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Welspun-Gujarat unit to acquire MSK Projects

Welspun-Gujarat unit to acquire MSK Projects
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First Published: Thu, Mar 18 2010. 10 42 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Mar 18 2010. 10 42 PM IST
Mumbai: Pipes and textile company Welspun-Gujarat Stahl Rohren Ltd on Thursday said its infrastructure arm Welspun Infratech Ltd will pay Rs400 crore in an all-cash deal for a 75% stake in construction firm MSK Projects (India) Ltd, through a combination of share purchases from founders, associates, investors, preferential allotment and open offer.
Half of the purchase amount will be infused directly in the company. The move will help Welspun-Gujarat enter the oil, gas and water sectors, said managing director B.K.Goenka in a conference call. “We expect our projects in these sectors to double to Rs7,000-10,000 crore in the next 3-5 years,” he added.
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— Staff Writer
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First Published: Thu, Mar 18 2010. 10 42 PM IST