November 2009
« Oct   Dec »

Contact us

Sahara in Talks to Raise $214 Million From Private Equity Funds

Sahara Prime City Ltd., an Indian property company planning an initial share sale, is in talks to raise as much as 10 billion rupees ($214 million) from private equity investors, Chief Executive Officer Sushanto Roy said. The company plans to raise 34.5 billion rupees selling shares for the first time, Sahara Prime said in a filing to the market regulator on Oct. 1 The Lucknow, India-based company plans to sell shares in the first quarter of next year, Roy, said in an interview in Mumbai today. (Bloomberg) […]

Higher One bought 51% of IDC

California Software Ltd (Calsoft), having major operations in the US and Chennai, has divested its entire 51% stake in education-based IT solutions company Informed Decisions Corporation (IDC) through the wholly-owned former's subsidiary CSWL for $36 million. US-based private equity firm, Higher One has bought Calsoft stake in the transaction, according to a release from Calsoft. […]

Pantaloon Retail to raise Rs 500 cr via QIP

India's largest retailer, Pantaloon Retail (India), today said it will raise Rs 500 crore by way of private placement of shares with qualified institutional buyers. The committee of directors has decided to raise up to Rs 500 crore by way of private placement of shares with qualified institutional placement (QIP), Pantaloon Retail (India) said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. […]

Galleon sells entire stake in Edelweiss Capital for Rs 256 crore

US-based hedge fund Galleon has sold its entire holdings in leading investment banking and broking firm Edelweiss Capital through the open market route on Friday. The fund sold its 7% stake for Rs 256 crore through two bulk deals transacted on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on the day. Galleon’s exit from the financial services company is part of winding down of its funds, after its founder Raj Rajaratnam and five others have been charged with insider trading in the stocks of companies, including Google and Hilton Hotels. The hedge fund sold a total of 52.7 lakh shares which were bought by three entities — Privatebank IHAG Zurich, Reliance Mutual Fund and Edelweiss’ Employee Welfare Trust. The Edelweiss share price rose 0.9% to Rs 485.3 on Friday, while the deals were transacted at Rs 485. […]

GVK to acquire L&T stake in Bial

GVK Airport Developers Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd, is in the process of acquiring the 17% stake of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (Bial). GVK Airport Developers had earlier this month acquired Zurich Airport’s 12% stake in Bial. The GVK group, which is looking for a larger role in India’s airport business, holds nearly 37% stake in Mumbai International Airport Limited (Mial)—the consortium that runs the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. There were unconfirmed media reports earlier this month that the group was in talks for acquiring 13.5% more stake in Mial, from its South African consortium partner, Bidvest group. […]

General Atlantic to sell Patni stake

Japanese firms NTT Group and Fujitsu Corp and L&T Infotech, subsidiary of engineering major L&T, are believed to be in a stiff contest to acquire investment firm General Atlantic's 18% stake in Patni Computer. “The Japanese firms are getting aggressive for this deal,” a source close to the development told DNA. L&T Infotech, which earlier fought a stiff bidding war for Satyam, is reportedly looking at investing $150-200 million for acquisition of firms.General Atlantic will open bids for selling its 18% stake in Patni Computer Systems in two weeks, CNBC-TV18 reported on Friday. Five bidders have offered to acquire its stake for $200-220 million, it said. The agency that represents General Atlantic in India refused to comment, saying it does not speak on future investments. […]

Srei unit buys 57% in Dishergarh for Rs 172 crore

India Power Corp Ltd (IPCL), a consortium promoted by Srei Infrastructure Finance and Bhaskar Silicon Pvt Ltd, has bought 57.17% stake in Andrew Yule group firm Dishergarh Power Supply Company (DPSC) for Rs 172 crore. “IPCL emerged as the highest bidder by quoting Rs 710 a share,” Kallol Dutta, chairman and managing director, Andrew Yule said. DPSC unit Descon emerged as the second-highest bidder, Dutta said, with CESC Ltd coming in third. Of the 57% on sale in DPSC, Andrew Yule held around 15% while the rest was held by Life Insurance Corporation (30.61%) and United India Assurance (11.36%). “Out of the Rs 172 crore mopped up through the stake sale, around Rs 40 crore comes into Andrew Yule's kitty,” Datta said. […]