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CCI approves Adani Power's acquisition of Lanco Amarkantak Power Ltd

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On March 26, 2024, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) gave the green light to Adani Power Limited for its complete takeover of Lanco Amarkantak Power Limited. Adani Power Limited, a subsidiary of the Adani Group, is incorporated under Indian laws.

  • This is Adani Power's second acquisition through the insolvency route in the current financial year.
  • The detailed orders of CCI will be followed in this process.

Leaders in the business of thermal power generation in India:

  • Adani Power Limited is engaged in the business of thermal power generation in India.
  • The Acquirer operates thermal power plants in multiple Indian states, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Adani Group is a global integrated infrastructure company, operating across key industry sectors – resources, logistics and energy.

About Lanco Amarkantak Power Limited:

  • Lanco Amarkantak Power Limited (TARGET), a subsidiary of the Lanco Group, is involved in thermal power generation in India.
  • Target is currently going through the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC).
  • The proposed combination involves the acquisition of 100 per cent of the equity share capital of the target by the acquirer.
  • Lanco Amarkantak Power operates two 300 megawatt (MW) thermal power units in the Korba district of Chhattisgarh.
  • The asset's 600 MW capacity is committed under long-term power purchase agreements with the state distribution companies of Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.
  • As of December 2023, Adani Power's total gross debt stood at Rs 31,162 crore, down from Rs 42,353 crore at the end of the last financial year.

About Adani Power Limited:

  • Adani Power Company was started on 22 August 1996.
  • It is an Adani Group company which implements projects related to the production of electrical energy. Adani Power Limited is headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Some projects prepared by Adani Power:

  • Mundra Thermal Power Station: 4,620 MW at Mundra in Kutch district of Gujarat
  • Thermal Power Station: 1,320 MW at Kawai village in Baran district of Rajasthan
  • Tiroda Thermal Power Station: 3,300 MW at Tirora in Gondia district, Maharashtra
  • The company produces 40 MW solar power at Bitta, Kutch Gujarat.

Some major projects purchased by Adani Power:

  • Udupi Power Plant: 1,200 MW more at Padubidri in Udupi district of Karnataka
  • Raikheda Thermal Power Station, Avantha Korba West Power Station are also included.

About Competition Commission of India (CCI):

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body under the Government of India tasked with enforcing the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. 
  • CCI was formally constituted in March 2009.
  • The Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969, was repealed and replaced by the Competition Act, 2002, based on the recommendations of the Raghavan Committee.

Objective of formation of CCI:

  • The objective of CCI is to create a strong competitive environment in the country through various means.

Structure of CCI:

  • As per the Competition Act, the Commission consists of a Chairman and six members who are appointed by the Central Government.
  • The Commission is a quasi-judicial body. Advises statutory authorities and also addresses other matters. The Chairman and other members of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) are whole-time members.

FAQ

Answer: Lanco Amarkantak Power Limited

Answer: Adani Power Limited was established on 22 August 1996.

Answer: March 2009
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