The origins of Alba
The origin of Corporación Financiera Alba is Cementos Alba, a listed Spanish cement company founded in the 50s and participated by the March Group. In 1986, Hornos Ibéricos, also a cement company controlled by Holderbank (currently Holcim Ltd.), acquired all its assets, including its factories and cement mixer subsidiaries.
Following the sale, Cementos Alba changed its purpose and name to Corporación Financiera Alba and reinvested the proceeds obtained, effectively becoming an investment company with a diversified portfolio of equity investments and real estate assets.
Since its inception, Alba has been an active investor, mainly in the domestic market, and shareholder of selected leading companies.