Inter-ministerial body FIPB has rejected a proposal by Sistema Shyam TeleServices for exit of resident shareholders in the company and transfer of their holdings to existing foreign shareholders.
In all, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) rejected four foreign investment proposals and deferred decision on five applications.
Sistema Shyam TeleServices had sought FIPB nod for the exit of resident shareholders and transfer of their holdings to existing foreign shareholders — M/s Sistema Joint Stock Financial Corporation, Russia and Federal Agency for the State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo), FIPB said.
The approval would have resulted in increasing of the foreign shareholding in the company from 73.95 per cent to 100 per cent and consequently, hike in foreign shareholding in its downstream company Shyam Internet Services Ltd to 100 per cent.
No immediate comments were received from Sistema Shyam TeleServices.
The FIPB, in its July 12 meeting, also rejected investment proposals of Mount Kailash Shipping, Rev India and G4S Cash Solutions.
It only approved one proposal — by Janalakshmi Financial Services, which had sought nod for swap of shares.
The proposals on which decisions were deferred include those of Quintillion Business and Morgan Stanley Primary Dealer.