Jacob Ballas Puts $38M into Marg Karaikal Port

India-focused private equity firm Jacob Ballas, backed by New York Life International, has invested $38 million in Marg Karaikal Port, a unit of MARG Ltd., for a minority stake, Reuters reported on Wednesday. MARG Karaikal Port is an all-weather port on the south east coast of India.

 

(Reuters) – India-focused private equity firm Jacob Ballas, backed by New York Life International, has invested $38 million in Marg Karaikal Port, a unit of MARG Ltd , for a minority stake, the south Indian infrastructure firm said on Wednesday.

 

The port will use the funds to expand capacity to 28 million metric tonnes per annum, it said in a statement.

 

MARG Karaikal Port is an all-weather port on the south east coast of India.

 

Last year, Ascent Capital invested about 2 billion rupees to pick a minority stake in the firm..

 

The Indian Infrastructure Fund backed by India’s IDFC and Citigroup had invested in the port in 2010.

 

(Reporting by Indulal PM)