Lafarge in Sale of Asian Gypsum Operations

September 19, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb is representing Lafarge in the sale of its Asian gypsum operations.

Lafarge has agreed to sell to Boral its 50% stake in LBGA, their common Asian gypsum joint venture, for €429 million (representing the enterprise value of Lafarge’s 50% stake in the joint venture).

LBGA was formed in 2000 as a joint venture between Lafarge and Boral, and is now a leading supplier of plasterboard and other gypsum-related products across Asia, operating throughout 10 countries.

This transaction is expected to close before year-end.

Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum.

Boral is an international building and construction materials group, headquartered in Sydney (Australia), with leading market positions in its core businesses: Cement, Plasterboard and Brick.