Acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port by Adani Ports approved

New Delhi, July 23, 2020: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limit-ed by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (Adani Ports).

The proposed combina-tion envisaged acquisition of equity shareholding along with management controlof Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL) by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited .

Adani Ports is a cus-tomer-facing integrated port infrastructure services provider currently present across ten domestic ports in six maritime states of Gujarat, Goa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.

The Acquirer manages the logistics chain (i.e. from vessel management to anchorage, pilotage, tug pulling, berthing, goods handling, internal trans-port, storage, handling, processing and final evac-uation by road or rail).

KPCL is engaged as a developer and operator of the deep water port at Krishnapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, pursuant to the concession agreement on Build-Operate-Share-Transfer basis with Andhra Pradesh for a period of thirty years from the date of commercial operations and entitled for a further period of 20 years (two periods of 10 years each).

A detailed order of the CCI will follow.

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