Under the deal, Rosneft would purchase 49 per cent stake in Essar Oil's refinery port and petrol pumps. Netherlands- based Trafigura Group Pte -- one of the world's biggest commodity trading companies -- and Russian investment fund United Capital Partners split another 49 per cent equity equally.
The remaining 2 per cent is held by minority shareholders after delisting of Essar Oil.
The deal has an enterprise value of close to USD 13 billion, including Essar Oil's debt of USD 4.5 billion and around USD 2 billion debt with the port company and power plant.
About USD 3 billion dues to Iran for past oil purchases will continue to be on Essar Oil books.
Mergers and acquisitions beyond a certain threshold are required to get the approval from CCI, which keeps a tab on anti-competitive practices across sectors.
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