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L&T acquires additional 2% stake in Mindtree; takes total holding to 26%

L&T had earlier purchased around 20% stake of V G Siddhartha and Coffee Day in Mindtree through a block deal.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mindtree campus

(L&T) has acquired another 2 per cent stake in by purchasing shares from the open market, taking its overall holding in the mid-sized IT company to 25.93 per cent, according to a regulatory filing.

"This is to inform you that, Ltd has acquired 33,05,775 equity shares (with face value of Rs 10 each) of Ltd, since its last disclosure...made on May 8, 2019," L&T said in a filing.

The mode of the acquisition was open market purchases and L&T's holding after the said purchase stood at 25.93 per cent, compared to 23.92 per cent prior to the transaction, another filing said.

The shares were purchased at Rs 980 apiece.

Earlier this month, had purchased around 20 per cent stake of and in through a block deal for about Rs 3,210 crore. The infrastructure major is in fray to buy up to 66 per cent stake in Mindtree for around Rs 10,800 crore -- marking the country's first-ever hostile takeover bid in the IT industry.

First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 20:32 IST
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