JAMCEM is the leading consultancy for the ready-mix industry Due Diligence, whether working on the buy-side or sell-side of the transaction. JAMCEMs experts have extensive global operational experience of readymix businesses and the issues facing these operations, especially within the context of vertical integration within cement and aggregates production.
The JAMCEM assessment of readymix assets starts with an assessment of the profitability of the business and whether the business is used by the owner as an outlet for aggregates and cement. This is often the case in a vertically integrated business, where profits are taken in the cement and aggregates business. JAMCEM then reviews the structure of the business – for example identifying whether it is a local, regional or national business - the volumes sold in each area and whether certain trends can be identified within different, regions thereby identifying the most and least profitably parts of the business. JAMCEM also reviews the specific operating issues of the business – for example the average size of the plants, the composition and age of the fleet and whether it is owned or leased, the historical sustaining capex of the business and whether it meets JAMCEMs expectations.
Being located in the South East on England close to London and Paris, JAMCEM is ideally located close to European financial markets and is the most convenient time zone to work with global Clients to both Eastern and Western hemispheres. JAMCEM has a strong track record of working with other global consultancies, M and A advisors and financial institutions during Due Diligence studies.
Whilst the JAMCEM Senior Experts have completed numerous Due Diligence studies during their careers, they have more recently been involved in Due Diligence of all of the assets proposed for disposal during the Lafarge Holcim merger for a major Private Equity Consortium and the sale of the assets now known as Hope Construction Materials for a cement manufacturer.