CCI Approves Acquisition of Approximately 7.98% of the Total Outstanding Equity Share Capital of Ajax by Kedaara

On June 20, 2019, CCI approved the acquisition of approximately 7.98% of the total outstanding equity share capital of Ajax Engineering Private Limited (‘Ajax’) by Kedaara Capital Fund II LLP (‘Kedaara’) along with right of representation on the Board of Directors of Ajax (‘Proposed Combination’).[1]

While Kedara is a private equity fund having no current presence in India, Ajax is a private limited company, engaged in the manufacture and sale of concreting equipment within India, under the brand name of Ajax.

CCI approved the Proposed Combination, considering that there were no direct or indirect horizontal or vertical overlaps between the business activities of Ajax and Kedaara. Therefore, the Proposed Combination was unlikely to cause any AAEC in India.

[1] Combination Registration No. C-2019/06/666

Published In:Inter Alia Special Edition- Competition Law - August 2019 [ English
Date: August 7, 2019