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CCI clears 70% stake acquisition in SABIC by Saudi Aramco

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Fair trade regulator CCI has given approval to the acquisition of 70 per cent stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) for USD 69.1 billion (around Rs 4,87,569.6 crore).
Through this acquisition, Saudi Aramco will have sole control over Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), the combination notice filed with Competition Commission of India (CCI) said.
In India, SABIC is mainly active in the supply of agri-nutrient and petrochemical products while Saudi Aramco is active in the supply of crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas, base oil and petrochemical products, it added.
In March 2019, Saudi Aramco had announced the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire 70 per cent majority stake in SABIC from the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia. The transaction value was pegged at USD 69.1 billion.
Besides, the firm had said that "the remaining 30 per cent publicly traded shares in SABIC are not part of the transaction, and Saudi Aramco has no plans to acquire these remaining shares."

The fair trade regulator in a tweet posted on Friday said it "approves acquisition of 70 per cent shareholding of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 7:05 PM IST

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