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Aegis to sell 6% to Mauritius PE fund

Aegis Logistics Ltd will issue 6 percent stake to a Mauritius-based private equity fund Infrastructure India Holdings Fund LLC on a preferential basis. It plans to offer more than 2 million shares at 322 rupees each, the firm said in an exchange filing over the weekend. [...]

Baring PE to invest Rs 475 cr in Oriental Structural

Underlining the attraction of infrastructure for private equity investors, Baring Private Equity Partners (BPEP) India is set to invest Rs 475 crore ($105 million) in Delhi-based Oriental Structural Engineers, a company specialised in constructing runways and highways. According to sources, Baring PE is likely to acquire around 15-20 per cent stake in Oriental. In December, BPEP India invested $90 million in Cethar Vessels, the second largest manufacturer of boilers for power plants, for a minority stake. BPEP India manages about $1 billion (Rs 4,600 crore) in various portfolio firms. Established three decades earlier, Oriental Structural Engineers (OSE) executed 2,700 lane-km of national and state highways in India and abroad. OSE’s current projects include the Salem-Ulunderpet section of NH-68 in Tamil Nadu, part of the Yamuna Expressway (Taj Expressway), the access road to Delhi International Airport, the Pune-Solapur section of NH-9, the Hungund-Hospet section of NH-13 and four-laning of the Nagpur-Saoner-Betul stretch of NH-69. Overall costs of current projects are around Rs 2,000 crore. [...]