Irish firm CRH to sell US based unit to KPS for $3.8 billion

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Irish Firm Crh To Sell Us Based Unit To Kps For $3.8 Billion Irish Firm Crh To Sell Us Based Unit To Kps For $3.8 Billion
CRH said the decision to sell its Building Envelope business at what it described as an attractive valuation demonstrated its active approach to portfolio management. Photo: File image
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Reuters

Irish building materials firm CRH Plc agreed to sell its US based unit that manufactures glass products to private equity firm KPS Capital Partners for $3.8 billion (€3.3 billion), the world's second-largest building materials supplier said on Monday.

CRH said the decision to sell its Building Envelope business at what it described as an attractive valuation demonstrated its active approach to portfolio management, efficient allocation of capital and the creation of a simpler and more focused group.

"The proceeds from the divestment will be incorporated into the group's capital allocation resources, focused on value-enhancing capital expenditure, value-accretive acquisitions and cash returns to shareholders," CRH said in a statement.

In 2020, the unit generated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $337 million. CRH reported full-year earnings of $4.6 billion across the group. - Reuters

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