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Goldman Sachs to invest Rs700 cr for minority stake in M&M

Goldman Sachs to invest Rs700 cr for minority stake in M&M
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First Published: Sun, Jun 15 2008. 01 07 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Jun 15 2008. 01 07 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: American financial sector major Goldman Sachs will take a minority stake in the homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra by investing Rs 700 crore through its Cybrentity Goldboot Holdings based in Cyprus.
The Board of Mahindra and Mahindra has given a go-ahead to the proposal under which Goldman Sachs controlled entity would invest about Rs 700 crore by subscribing unsecured and compulsorily convertible debentures.
The foreign firm will get 3.68% stake in the M&M by converting its debentures into equal number of equity shares over a period of 18 months.
The investment by Goldboot has been approved by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board.
Goldboot has proposed to get 93.95 lakh unsecured fully and compulsorily convertible debentures (FCDs) of face value of Rs 745 each aggregating Rs 700 crore from M&M, which could be later converted into shares. M&M submitted information to BSE in this regard last week.
As per the agreement, for which M&M has got government approval, it would offer 9.25% per annum interest on funds to the Goldman Sachsby issuing over till it is issued equity share at the time of final settlement.
For the quarter ended March 31, Foreign Institutional Investors held 25.49% stake in the company, which included HSBC Global Investment Fund Mauritius Ltd and JP Morgan Asset Management among others.
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First Published: Sun, Jun 15 2008. 01 07 PM IST