CCI approves merger of NAM Estates, Embassy One with Indiabulls Real Estate; Embassy Group's stake rises to 45%

The merged entity will have about 30 projects with Indiabulls Real Estate's shares valued at Rs 92.5 per share under the terms of the agreement

Press Trust of India February 24, 2021 22:49:49 IST
CCI approves merger of NAM Estates, Embassy One with Indiabulls Real Estate; Embassy Group's stake rises to 45%

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New Delhi: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday approved the proposed merger of NAM Estates Pvt Ltd and Embassy One Commercial Property Developments Pvt Ltd into Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd (IBREL).

IBREL as well as Embassy Group's arm NAM Estates and Embassy One Commercial Property Developments (NAM Opco) had entered into definitive merger documentation to amalgamate ongoing, completed, and planned residential and commercial projects of these two subsidiaries, a regulatory filing had said in August 2020.

Embassy Group already has around 14 percent stake in Mumbai-based IBREL and the same will increase to 45 percent after the merger of assets of these two companies.

"The combined IBREL entity shall become one of India's leading real estate development platforms, with 80.8 million square feet of launched and planned development potential," the filing had said.

The merged entity will have about 30 projects. Under the terms of the agreement, IBREL's shares are being valued at Rs 92.5 per share.

"Subsequent to the merger being effected, the resultant listed entity shall be owned 44.9 percent by Embassy Group, 26.2 percent by the existing public and institutional shareholders, 9.8 percent by existing IBREL promoter group, and 19.1 percent by BREP and other Embassy institutional investors," the filing had said.

The proposed transaction will be carried out through a series of inter-connected steps, a combination notice filed with the regulator said.

"The proposed transaction will enhance the ability of the Embassy Group to attract the foreign/ domestic institutional investor base of IBREL, which comes from its status as a listed company," it added.

"Commission approves proposed merger of NAM Estates and Embassy One Commercial Property Developments into Indiabulls Real Estate," the CCI said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Through another tweet, the regulator gave nod to the proposed combination involving the acquisition of a stake in Technip Energies BV by Bpifrance Participations SA.

Pursuant to the share purchase agreement dated 7 January, 2021, between Technip FMC plc and Bpifrance Participations SA, the former will acquire a minimum of 11.82 percent and a maximum of 17.25 percent of outstanding shares of Technip Energies BV, as per a combination notice.

"As a result of the proposed transaction, the acquirer will increase its shareholding in the target to a stake of 14.07-20 percent," it added.

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