GQG Partners, a leading US based Global Equity investment boutique, announced today the completion of a INR 15,446 Crore (USD 1.87 billion) in a series of secondary block trade transactions in the Adani Portfolio companies - Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited, Adani Green Energy Limited, Adani Transmission Limited and Adani Enterprises Limited (all listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange(NSE)).
The investment has made GQG a key investor in the development and growth of critical Indian infrastructure. Jefferies India Private Limited acted as a Sole Broker for the transaction.
Rajiv Jain, Chairman and CIO of GQG Partners, said: "I am excited to have initiated positions in the Adani companies. Adani companies own and operate some of the largest and most important infrastructure assets throughout India and around the world. Gautam Adani is widely regarded as among the best entrepreneurs of his generation. We believe that the long-term growth prospects for these companies are substantial, and we are pleased to be investing in companies that will help advance India's economy and energy infrastructure, including their energy transition over the long-run."
Jugeshinder (Robbie) Singh, Group CFO of Adani Group, said: "We are delighted to complete this landmark transaction with GQG. We value GQG's role as a strategic investor in our infrastructure and utility portfolio of sustainable energy, logistics and Energy Transition. This transaction marks the continued confidence of global investors in the governance, management practices and the growth of Adani Portfolio of companies."
India's total electricity generating capacity is more than 390GW, and renewables exceed 100 GW. Last year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Indian government announced that by 2030 India's non-fossil fuel capacity would be 500 GW. Adani Group plans to supply the country with 45 GW (9% of India's renewable energy) by 2030.
Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited, the distribution arm of Adani Transmission Limited (committed to Net Zero by 2050) has legally covenanted targets to increase the renewable energy penetration from 3% in FY21 to 60% by FY27. APSEZ has committed to being carbon neutral by 2025 and to be a leader in the development of sustainable transport utility. AEL, through its wholly owned subsidiary Adani New Industries Limited has committed to build, over the next 9 years, a new green hydrogen vertical focused on decarbonization of industrial energy and mobility.
Shares of Adani Enterprises Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 1606.70 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 1564.55. The total number of shares traded during the day was 41017916 in over 136811 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 1646.00 and intraday low of 1408.10. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 58192098339.00.