Wipro shares gain on acquisition, order win report
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Wipro Ltd (WIPR.NS), India's No.3 software services provider, gained 1.8 percent in after the company in a statement on Sunday said it would acquire L.D. Waxson Group, a Singapore-based consumer goods company, in an all-cash deal worth about $144 million.
Dealers also attribute gains to reports in the Economic Times newspaper that Wipro has bagged a $200-million (10.9 billion rupees) technology service contract in Europe, citing a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi and Manoj Dharra; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)
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Wipro posted a 29 percent rise in its fourth-quarter net profit, beating expectations, helped by increased IT spending by its customers. For the quarter ended March 31, the company said it earned 22.27 billion rupees compared with 17.29 billion rupees a year earlier. Full Article | Full Coverage