Baring PE ups stake in Manappuram Finance

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SummaryBaring Private Equity Partners India (Baring PE India) has increased its stake in Kerala-based gold loan company Manappuram Finance to 11.56%

Baring Private Equity Partners India (Baring PE India) has increased its stake in Kerala-based gold loan company Manappuram Finance to 11.56%. It raised its holding by 1% in the April-June quarter and thereafter bought another 1% over the past two weeks. The last tranche of 1.5 million shares was acquired on July 16 as per a disclosure to the stock exchanges. Manappuram Finance scrip shot up 10% on the BSE to hit the upper circuit for the day at R12.88 a share on Friday. Baring PE India bought additional stake in the firm through two entities, Baring India Private Equity Fund II (Fund 2) and Baring India Private Equity Fund III (Fund 3), via open market transactions.

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