Temasek to buy 20 pct in Godrej Industries agri unit

MUMBAI Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm IST

Related Topics

Stocks

   

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Godrej Industries (GODI.NS) said on Monday Singapore's Temasek TEM.UL will buy 20 percent stake in the former's agriculture business unit for 5.72 billion rupees to fund the unit's expansion plans.

This is Temasek's second investment in India's Godrej group this year after it invested $136 million for a 4.9 percent stake in Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GOCP.NS) early this year.

The agriculture business unit Godrej Agrovet Ltd generated 24.6 billion rupees in sales during the financial year ended March 2012. The company has interests in animal feed, oil palm, agri-inputs and poultry, Godrej Industries said in a statement.

HSBC was the sole adviser to the transaction.

Private equity investments in India have fallen 17 percent this year to about $3.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data as lack of returns hampered investment sentiment.

Temasek, which manages about $198 billion globally, has investments in India's top mobile operator Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) and No.2 Indian lender ICICI Bank (ICBK.NS).

(Reporting by Indulal PM; Editing by G.Ram Mohan)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Canada Shooting

Canada Shooting

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital.  Full Article 

Earnings Season

Earnings Season

Wipro sees rosier end to year as U.S. clients spend.  Full Article 

Business Climate

Business Climate

Fears for tough penalties grow as India cleans up business  Full Article 

New Email Service

New Email Service

Google launches new email service dubbed "Inbox".  Full Article 

DLF Appeals

DLF Appeals

DLF seeks interim relief from capital market ban  Full Article 

Falling Oil Prices

Falling Oil Prices

Indian consumers respond to softer oil, food prices  Full Article 

Book Keeping

Book Keeping

RBI fires warning shots on companies' lack of FX hedging.  Full Article 

Policy Repo Rate

Policy Repo Rate

Most external members suggested rate cut in RBI's Sept review.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage