Tech Mahindra raises Rs.600 crore to fund Satyam acquisitionBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Saturday, April 18, 2009
IT major Tech Mahindra, which needs to pay Rs.1,756 crore for acquiring 31 percent stake in the troubled IT firm Satyam Computer Services, Saturday said it has raised Rs.600 crore through debt instrument.The government-appointed board of Satyam Monday named Venturbay - a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra - as the winner of the auction to sell a majority stake in the fraud-hit IT giant.Under the share subscription agreement signed by the winning bidder and the board, Tech Mahindra will have to deposit the bid amount in an escrow account by April 21.
Tech Mahindra will also make an open offer for another 20 percent stake in Satyam at Rs.58 per share for controlling stake (51 percent).
The Company Law Board Thursday approved the strategic sale of Satyam to Tech Mahindra, and directed that Rs.1,756 crore ($351 million) for a 31-percent stake be submitted by April 21.