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The board of Balaji Telefilms has approved allotment of 2.52 crore equity shares to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) for a total consideration of Rs413.28 crore.
The board of Balaji Telefilms has approved allotment of 2.52 crore equity shares to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) for a total consideration of Rs413.28 crore.

Balaji Telefilms board approves selling 25% stake to Reliance Industries

Balaji Telefilms said that proceeds from the transaction would be utilised to further speed up content development initiatives

New Delhi: TV content production company Balaji Telefilms on Tuesday said its board has approved allotment of 2.52 crore equity shares to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) for a total consideration of Rs413.28 crore.

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) board in July approved to pick around 24.9% stake in Balaji Telefilms by acquiring 2.52 crore shares for around Rs413 crore.

The board has approved allotment of 2.52 crore equity shares of face value of Rs2 each at Rs164, including a premium of Rs162 per equity share for a total consideration of Rs413.28 crore, Balaji Telefilms said in a BSE filing.

The Mumbai-based media and entertainment firm had said that proceeds from the transaction would be utilised to further speed up content development initiatives, especially for its over-the-top content platform ALTBalaji, to help it compete with other global and India OTT service providers.

The stock of Balaji Telefilms closed 2.24% down at Rs154.60 on BSE.

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