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Balaji Telefilms shares rise on Star India exit

Most of the shares were purchased by Balaji Telefilms' promoters - Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor - and Group CEO Sameer Nair.

twitter-logo PTI   Mumbai     Last Updated: August 6, 2015  | 16:38 IST
Balaji Telefilms shares surge on Star India exit
This confirms Star's exit of a minority stake of 25.99 per cent in Balaji Telefilms.

Shares of Balaji Telefilms surged over 10 per cent after Star India sold its entire 25.99 per cent stake in the company for an estimated Rs 108 crore. The stock rallied 10.23 per cent to Rs 105 - its 52-week high - on the BSE.

On the NSE, shares of the company jumped 9.54 per cent to touch its one-year high of Rs 104.40. Most of the shares were purchased by Balaji Telefilms' promoters - Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor - and Group CEO Sameer Nair.

At 1500 hours, the stock was trading 0.26 per cent higher on the BSE.

"This confirms Star's exit of a minority stake of 25.99 per cent in Balaji Telefilms. Axis capital acted as advisors to Star and also executed the on-market sale on August 5th 2015", Star India CEO Uday Shankar said.

Star India, which had initially acquired 21 per cent stake in Balaji in August 2004 for over Rs 120 crore, increased its holding in the company to 25.99 per cent. As per the latest data available with Metropolitan Stock Exchange (formerly known as MCX-SX), Star India offloaded a total of 1.69 crore shares of Balaji Telefilms through open market route.

Shares of the company closed 0.68 per cent higher at Rs 95.90 apiece on Thursday.

 

 

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