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Adani secures $2bn Abu Dhabi investment for green energy projects

ABU DHABI, May 17, 2022

Abu Dhabi-based strategic investment company, International Holding Company (IHC), today (May 17) announced the completion of a AED7.3 billion ($2 billion) investment transaction in the Adani Portfolio companies - Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), Adani Transmission Limited (ATL) and Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL).
Under this pact, IHC has provided capital to Adani Green Energy, Adani Transmission and Adani Enterprises, which are all listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) in India – through the preferential allotment route. 
AEL, through its wholly owned subsidiary Adani New Industries Limited, has undertaken to invest $50 billion over the next 9 years forming a new green hydrogen vertical focussed on decarbonisation of industrial energy and mobility.
The transaction was facilitated via First Abu Dhabi Bank and Standard Chartered Bank; in coordination, UAE corporate law firm Norton Rose, and Indian firm AZB Partners, provided legal advisory and actuarial support, respectively, and WTS Dhruva acted as the tax advisor.
On the deal, CEO and Managing Director Syed Basar Shueb, said this strategic expansion aligns with IHC's commitment to broadening and diversifying its investment portfolio.
"There is no doubt that this transaction will directly and positively impact India's overarching ambition for long-term plans for clean energy. The deal represents 4.87% of the total trade between the UAE and India, which has reached $41 billion between 2020 and 2021; the partnership between IHC and Adani Group greatly reflects the economic ties between the UAE and India beyond the oil sector," he added.
AGEL is set to develop and operate a renewable energy generation capacity of 25GW by 2025 and 45GW by 2030, while Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited, the distribution arm of ATL has legally covenanted targets to boost the renewable energy penetration from 3% in FY 2021 to 60% by FY 2027. 
The Indian busness conglomerate pointed out that IHC’s investment will help support ATL in this transformational journey.
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 500GW. 
IHC’s investment will support and accelerate Adani Group’s growth plan to supply the country with 45GW (9% of India's non-fossil energy) by 2030, stated Shueb.
AGEL Executive Director Sagar Adani said: "We are delighted to complete this landmark transaction with IHC. We value its pioneering role as a strategic investor in sustainable energy, healthcare, food, infrastructure and energy transitition in the UAE. This transaction marks the further strengthening of the India-UAE relationship and highlights the long history of business and trust between our people."
"We share IHC’s strategic vision for India, Middle East and Africa as we embark on this inter-generational relationship," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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