Cement giants Holcim and Lafarge have unveiled a series of targets for asset sales across Europe and elsewhere in a bid to persuade regulators to allow the two companies to merge and create the biggest cement outfit in the world.

On Monday, the two companies announced they would be prepared to hive off operations across Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, the United Kingdom, Canada and Mauritius (see below) in what media reports suggest represents around ten percent of the companies’ combined annual revenues in order to appease regulators in…