United Spirits shares soar 35%
The scrip of United Spirits settled 34.93 per cent higher at Rs 1,834.60 on the BSE. During the day, the stock skyrocketed by 38 per cent to more than four-and-a-half year high level of Rs 1,877.15.
At NSE, the stock closed 34.66 per cent higher at Rs 1,832.05.
"The Diageo deal was cheered by the markets. The deal will reduce the debt levels and can significantly boost earnings of the company. Although due to the deal the equity base will expand, the expected reduction in the interest can drive strong growth in the EPS and the market is looking at that currently," Milan Bavishi, Head Research, Inventure Growth & Securities said.
The sharp gain in United Spirits was in contrast to other UB group shares. United Breweries Holdings Ltd shares were down 5 per cent and United Breweries ended 4.48 per cent lower.
In a joint statement on Friday, the UK-based firm said it has entered into an agreement with United Breweries (Holdings) Ltd (UBHL) and United Spirits Ltd (USL) to acquire 27.4 per cent stake in USL, the top liquor company in India at Rs 1,440 per share aggregating Rs 5,725.4 crore.
Further, Diageo will also acquire 19.3 per cent stake in USL at a price of Rs 1,440 per share
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