Sterlite Industries, a non-ferrous metal producer and subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, announced a massive fund raising exercise, with the amount exceeding media reports. The company, with 2008-09 revenues of Rs 21,144 crore or $4.4bn, has said it will raise about $1.5bn with the promoter subscribing to $500mn or about one-third of the issue. The issue will be priced at $12.15 or Rs 583 per ADS. Continue Reading →
Grupo Mexico and Vedanta Resources are slugging it out for control over US copper company Asarco LLC. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Grupo Mexico has offered $1.3bn in cash to a court, which is hearing the bankruptcy proceedings against Asarco. Vedanta Resources, which is the holding company for the Sterlite group, has bid higher at $1.7bn but this is a combination of $1.1bn in cash and the rest in notes (fixed income instruments.
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Vedanta Resources Plc has decided to delist Madras Aluminium Company (Malco). The Anil Agarwal promoted Vedanta owns 80% of Malco’s equity and has sent a proposal to its board to approve a delisting proposal under Sebi’s delisting guidelines. It will have to make an offer to Malco’s shareholders through a reverse book-building process. It will set a floor price while shareholders will be free to offer shares at a higher price. The price determined through the book-building process will be the final price, which Vedanta is free to accept or reject. Continue Reading →