Singtel Arm Sells 1.59 % Stake in Bharti Airtel for Rs. 7,300 Crore


Pastel, an entity of Singtel, on Thursday divested 1.59 p.c stake in Bharti Airtel for Rs. 7,261 crore by way of an open market transaction.

The stake has been picked by Bharti Airtel‘s promoter Bharti Telecom, as per block deal knowledge with the Nationwide Inventory Alternate (NSE).

In accordance with the information, Pastel offloaded 9,40,00,000 shares, amounting to 1.59 p.c stake within the firm.

The shares have been disposed of at a mean worth of Rs. 772.5 apiece, taking the transaction worth to Rs 7,261.50 crore.

Pastel is a unit of Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel).

Put up this transaction, Pastel’s shareholding in Bharti Airtel will lower to 10.62 p.c from 12.21 p.c.

On the finish of the June quarter, Pastel held 13.84 p.c stake within the agency, shareholding knowledge with the bourse confirmed.

Bharti Group Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal’s household and Singtel are co-investors in Bharti Telecom (BTL).

In early September, Singtel entities had collectively offered a 1.76 p.c stake in Bharti Airtel for about Rs. 7,128 crore, whereas its co-promoter Bharti Telecom purchased 1.63 p.c stake from Pastel for Rs. 6,602 crore.

Final month, Singtel introduced that its associates have entered into an settlement to switch roughly 3.33 p.c stake to BTL for an combination quantity of roughly 2.25 billion Singapore {dollars} (SGD), leaving direct shareholding of Singtel and Bharti in Airtel at round 10 p.c and 6 p.c, respectively.

Bharti Telecom at current holds 35.85 p.c stake within the nation’s second-largest telecom service supplier Bharti Airtel.

Shares of Bharti Airtel closed 0.56 p.c larger at Rs. 784.60 on NSE.


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