Billionaire Gautam Adani's Adani Group on Monday, August 31, said it has reached an agreement to acquire GVK Group''s shareholding and control of Mumbai airport.
With this buyout, Adani is now India's biggest private airport operator. This is the first major airport win for Adani Group, one of the largest homegrown conglomerate who has recently entered airport operation business in India.
Adani Airport Holdings has "entered into an agreement to acquire the debt of GVK Airport Developers," Adani Enterprise said in a regulatory filing.
GVK Group holds 50.50 per cent equity stake in Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). The debt will be converted into equity.
The two firms did not give further financial details of the deal, reports news agency PTI.
"The Adani Group will also take steps to complete the acquisition of a 23.5 per cent equity stake from ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa) and Bidvest in MIAL for which it has obtained Competition Commission of India's approval," it added.
Together with 50.50 per cent stake of GVK, Adani''s total holding in Mumbai airport will be 74 per cent after completion of the transaction.
(With agency inputs)