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Khazanah consolidates stake in Apollo Hospitals

BS Reporters  |  Chennai/ Mumbai 

Integrated (Mauritius) Healthcare Holdings, an arm of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, has acquired 8.82 per cent stake in corporate hospital chain from Bisikan Bayu Investments, another arm of the Malaysian sovereign fund, for Rs 470 crore.

The deal comes eight months after the fund succeeded in aborting attempts of billionaire brothers and Shivinder Singh-promoted to acquire a majority stake in Khazanah-controlled chain of Singapore.

In a notification to the Bombay stock Exchange today, Pratap Reddy-controlled said Integrated (Mauritius) Healthcare Holdings acquired 11,000,000 shares of Enterprises from Bisikan Bayu.

executives told Business Standard that the deal was only an inter-se transfer of shares between two Khazanah subsidiaries. had 12.1 per cent in Apollo as on December 2010, they said.

“It is only an internal arrangement to consolidate shares under a single entity of Khazanah,” said a senior official from Apollo.

Bisikan Bayu had picked up a 13.2 per cent in in August 2005 from TWL Holdings for $44.23 million.

First Published: Tue, March 22 2011. 01:10 IST