Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rain Commodities enters bidding war for GLC Carbon; raises bid price

Rain Commodities has entered into a bidding war for the acquisition of GLC Carbon USA and has raised its bidding price from the earlier C$11.60 per share to C$13.25. The acquisition is being effected through Rain Commodities’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Rain Commodities USA Inc.

This raises the effective price for the acquisition of 73.56% in GLC from Rs. 1624 crores to Rs. 1873 crores. The hike in price is in view of the competitive bid for GLC made by Oxbow Carbon and Minerals Holdings, Inc, which offered a price of C$ 13.00 per share.

Under the amended agreement, the termination fee has also been increased from C$ 14.5 mn to C$ 17 mn. The termination fee will be payable to Rain Commodities by the GLC Income Fund, the holding company of GLC Carbon, in case a third party shows interest in buying GLC Carbon and the deal turns in favour of the third party.

The acquisition of GLC Carbon will make Rain Commodities the world's largest producer of Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) with a total capacity of 2.43 mn tonnes per annum. The acquisition would be funded by a mix of debt, internal accruals and funds raised through QIP. Rain Commodities is also planning to merge group company, Rain Calcining, which is into CPC production, with itself to achieve business synergies.

Read the article in The Economic Times.
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