Welspun Enterprises sells its stake in Welspun Energy

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | December 26, 2016 08:51 IST

Post sale of its renewable business, WEL’s 15.49% minority stake in Welspun Energy does not contribute to the consolidated results of the Company.

Welspun Enterprises Ltd, formerly Welspun Projects Ltd, part of the US$ 2.3 billion Welspun Group, announced its plans to divest its stake in Welspun Energy.

Post sale of its renewable business, WEL’s 15.49% minority stake in Welspun Energy does not contribute to the consolidated results of the Company. In order to unlock value for the Company, the Board of WEL authorised the monetisation of this stake, subject to shareholders’ approval.

As against its investment of Rs 911 million, the stake is proposed to be sold to Welshop Trading Pvt Ltd, for a consideration of approximately Rs 2.9 billion plus contingent consideration, thereby implying more than 3x returns to the Company on its investment.

In addition to buying out WEL’s stake, Welshop Trading Pvt Ltd, part of Welspun Group, has agreed to buy out the stake of other shareholders in Welspun Energy at equivalent consideration.

The services of both PwC and EY were engaged for this transaction. Khaitan & Co was the joint legal advisor.

Commenting on the development, Sandeep Garg, Managing Director, Welspun Enterprises Ltd, said, “With this transaction, the Company continues its journey of consolidation and value creation for all its stakeholders by enhancing focus on core businesses. This deal will further improve our balance sheet and cash reserve, which has set a stronger platform for future growth.”

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