Vedanta: Board has approved the expansion of Balco aluminium smelter in Chhattisgarh by 414 KTPA a year at a cost of Rs 6,611 crore. The company will also set up a new carbon facility at Jharsuguda for about Rs 635 crore. Further the company approved sale of shares held in its wholly-owned subsidiaries Sterlite Ports and Paradip Multi Cargo Berth to Sesa Resources in a move to consolidate activities of certain units. Following the share sale, seen completing by July 31, the two units would become the step-down subsidiaries of Vedanta. Company to receive Rs 16.23 crore from Sterlite Ports sale, and Re 1 from Paradip Multi Cargo Berth disposal. The company’s board also gave nod to acquire 26% equity of Facor Power and merging it into Ferro Alloys Corporation. The deal is expected to be completed by August 7.
Housing and Urban Development Corporation: Government to sell up to 8% of the company’s equity through an Offer for Sale. The initial plan is for the sale of 11.01 crore shares or 5.5% of the total equity with a green shoe option to sell another 5 crore shares or 2.5% of the total equity. The floor price of Rs 45 per equity share is at a discount of 5.26% to Monday’s closing price. The OFS opens for non-retail Investors today and for retail investors tomorrow. 5% of the offer size to be reserved for eligible employees of the company.
Bajaj Auto: Pierer Industrie and PTW Holding reach agreement in principle with Bajaj Auto and its wholly-owned subsidiary Bajaj Auto International Holdings BV to contribute BAIHBV’s 46.5% stake in KTM to Pierer Mobility. Pierer Mobility to carry out a capital increase through contribution in kind from the existing authorized capital of the company under exclusion of subscription rights by up to 50% of the existing share capital. After completion of the transaction, the shareholding of Pierer Mobility in the operating KTM will increase from currently about 51.7% to about 98.2%. Pierer Group will continue to maintain sole control over Pierer Mobility.
IRB Infrastructure Developers: IRB Infrastructure Trust – Private InvIT has raised Rs 381.63 crore via Rights Issue. The company being the sponsor and 51% unitholder of the Private InvIT, invested Rs 194.63 crore and GIC Affiliates holding 49% units have invested Rs 187 crore. The company will continue to hold 51% units and GIC affiliates will continue to hold 49% units in the IRB Infrastructure Trust.
Biocon: U.S.-based Adagio Therapeutics Inc. has granted an exclusive license to Biocon Biologics, a subsidiary of Biocon, to manufacture and sell an anti-body treatment for Covid based on ADG20 for India and some emerging markets. Initial data indicate that ADG20 could provide both rapid and durable protection against Covid-19 for up to one year, the company said.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals: The company approved transfer of the trademarks on Iodex and Ostocalcium brands in India along with legal, commercial and marketing rights to GlaxoSmithKline Asia with values aggregating to Rs 1,649.01 crore. Glaxo Group had transferred the legal title and some rights on Iodex and Ostocalcium brands in India to the company. GSK Pharma also approved acquisition of assets and liabilities associated with the vaccines business of GSK Asia for Rs 1.66 crore.
Jindal Stainless: Board has approved a brownfield expansion plan for JSL in Jajpur. The expansion will cost company Rs 2,150 crore. The company will expand steel melting capacity from existing 1.10 million tonnes per annum to 2.10 MTPA – at an estimated capex of Rs 530 crore. The proposed capacity will be added by Q3FY23. Further the company will enhance Hot Rolled Annealed Pickled and Cold Rolled Annealed Pickled capacities from 0.8 MTPA and 0.45 MTPA to 1.25 MTPA and 0.75 MTPA respectively at an estimated capex of Rs 1,250 crore. Proposed expansion to be completed by Q4FY23. The company will also expand Ferro chrome capacity – from 0.25 MTPA to 0.35 MTPA to scale up backward integration and cost efficiency at an estimated capex of Rs 315 crore. Estimated completion by Q3FY24.
Equitas Holdings: The board has approved merger with Equitas Small Finance Bank. The plan involves “dissolution without winding-up” of Equitas Holdings after its merger with ESFB. The merger, effective November 1 if all approvals are received, is to comply with an RBI directive for promoter Equitas Holdings to reduce its stake in the small finance bank to below 40%. ESFB will issue 226 shares to the holding company’s shareholders for every 100 they held.
Rico Auto Industries: Board approved the merger of wholly-owned subsidiary companies, Rasa Autocom, Rico Aluminium and Ferrous Auto Components, and Rico Investments, with the company. Further, Rico Jinfei Wheels, a step-down subsidiary of the company, approved merger of Rico Castings with itself. The schemes are subject to necessary statutory and regulatory approvals including the approvals of NCLT, the shareholders and creditors of each of the companies.
IDFC First Bank: To consider raising funds in July 31 meeting.
Welspun Enterprises: Approved raising of funds through private placement of securities.
Minda Industries: Approved raising up to Rs 700 crore through Issue of securities.
Vinati Organics: Temporarily halted operations at the manufacturing unit in Mahad due to flooding caused by persistent rains in the entire Raigad district in Maharashtra.
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