- India’s richest man
Gautam Adanireceived SEBI nod to proceed with $3.8 billion open offer for Ambuja cementsand ACC.
- In May the
Adani Groupacquired Holcim’s two cement companies in a $10.5 billion deal.
- The company is focusing on its infrastructure activities while looking to integrate these two cement companies into its portfolio.
In summary, India’s richest man Gautam Adani acquired Ambuja Cements and ACC from Holcim for $10.5 billion (approximately ₹83,000 crore), making Adani Group India’s second largest cement producer overnight. became. The $10.5 billion transaction includes a $3.8 billion public offer.
Under the approved open offer, Adani has offered ₹2,300 per share ACC, discounted by 1.7% from its closing price on August 19, while it has offered ₹385 per share, Ambuja Cements, discounted by 8.5 %.
SEBI rules require companies to make an offer to acquire minority interest if their interest in a publicly traded entity exceeds 25%.
UltraTech Cement of the Aditya Birla Group is India’s largest cement company, with almost twice the capacity of Ambuja Cements and ACC combined.
“Holcim’s global cement manufacturing leadership and sustainability best practices bring us some of the most advanced technologies that will enable us to accelerate the path to greener cement manufacturing,” said Gautam Adani, President of the Adani Group.
Together, Ambuja and ACC have 23 cement plants, 14 milling stations, 80 ready-mix concrete plants and more than 50,000 channel partners across India.
“Ambuja Cements and ACC are two of the strongest brands recognized across India. Increasing our footprint in renewable energy generation will give us a major lead in the decarbonisation journey that is a must for cement production,” said Adani.
As part of the deal, the Adani Group will acquire Holcim’s entire 63.19% stake in Ambuja Cements and 54.53% stake in ACC.
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