Mumbai Airport raises $750 mn from Apollo

Mumbai Airport raises $750 mn from Apollo

Funds will be used for refinancing of existing debt and for new capital expenditure requirements

Hyderabad: Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has successfully raised $750 million senior secured private placement notes from Apollo-managed credit funds. It owns and operates the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai, the second largest airport in India.

Apollo's credit business was able to provide a scaled, long-term capital solution for MIAL, with the majority of proceeds from the 7.25-years, $750 million notes to be used to refinance existing shorter maturity loans and new capital expenditure.

MIAL is a step-down subsidiary of Adani Airport Holdings Ltd (AAHL), a company incubated by Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL). It is an iconic asset within AAHL's expanding airport infrastructure Portfolio and the marquee private placement is among the largest-ever completed in India.

"We are pleased to work with the Adani's to provide a comprehensive, long-term capital solution for the Mumbai International Airport, a mission-critical infrastructure asset in India," said Brigitte Posch, Apollo Partner and Global Head of Emerging Market Debt.

"Amid significant market volatility, our ability to commit to the entire transaction and take a long-term view reflects some of the key strengths of Apollo's global credit platform and perpetual capital base," said Prakash Tulsiani, CEO, MIAL.

"Combined with the Adani Portfolio's proven speed of execution, the proceeds of this issuance will allow us to accelerate MIAL's transformation and provide immense value to our stakeholders in the post-pandemic period and thereby improve the consumer experience," he added.

This issuance by MIAL, which is a strategic asset in the AAHL portfolio of airports, marks the first step in its capital management plan. AAHL will continue to diversify the sources of financing through access to different pools of capital.

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