KPTL to sell stake in 3 assets to CLP India for Rs 3,275 crore
KPTL to sell stake in 3 assets to CLP India for Rs 3,275 crore

New Delhi: Kalpataru Power Transmission (KPTL) Wednesday said it has entered into binding agreements with Canada's institutional fund manager CDPQ's arm CLP India to sell its stake in 3 power transmission assets for an estimated enterprise value of Rs 3,275 crore.

The company is selling stake in Kalpataru Satpura Transco Pvt Ltd (KSTPL), Alipurduar Transmission Ltd (ATL) and Kohima Mariani Transmission Ltd (KMTL) (referred jointly as SPVs), Kalpataru Power Transmission said in a BSE filing.

"As a part of this deal, the transaction for ATL and KMTL will be effective post commercial operation date (COD) and fulfilment of certain conditions," the company added. Techno Electric & Engineering Company Ltd (Techno) owns 26 per cent stake in KMTL.

"The sale of assets will lead to a significant reduction in KPTL's consolidated debt and will help focus on strategic diversification within core business. KPTL will continue to focus on sustainable and profitable growth with commitment to improve return ratios," Kalpataru Power Transmission Managing Director and CEO Manish Mohnot said.

The estimated amount of debt at the SPV levels would be approximately Rs 2,000 crore at the time of COD. CLP India Managing Director Rajiv Mishra said the acquisition of the KPTL assets will enable the company to expand its geographical reach across the country and reinforce its commitment to grow its investments.

"The Indian market is a primary growth market for CLP and CDPQ and the two companies share a vision to invest only in a low carbon, clean energy portfolio in India. Entering the transmission sector is a landmark for CLP India," he added. The transaction is subject to requisite approvals and compliances.

Ernst & Young (EY) and Khaitan & Co. are advisors to KPTL and Techno for this transaction. CLP India is owned by CLP Group, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. Shares of Kalpataru Power Transmission were trading 0.71 per cent higher at Rs 535.55 apiece on the BSE.

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