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Bharti Group exits Biyani's Future Enterprises, Bennett Coleman steps in

Cedar Support Services, a Bharti Group entity, sold its entire 61,919,069 shares aggregating to 13.64 per cent stake in Future Enterprises on May 17

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kishore Biyani. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
Kishore Biyani. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

has exited from Kishore Biyani-led by selling its 13.64 per cent stake for an estimated sum of over Rs 2.40 billion.

Cedar Support Services, a entity, sold its entire 61,919,069 shares aggregating to 13.64 per cent stake in on May 17.

Based on the average price of the stock at Rs 39.21 apeice on BSE on the day of transaction, sale of 61,919,069 shares is estimated to be valued at Rs 2.43 billion.

The offloading was carried out through block deal and open market transaction, said in a regulatory filing.

Among the buyers of the shares were Future Enterprises' promoter Central Departmental Stores and Bennett, Coleman & Company.

This sale comes at a time when Cedar Services is said to be in talks with several potential investors for selling its stake in Future Retail.

Cedar holds 9.23 per cent stake in Future Retail.

In May 2015, Future group agreed to acquire Bharti group's retail business under the EasyDay chain in an all-stock deal worth Rs 7.50 billion to create one of the biggest supermarket chains.

First Published: Tue, May 22 2018. 16:42 IST
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