To expand its presence in the country's east coast, India's biggest port operator Adani Ports is said to have clinched a deal to acquire Dhamra Port, an equal joint venture between Tatas and L&T. The deal is stated to be around Rs 5,000 crore. Sources concerned said that the deal has almost completed as the talks between Adanis and Tata Steel and Larsen & Toubro have reached to the stage of signing it formally.
Media reports indicate that promoters of Indian companies are increasingly preferring to raise funds through debt and investors are also willing to offer it through structured deals or their NBFC arms that could either be a part of their investment group or backed by them. Compared to equity funding, these investors prefer to deploy in debt instruments, reports indicate
The Union government on July 2 defended the nearly Rs.2,000 crore deal between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad, saying the investment is important for India and opposition to the pact is politically motivated. Those opposing the deal are long on politics and short on facts, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said about the widespread opposition to the deal.
In Mozambique, Indian State exploration firms ONGC and Oil India (OIL) have signed a $2.48-billion deal to acquire 10 per cent stake from Videocon in a giant gas project in the African country. The acquisition deal may help ship an estimated 6 million tonne a year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India. ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas arm of the State explorer, said the deal marks its entry into a world-class project with significant upside potential, and would help it achieve long-term product
During Jan-Mar 2013, exit deals in the private equity (PEs) space is estimated at $1.028 billion through 24 deals compared to exit worth $1.732 billion from 21 deals in Oct-Dec 2012 quarter. The exits declined 18 per cent in value and 29 per cent in volume compared to Jan-Mar 2012. During this quarter, PEs exited $1.260 billion worth of investment from 34 deals
The Supreme Court ruled that the central government and ONGC conducted due deliberation before taking a decision on the $8.5 billion Cairn-Vedanta deal. The court ruled this while rejecting a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the deal on the ground that there was a loss to state-owned ONGC on account of the sale
Houston-based United LNG will supply 4 million metric ton a year of liquefied natural gas to Petronet LNG for 20 years after the US Department of Energy gives its approval. While both, Petronet and United LNG, signed a preliminary agreement for the supply of LNG, the final agree
Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Bob Dudley, head of global energy firm BP met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and some government officials recently to discuss their investment plans. The two companies, that are jointly operating the KG D6 gas basin in Andhra Pradesh, asked government to clarify regulatory issues plaguing the oil and gas secto
According to a company press release, the Dutch unit of Suzlon Energy, AE Rotor Holding BV, issued $647 million worth of bonds in order to reduce debt. The company would utilise the fund to repay loans as part of a debt restructuring deal with its creditors. Specifically, the proceeds of the bond sale would be used to refinance existing dollar-denominated foreign curre
Union Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae said his ministry was making all efforts to see that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is able to audit Reliance Industries' (RIL) spending on KG-D6 block. He said there have been some differences between CAG and RIL on the scope of audit but they are being resolved. He expressed hope that CAG would be able to resume audit by either month or early next