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Redington buys out PE fund stake in overseas arm for $113 million

The country’s third largest IT and non-IT distributor, Redington (India) has acquired shares of its subsidiary Redington International Holdings (RIHL) from the private equity investor Investcorp. The purchase is made through another subsidiary Redington International Mauritius (RIML). The consideration of the 25.97 per cent stakes is $113 million.

The company has entered into a share purchase agreement with Investcorp and the sale would be completed in three months, Redington has informed BSE. With the buyout, RIML’s shareholding in the Cayman-Island-based RIHL will increase to 95.56 per cent. Employees of Redington group hold the balance. Back in 2008, Investcorp invested $98 million in Redington Gulf (owned by RIHL).

Apart from India, Redington operates in regions including West Asia and Africa through six direct subsidiaries, which in turn have 26 firms under their fold. RIML is one of the direct subsidiaries of Redington. Major shareholders of the group are Redington Mauritius and Synnex Technology International.

The company is also backed by Standard Chartered Private Equity, which picked up 10 per cent stake in July. As of September, Redington Mauritius held 21.1 per cent in the company, Synnex had 23.68 per cent and Standard Chartered owned 11.97 per cent.

For the year ended March 31, 2011, Redington reported standalone revenue of Rs 8,329 crore with net profit of Rs 128 crore as compared to Rs 6,459 crore and Rs 99 crore for the previous year respectively. Consolidated revenue was Rs 17,458 crore with net profit Rs 264 crore. Over 45 per cent of Redington India’s revenue comes from West Asia, Turkey and Africa. Redington shares ended Monday on a positive note at Rs 77.95, up 6.05 per cent.
Source: My Digital FC

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