Mumbai Airport to change hands from GVK to Adani

Mumbai Airport, which was the second-busiest airport in India, has changed hands, in a not very surprising move. The Mumbai International Airport was transferred to GVK Group for developing the airport and operating it in April 2006. After doing a fabulous job making it great and perhaps an airport that Mumbai deserved after operating out of a dump yard for years,  GVK Group is now going to transfer the ownership of the airport to the Adanis.

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The Adani Group has acquired a majority stake in the Mumbai International Airport, by buying 74% stake from major shareholders. Out of this, 50.5% stake is being acquired from the GVK Group and 23.5% from the Airports Company South African and the Bidvest Group.

The Adani Group, which only recently entered the airport business, winning rights to operate 6 airports from the Airports Authority of India, including the Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati and Ahmedabad airport, has finally made a big catch with Mumbai Airport. This is also good for the health of the new Navi Mumbai Airport project, which was also a part of this deal, and hasn’t taken off the ground due to the financial closure not coming through yet.

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In October 2019, GVK had entered into an agreement to sell 79% of its stake in GVK Airport Holdings for INR 7,614 Crores (USD 1.04 Billion Dollars) to a group that included Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund ADIA, Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investments and the Indian National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.

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