Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Advises Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones on Acquisition of 58.1% Stake in Gangavaram Port

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Transaction follows 31.50% stake acquisition from Warburg Pincus Group Delhi, India (NewsVoir) Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised Adani Ports And Special Economic Zone Limited (Adani Ports) on acquisition of 58.10% stake held by D.V.S. Raju and other promoter entities (Promoters) in Gangavaram Port Limited (Gangavaram Port) for INR 3,604 crore.

Earlier this month, Adani Ports had announced the acquisition of Warburg Pincus group’s 31.50% stake in Gangavaram Port. Once the current acquisition receives requisite approvals, Adani Ports will end up owning 89.60% stake in Gangavaram Port.

The General Corporate and Competition Law teams of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised Adani Ports on the Transaction.

The Transaction was led by Smruti Shah, Partner; and Paridhi Adani, Partner, with support from Aviral Chauhan, Senior Associate and Neham Tayal, Senior Associate.

The due diligence team was led by Paridhi Adani, Partner; with support from Aniket Singhania, Senior Consultant; Esha Sanas, Associate; and Rual Chudukattil, Associate.

The Competition Law team was led by Avaantika Kakkar, Partner (Head – Competition), Anshuman Sakle, Partner; with support from Kaustav Kundu, Principal Associate; Ruchi Verma, Senior Associate.

The Transaction is subject to approval from Competition Commission of India.

The Transaction was signed on March 23, 2021 and is expected to be closed by September 30, 2021.

About Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas India’s Leading Law Firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas was founded on May 11, 2015 and takes forward the values going back 103 years, of the erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. Tracing its professional lineage to 1917, the Firm has over 750 lawyers, including 137 partners, and offices in India’s key business centres at Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad. The Firm advises a large, and varied client base that includes domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital funds, startups and governmental and regulatory bodies.

The Firm received “Law Firm of the Year” award at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) India Law Awards 2020 and “Law Firm of the Year, India” at the Asialaw Regional Awards 2020. The firm was also named as the “Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year - India for 2020” at the IFLR Asia Awards and voted as the “Employer of Choice for 2020” from India, by the Asian Legal Business.

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