DMart’s Historic IPO, Reliance’s Capital Gains, Delhi HC blocks Assets Sale- Weekly Digest #38

Monday- 6th March 2017

  • The National Company Law Tribunal said that the Mistry family’s firms aren’t qualified to file a petition alleging mismanagement of Tata Sons and oppression of minority shareholders.  A shareholder needs a stake of at least 10% to file a petition in NCLT.
  • Delhi HC told former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder and Shivinder Singh that they will have to seek its permission before selling any of their unencumbered assets. This comes after Daichi moved to HC for blocking of the sale of assets till their penalty is paid by Singh Brothers.
  • Television broadcaster Star India has picked up a minority stake in Bengaluru-based media-tech startup Zapr Media Labs for an estimated value of $8 million.
  • Punjab National Bank is looking to sell an around 7% stake in mortgage lender PNB Housing Finance which will, in turn, raise an amount of estimated ₹1,200 crores.

 

Tuesday- 7th March 2017

  • Jasper Infotech, the owner of Snapdeal, is in negotiations with SoftBank Corp, its biggest shareholder, to raise an amount of $100-150 million. However, this can lead to a reduction in value of company below $3 billion.
  • Brookfield Asset Management is in talks with lenders  Jaiprakash Power Ventures to acquire the firm’s three power plants. The deal is estimated to be valued at ₹4,500-5,000 crores
  • Reliance Capital has sold its share in One97 Communications, the parent company of digital payments provider Paytm to China’s Alibaba in a deal estimated ₹275 crore. The return was 2650% from the investment.
  • Ahead of exit polls, Sensex slipped off its 2-year high to end a tad below the 29,000 mark. Nifty slipped to 8,947 points.

 

Wednesday- 7th March 2017

  • RBI has opposed a pact between the Tata Group and NTT Docomo aimed at resolving a two-year-old dispute between the two over the enforcement of a $1.17-billion arbitral award as it would amount to transfer of shares and was hence illegal.
  • Westinghouse conveyed its decision of proceeding with the plan to build six nuclear reactors in Andhra Pradesh in partnership with Larsen & Toubro to the Indian government at a recent meeting in Delhi after Toshiba Corp., the US company’s Japanese parent, to quit the business of setting up atomic power stations.
  • Axis Bank is withdrawing credit limits it had sanctioned to several merchants on online marketplace Snapdeal as Snapdeal finding itself victim to the competition in Indian marketplace against Flipkart and amazon and is struggling to raise fresh capital.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired San Jose-based Nimble Storage for $1.09 billion. Nimble Storage is listed as Nasdaq and founded by Varun Mehta and Umesh Maheshwari.
  • Uday Kotak has sold 2.76 crore shares from his personal stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank in two separate block deals to Canadian pension fund managers, Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) at ₹817 per share.

 

Thursday- 8th March 2017

  •  India has incorporated a new definition of `agriculturalist’ in the goods and services tax law to enable select farm items to be brought under the tax net nationwide. Registered buyers will have to pay GST on such goods on reverse charge basis.\
  • Debt-laden GVK Group faces a threat of its assets being auctioned off for the first time as it has defaulted on repayment of overdue debts.
  • Over 396 million equity shares of Reliance Industries (RIL), representing about 12.2% equity stake, changed hands on the BSE through three block deals. RIL closed at ₹1,287.35, down by ₹4.55 or 0.35% from its previous closing of ₹1,291.9 on the BSE.

 

Friday-9th March 2017

  • The index of industrial production (IIP) rose 2.7% in January on YoY basis. It had shown negative progress since demonetisation.
  • Retail chain DMart’s owner Avenue Supermarts’ IPO saw a historical mark as it roped in nearly ₹2 lakh crore. The 1,870-crore offer was oversubscribed 105.93 times and is behind Adani Ports’ oversubscription of 115 times.
  • Public sector lender Canara Bank sold 13.45% stake in its mortgage unit Can Fin Homes to Singapore-government backed Caladium Investment for ₹753.77 crore.
  • ITAT has ordered UK’s Cairn Energy Plc to pay ₹10,000 crore capital gains tax on the transfer of ownership from Cairn UK Holdings to Cairn India.

 

Source: The Economic Times

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