Punj Lloyd arm plans to buy Australian co Macmahon's construction biz

R. Y. Narayanan Coimbatore | Updated on March 12, 2018

Sembawang Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Punj Lloyd Ltd (PLL), has planned to buy the construction businesses of Macmahon Holdings Ltd of Australia through its wholly owned subsidiary Sembawang Australia Pty Ltd.

For Sembawang, a successful end to its bid to acquire the construction business of Macmahon, an Australian contract mining and construction company, would bring to fruition its plans to enter the construction activity in that country.

In a communication to the stock exchanges, PLL said that it intends to make a two-part offer through the subsidiary for acquiring the construction businesses. While Part A would consist of purchasing Macmahon’s construction businesses as going concerns or as a separate standalone offer, part B would consist of a counter proposal to the Asset Purchase Agreement made by Leighton Holdings Ltd, on identical terms, for an additional consideration of A$5 million.

Both offers were subject to the satisfactory due diligence and approval by Sembawang board by the end of this month.

Richard Grosvenor, President and CEO of Sembawang, said his company had been eyeing Macmahon’s construction business for more than four years and felt that the time was right to make the offer “given the fit in strategies of both companies” with Macmahon planning to exit construction business in Australia even as his company was eyeing an entry into this activity in that country.

Published on January 03, 2013

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