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Alibaba’s Jack Ma sells $9.6 billion worth shares, stake dips to 4.8%
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma sells $9.6 billion worth shares, stake dips to 4.8%

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder Jack Ma has cut his stake in the company over the past year to 4.8% from 6.4%, cashing out around $9.6 billion at its current share price, the firm's annual filing released on Friday showed. The divestment comes as Ma retired as the Chinese e-commerce company's executive chairman in September and pulled back from formal business roles to focus on philanthropy. Alibaba did not disclose the average selling price of his divestment. Its share price has risen around 40% since Ma reported his 6.4% holding in the company a year ago. The stock's stellar performance has been helped by forecast-beating earnings growth, even as China's economy sharply slows, as more people shop online for essentials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alibaba Executive Vice...
Affle to acquire 8 pc stake in Indus OS for $2.86 million
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Affle to acquire 8 pc stake in Indus OS for $2.86 million

San Francisco, 3rd July 2020: Mobile advertising company Affle said it will acquire 8 percent stake in smartphone operating system firm Indus OS. "Affle (India) Ltd through its subsidiaries announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire 8 percent ownership in OSLabs Pte Ltd, Singapore, (Indus OS). Indus OS operates India's largest independent indigenous app store, with key investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation," Affle said in a statement. According to a regulatory filing, Affle will pay USD 2.86 million or about Rs 21 crore to Indus OS for the stake. "We derive significant synergies with the Indus App Bazaar which, through its multi-lingual capabilities, deeply enhances our vernacular scale and the verticalisation strategy. "It strengthens Affle's ...
Uday Kotak to sell 2.8 pc stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank
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Uday Kotak to sell 2.8 pc stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank

Mumbai, Jun 1, 2020: Billionaire banker Uday Kotak, who had a long run-in with the Reserve Bank over his excess personal holding in Kotak Mahindra Bank, will sell 2.8 percent stake in the lender for at least $90 million (Rs 6,800 crore). The move would bring the curtains down on a long standoff between the regulator and the bank over the issue, which saw Kotak dragging the RBI to the Bombay High Court in December 2018, and the case is still pending. "The stake dilution will be done through a block deal and will be completed shortly at a price band of Rs 1,215 to Rs 1,240 a share," a person familiar with the development told PTI. As per the term sheet, the deal would be worth $90 million at the lower end of the price band. Currently, Kotak and his family hold a 28.8 percent stake ...
Vista Equity Partners Acquire 2.32% stake in Jio for $1.5 billion
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Vista Equity Partners Acquire 2.32% stake in Jio for $1.5 billion

New Delhi, May 8, 2020: US-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners will buy a 2.32 percent stake in billionaire Mukesh Ambani's digital unit, Jio Platforms, for $1.5 billion (Rs 11,367 crore), the company announced today. 'This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 lakh crore,' the company said in a statement. Vista's investment will translate into a 2.32 per cent equity stake on a fully diluted basis, making Vista the largest investor in Jio Platforms behind Reliance Industries and Facebook. Facebook had bought 9.99 per cent stake in Jio Platforms - the firm that houses India's youngest but biggest telecom firm, for Rs 43,574 crore. That deal was followed by Silver Lake - the world's largest tech inves...
Airbnb Raises $1 Billion in Debt and Equity Funding
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Airbnb Raises $1 Billion in Debt and Equity Funding

Airbnb announced that Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will invest $1 billion in Airbnb in a combination of debt and equity securities. The new funding will support Airbnb’s ongoing work to invest over the long term in its community of hosts who share their homes and experiences, as well as the work to serve all stakeholders in the Airbnb community. The desire to explore, connect, have new experiences and have a comfortable place to call home are universal and enduring. And our commitment to create a greater sense of belonging for everyone, everywhere will never change.Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community Started in 2008, Airbnb has rapidly grown into a trusted two-sided marketplace that generates real money for millions of regular people who share the...
N Chandrasekaran buys 100K Share of Tata Communications
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N Chandrasekaran buys 100K Share of Tata Communications

Tata Sons executive chairman N Chandrasekaran has purchased 1 lakh shares of Tata Communications from the secondary market, according to a regulatory filing. "We have received an intimation from N Chandrasekaran, executive chairman, Tata Sons Private Limited regarding his purchase of 1,00,000 equity shares of Tata Communications Limited at an average price of Rs 249.15, excluding brokerage and STT, per share as on March 16, 2020," Tata Communications said in a BSE filing. Shares of Tata Communications closed at Rs 226 a unit, down by 7.92 percent compared to the previous close, at BSE on Wednesday.
SBI to Pick up 49 pc Stake in Yes Bank
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SBI to Pick up 49 pc Stake in Yes Bank

India's leading government bank State Bank of India (SBI) will pick up 49 percent stake in the crisis-ridden Yes Bank under a government-approved bailout plan, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assuring that depositors' money is safe. A day after imposing moratorium on Yes Bank and restricting withdrawals, the RBI on Friday evening issued a draft reconstruction scheme for the private sector lender and said SBI has "expressed its willingness" to make an investment. Earlier in the day, SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar met the finance minister. A former SBI CFO has already been appointed administrator of the Yes Bank, whose board has been superseded. "The investor bank shall agree to invest in the equity of the reconstructed bank to the extent that post infusion it holds 49 per cen...
Comviva Sells Stake in TerraPay to Prime Ventures, Partech Partners and IFC
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Comviva Sells Stake in TerraPay to Prime Ventures, Partech Partners and IFC

Mobility solutions provider Comviva has sold its shares in fintech company TerraPay to a consortium of Prime Ventures, Partech Partners and IFC. The company has, however, not disclosed the value of the deal. Prime Ventures and Partech Partners are co-investing in TerraPay, along with International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, a firm said. "Apart from acquiring Comviva shares, the investors have further invested USD 9.6 million in TerraPay to fund the company's expansion," it added. TerraPay, incubated by Comviva in 2015, provides payment infrastructure services by enabling payment service providers such as banks, mobile money operators, money transfer operators or other payment providers to instantly connect to each other at a low cost. Since 2015,...
Bharti Airtel Board approves raising up to USD 4 billion
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Bharti Airtel Board approves raising up to USD 4 billion

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel's board approved raising USD 4 billion through equity dilution and debt funding. The board, for now, has given its go-ahead to raise up to USD 3 billion and has also approved raising an additional USD 1 billion, an official said. The board has given its approval to raise USD 2 billion through "one or more qualified institutional placement, public and/or private offerings of equity shares, compulsory convertible debentures/other convertible securities/warrants/ADR/GDR or a combination thereof", according to a regulatory filing. The company has received an approval to raise USD 1 billion through foreign debt instrument and another USD 1 billion through issuance of "unsecured and/or secured, listed and/or unlisted, redeemable non-convertible debentures...
Reliance Brands Raises Stake in Future101 Design
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Reliance Brands Raises Stake in Future101 Design

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) arm Reliance Brands has increased its stake in Future101 Design by 2.5 percent to 17.5 percent. "Reliance Brands Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company, has increased its equity shareholding in Future101 Design Private Limited (Future101) by 2.5 percent for a consideration of Rs 2 crore, taking its equity shareholding in Future1 01 to 17.5 per cent," RIL said in a statement. Luxury apparel firm Future101 reported annual turnover of Rs 27.91 crore, Rs 22.18 crore and Rs 20.85 crore in 2018-19, 2017-18 and 2016-17, respectively. No regulatory approvals were required for the said acquisition of shares, it said. The investment does not fall within related party transaction and none of the company's promoter or promoter group or group companies have interest...
Indian Government Bank will Sell 26% Equity of its Payment Services
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Indian Government Bank will Sell 26% Equity of its Payment Services

State Bank of India (SBI) Saturday said Hitachi Payment Services (HPY) has agreed to pick up 26 percent stake in SBI Payment Services Private Limited (SPSPL), a card acceptance and digital payment platform. The same deal announcement were also done in 2018 but somehow it didn't happen. After allotment of the shares, SBI shareholding in SPSPL will become 74 per cent from existing 100 per cent, the bank said in a statement. However, it did not disclose the financial details of the deal. The JV will provide various payment options to customers and merchants focusing on areas such as the rollout of a nationwide card acceptance infrastructure, quick response (QR) code acceptance, Unified Payment Interface (UPI), mass transit sector and e-commerce businesses. At the end of FY1...
Exclusive Interview of Salebhai Founders Prior to the Launch of IPO
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Exclusive Interview of Salebhai Founders Prior to the Launch of IPO

Amidst all the trending news regarding the IPO and BSE SME platform, our platform was quite curious to know more about the SaleBhai IPO issue and also to know about the various things that were not disclosed by the company. Therefore, we conducted an exclusive interview with one of the co-founders of SaleBhai, Vishwavijay Singh and he answered all our questions and disclosed various details that were not known as of now. For the very first time, the co-founder revealed the amount that the company is going to raise from the IPO. Apart from this, IndiaMart's IPO has also been approved and it will also be listed under the BSE SME platform. Here we have the list of those questions and their answers in the words of Vishwavijay Singh. This exclusive interview will surely help you know SaleBha...