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India's top IT companies need to open new facilities in the US to change the perception that they are job-takers, a leading US business forum member has said.

 
 
iGate will buy 45.6 per cent of the shares of the three founders of Patni Computer Systems, along with 17.4 per cent stake of private equity firm General Atlantic.
The software major's officials had on Thursday visited five sites in Indore and nearby areas, enquiring about the facilities available, officials from TCS said.
Mahindra Satyam shareholders, who turned up for company's AGM for 2008-09 and 2009-10, expressed their concern over the merger of their company with Tech Mahindra.
 
 
Under the deal, the iGate-Apax consortium is expected to acquire the entire 46 per cent stake of Patni Computer System's main promoters, the Patni brothers.
A section of infotech bosses see the dip in takers for H1B visas as an indicator of low-level activity post slowdown, coupled with the impact of hike visa fees.
Nayar has divested his 0.146 per cent stake in the company by selling 10 lakh shares, held under the family trust, on December 7, the company said in a filing to BSE.
The IT firm posted a net profit of Rs 144 crore in the third quarter ended September 30, against the Rs 168 crore in the corresponding period last financial year.
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