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Kirloskar Ferrous completes acquisition of ISMT

Date : March 11, 2022

Link: https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/kirloskar-ferrous-completes-acquisition-of-ismt-122031100503_1.html

Kirloskar Ferrous Industries surged 5.34% to Rs 197.35 after the company announced completing the acquisition of a majority stake in Indian Seamless Metal Tubes (ISMT) for Rs 476.63 crore.

Earlier in November 2021, a share subscription agreement was executed between Kirloskar Ferrous Industries, ISMT, and certain promoters forming the promoter group of ISMT. The board of ISMT at its meeting held on 10 March 2022, allotted 15,40,00,000 equity shares of ISMT having a face value of Rs 5 each, for Rs 30.95 per equity share, to Kirloskar Ferrous for an aggregate consideration of Rs 4,76,63,00,000. The deal also involves an unsecured loan of Rs 194 crore to ISMT.

Consequently, Kirloskar Ferrous announced that it has acquired a controlling interest and holds 51.25% in Indian Seamless Metal Tubes. ISMT has now become a subsidiary of Kirloskar Ferrous with effect from 10 March 2022. Furthermore, with effect from 10 March 2022, Kirloskar Ferrous has been classified as the promoter of ISMT.

ISMT is one the largest integrated specialized seamless tube manufacturer in India. It is one of the most diversified manufacturers of specialized seamless tubes in the world, producing tubes in the range of 6 to 273 mm in diameter.

Kirloskar Ferrous Industries is a leading pig iron manufacturer in India and producer of grey iron castings.

The company's standalone net profit declined 31.18% to Rs 81.43 crore in the quarter that ended December 2021 as against Rs 118.32 crore during the previous quarter that ended December 2020. Sales rose 58.14% YoY to Rs 933.20 crore in Q3 FY22.