Tata Group, GIC and SSG Capital Management to invest Rs 8000 cr in GMR Airports

Tata Group, GIC and SSG Capital Management to invest Rs 8000 cr in GMR Airports

Mar 27, 2019 04:03 IST capital market

GMR Infrastructure announced a proposed investment by Tata Group Tata, an affiliate of GIC, Singapores sovereign wealth fund GIC and SSG Capital Management SSG (Investor) in its Airports Business.

GIL has signed a binding term sheet with the Investors pursuant to which the Investors have agreed to invest Rs. 8,000 Crores in GMR Airports.

The investment amount of Rs. 8,000 Crores will consist of:
- Rs. 1,000 Crores equity infusion in GAL; and
- Rs. 7,000 Crores towards purchase of GALs equity shares from GIL and its Subsidiaries.

The proposed investment is subject to definitive documentation, customary regulatory approvals, lender consents and other approvals.

Following the investment, GIL proposes to demerge its Energy, Highways, Urban Infrastructure & Transportation businesses, leading to separation of its Airport Business, subject to customary consents, regulatory & corporate approvals.

This is a significant development for GIL with multiple strategic benefits: -
- Significant deleveraging at GIL.
- Investment by marquee investors for creating a world class portfolio of Airport assets.
- Paves the way for restructuring of the business by way of demerger.

As part of the terms of the proposed investment, GIL will retain management control over the Airports Business with the Investors having customary rights and board representation at GAL and its key subsidiaries.

The Investors have pegged 100% Equity Valuation for GAL at:
Post Money Valuation of Rs. 18,000 Crores
PLUS
Earn-outs of up to Rs. 4,475 Crores linked to achievement of certain agreed milestones and performance metrics over next ~5 years

Thereby, total valuation assuming all Earn-outs are successfully consummated, will be Rs 22,475 Crores on Post Money Basis.

As part of this transaction, GIL also intends to provide exit to existing private equity investors who hold 5.8% Equity Stake in GAL. At Closing, GIL and its subsidiaries will hold c.54% stake in GAL, Employee Welfare Trust will hold 2%, Tata will hold c.20% stake, GIC will hold c.15% stake and SSG will hold c.10% stake.

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