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Adani increases ownership in Krishnapatnam Port to 100% for ₹2,800 cr

April 5, 2021: Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) today announced that it is increasing its stake in the Adani Krishnapatnam Port from 75 to 100 percent by acquiring Vishwasamudra Holdings’ 25 percent stakes for ₹2,800 crore.

Krishnapatnam Port is located on the east coast of India in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh (~180 km from Chennai Ports) close to the border between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
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Krishnapatnam Port is located on the east coast of India in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh (~180 km from Chennai Ports) close to the border between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

April 5, 2021: Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) today announced that it is increasing its stake in the Adani Krishnapatnam Port from 75 to 100 percent by acquiring Vishwasamudra Holdings’ 25 percent stakes for ₹2,800 crore.

Together with the 75 percent ownership acquired in October 2020, the acquisition implies an enterprise value of ₹13,675 crore implying an EV/ FY21 EBITDA multiple of 10.3x.

Krishnapatnam Port is located on the east coast of India in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh (~180 km from Chennai Ports) close to the border between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Krishnapatnam Port is an all-weather, deep water port with a multi-cargo facility of 64 MMTPA current capacity. With a waterfront of 20 km and 6,800 acres of land, Krishnapatnam Port has a master plan capacity of 300 MMTPA and a 50-year concession.

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The port is expected to have volumes of 38 MMT, revenues of Rs. 1,840 cr and EBITDA of Rs. 1,325 Cr in FY21. Since the acquisition, Krishnapatnam Port has focused on business process re-engineering which has resulted in EBITDA margins improving from 57% in FY20 to 72 percent in FY21.

Karan Adani, chief executive officer and whole-time director of APSEZ said, “The consolidation of our ownership in Krishnapatnam Port reinforces APSEZ’s stride towards 500 MMT by 2025 and achieving our broader strategy of cargo parity between west and east coasts of India. Krishnapatnam Port is on track to handle double the traffic by 2025 and will deliver high growth through a multi-product and cargo enhancement strategy while enhancing return on capital employed. We are confident that we will be able to double throughput and triple EBITDA at Krishnapatnam Port by 2025. We are committed to making Krishnapatnam Port the gateway port for South Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. With its large industrial land backed with the port, we will transform Krishnapatnam into a manufacturing and industrial hub.”


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