December 10, 2012 / 3:52 AM / 5 years ago

India's Wipro shares gain on acquisition, order win report

MUMBAI, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Wipro Ltd, India's No.3 software services provider, gained 2.5 percent in pre-open trade 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.

link.reuters.com/myp54t (Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi and Manoj Dharra; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)

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