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Gautam Adani seeks Rs 7,500 cr to refinance Mumbai airport debt

Barclays Plc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are among banks in discussions to provide the funds to Adani Airport Holdings Ltd, say people familiar with the matter

Gautam Adani


Gautam Adani
Gautam Adani (Photo: Bloomberg)

is seeking a loan of about Rs 7,500 crore ($1 billion) to refinance existing debt of Mumbai’s international airport, according to people familiar with the matter.

Barclays Plc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are among banks in discussions to provide the funds to Adani Airport Holdings Ltd., the people said. Deutsche Bank AG is also in talks to help with the financing, one of the people said.

Mumbai International Airport Ltd. has a debt of about Rs 8,000 crore, the people said, who asked not to be identified as the information is private.

A refinancing package would come after Adani Airport in August agreed to acquire the debt of GVK Airport Developers Ltd., which owns about 50.5% of the airport in the Indian financial hub. In February, Adani Airport completed the purchase of a 23.5% stake in the Mumbai airport by buying out two South African

Representatives for Barclays, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan declined to comment, while representatives for Adani and GVK didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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First Published: Wed, July 07 2021. 19:00 IST