Crompton Greaves to sell T&D business outside India to PE fund for Rs 851 cr

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New Delhi | Published: March 9, 2016 1:33:53 PM

Crompton Greaves will sell its transmission and distribution (T&D) business outside India to First Reserve International, a US private equity (PE) fund, for an enterprise value of euro 115 million (approximately Rs 851 crore).

Crompton Greaves sharesCrompton Greaves said the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and signing of definitive share purchase agreement.

Avantha Group company Crompton Greaves will sell its transmission and distribution (T&D) business outside India to First Reserve International, a US private equity (PE) fund, for an enterprise value of euro 115 million (approximately Rs 851 crore).

“The company has now received and accepted a revised binding letter of offer for acquisition of aforesaid business by First Reserve International Ltd, a US private equity fund, for an enterprise value of euro 115 million,” Crompton Greaves said in a BSE filing on Wednesday.

In May last year, Crompton Greaves had received non-binding proposals from interested parties to acquire European, North American and Indonesian activities of power division of the company.

Crompton Greaves said the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and signing of definitive share purchase agreement.

It further said, “The sale will enable the company to reduce debt and focus on its faster growing Indian business. The company continues to actively examine its other international B2B businesses (business to business) with a view to monetise.”

The stock was trading at Rs 148.10, up 6.13 per cent from its previous close on BSE.

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