Goldman subsidiary sells M&M shares worth Rs 1,371 crore

Jul 18 2014, 10:23 IST
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Goldboot Holdings, the Cyprus-based investment arm of Goldman Sachs, exited Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday. (Reuters) Goldboot Holdings, the Cyprus-based investment arm of Goldman Sachs, exited Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday. (Reuters)
SummaryThe fund sold nearly 1.18 crore shares, representing 1.91% stake in India's largest utility vehicle maker via bulk deal at an average price of Rs 1,162.23 per share.

Goldboot Holdings, the Cyprus-based investment arm of Goldman Sachs, exited Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday. The fund sold nearly 1.18 crore shares, representing 1.91% stake in India's largest utility vehicle maker via bulk deal at an average price of Rs 1,162.23 per share, according to BSE data. The transaction is valued at Rs 1,371.57 crore based on calculations.

Separately, Goldman Sachs Singapore Pte bought 38.9 lakh shares at a price of Rs 1,161 per share. After completing both the transactions, shareholding of US-headquartered investment banking firm in M&M will drop to 0.63% from 1.91%.

The M&M scrip lost 3.18% or Rs 38.75 to end at Rs 1181.35 apiece. Excluding the bulk deals, trading volume was up 4.35 times its 30-day average volume. More than 43.68 lakh shares were traded in open market compared with 10.03 lakh shares traded at an average in the previous 30 sessions. The counter also witnessed selling pressure by the stock going ex-dividend on Thursday.

Goldman Sachs was the sole manager to the deal. The investment bank had set a price band of Rs 1,135-1,208 per share for the share sale.

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