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Fairfax not exiting Bengaluru airport, has 'no interest' in selling stake

Company-owned by Canadian billionaire responds to a media report about the sale

Fairfax, ICICI Lombard, Warburg Pincus

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Fairfax is not selling its stake in Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), said the firm owned by Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa in response to a media report that reported a deal for $1.5 billion.

Fairfax picked up a 38 per cent in BIAL in 2018 for Rs 2,522 crore, giving it control of India's third largest airport. It subsequently increased its holding to 54 per cent by 2018 after buying additional shares from GVK group and Siemens.

Fairfax’s investment in BIAL is largely held through Anchorage Infrastructure, an investment vehicle for airports and infrastructure projects.

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 12:03 PM IST

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