Siam Cement Group Acquires Tile Maker

Huong Canh, Vietnam, Jan. 2, 2013 -- Siam Cement Group said it will purchase a majority stake in Vietnamese tile maker Prime Group for $240 million.

The agreement calls for the wholly owned SCG Building Materials to acquire 85% of the Prime Group.

The Prime Group, producer of the Prime master brand, operates six tile factories with a capacity of 75 million square meterss in Vietnam and commands a 20% domestic market share.

It also owns clay, sand and feldspar mines, which supply the main ingredients for production.