New Delhi: Bharti Telecom has increased its shareholding in Bharti Airtel to 50.10% by acquiring over 184.7 million shares from Indian Continent Investment Ltd (ICIL).

Bharti Telecom is the promoter of Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom services provider.

“...the company has received a communication dated 3 November 2017 from Bharti Telecom, the promoter of the company that it has acquired 184,710,183 equity shares of the company from Indian Continent Investment," Bharti Airtel said in a BSE filing.

The shares represent 4.62% of the paid-up share capital of the company, it added.

“Consequent to the aforesaid acquisition, the shareholding of Bharti Telecom in the company has increased from 45.48% to 50.10%," it said.

Bharti Telecom has acquired the shares from ICIL (another promoter firm) at a price of Rs417.35 per share. ICIL’s stake will come down to 2.03%.

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