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Adani Family’s Investment in Ambuja Cements: Strengthening Stake and Cementing Growth

The Adani family, led by Gautam Adani, has infused ₹8,339 crore into Ambuja Cements Ltd., increasing their stake to 70.3%. This investment, part of a larger strategy, aims to bolster Ambuja’s growth trajectory and cement its position in the market.

Investment Details

The Adani family’s investment, totaling ₹20,000 crore, underscores their commitment to Ambuja Cements. This latest infusion follows previous investments in October 2022 and March 2024, consolidating their position as the majority stakeholders.

Strategic Objectives

The capital injection is intended to provide Ambuja Cements with the financial flexibility to pursue accelerated growth and enhance its operational capabilities. With a target capacity of 140 million tonnes per annum by 2028, the investment will fuel strategic initiatives such as debottlenecking capex and technological integration.

Operational Performance

In the quarter ending December 2023, Ambuja Cements recorded a 39% increase in net profit and an 8% rise in revenue from operations compared to the previous year, reflecting its strong performance amidst market dynamics.

Advisors and Partnerships

Barclays Bank PLC, MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank played key roles as advisors for the transaction, highlighting the strategic partnerships facilitating Ambuja’s growth trajectory.

Industry Landscape

Ambuja Cements, alongside ACC Ltd. and Sanghi Industries Ltd., collectively contribute to Adani Group’s cement capacity, positioning the conglomerate as a significant player in the Indian cement industry.

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