Adani's Ambuja Cements Approves Merger with Adani Cementation

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Ambuja Cements approves merger with Adani Cementation, exchanging 174 shares of Ambuja for every 1 share of Adani Cementation. The merger strengthens operational efficiency and expands the coastal footprint, leveraging strategic locations and boosting capacity to 93 MTPA by 2028.

Ambuja Cements - Adani Cementation Merger News

Adani group-owned Ambuja Cements announced on Thursday the approval of merging Adani Cementation, currently a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises. The merger, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, aims to integrate operations and enhance efficiencies.

Share Swap Details

The merger will proceed through a share-swapping mechanism, where Adani Enterprises will receive 87 lakh shares of Ambuja Cements. The swap ratio stands at 174 shares of Ambuja Cements Ltd for every 1 share of Adani Cementation Ltd (ACL).

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Operational and Strategic Benefits

Ambuja Cements anticipates significant synergies from the merger. Adani Cementation's strategic locations near Dahej port and Amba River - Raigad will enhance Ambuja's logistical capabilities.

This includes leveraging sea and rail routes to source clinker, crucial for servicing high-growth markets like South Gujarat and Mumbai.

Expansion and Infrastructure Enhancements

Adani Cementation has already developed substantial infrastructure, including a 2.5 MTPA cement facility with a captive jetty at Amba River, Raigad, and a 1.30 MTPA cement grinding capacity at Dahej, Gujarat, with plans for further expansion.

Strategic Growth Initiatives

With an existing capacity of 79 MTPA, the group aims to increase its capacity to 140 MTPA by 2028. Recent acquisitions, including Penna Cement and Sanghi Industries, underscore Adani's rapid expansion and consolidation efforts in the competitive Indian cement market.

Industry Context

The Indian cement industry, dominated by players like UltraTech Cement Ltd, boasts a total installed capacity of 541 MT. Adani Group's strategic decisions position Ambuja Cements to capitalise on growth opportunities in key regional markets, further solidifying its competitive edge.

This merger marks a pivotal step in Adani Group's cement sector strategy, enhancing operational synergies and market positioning for Ambuja Cements amidst robust industry competition and expansion aspirations.

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