The untouchable position of CRH isn’t set in stone
With a Swedish investment fund taking a sizeable stake in Cement Roadstone Holdings, the stage is set for an intriguing battle of wills
Everything about Cement Roadstone Holdings is big. The building materials and concrete giant, valued at €21 billion last week, is Ireland’s biggest company.
It employs more people than any other Irish firm, with 85,000 workers. It makes more revenues than any firm, with sales of €27 billion in 2017. Its bosses even have the biggest pay packets of Irish executives with its chief executive, Albert Manifold, taking home €8.6 million in 2017.
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