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Sterlite to raise $1.5bn through overseas offering priced at $12.15

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 →

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Grupo Mexico makes an all cash $1.3bn bid for Asarco

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 to delist Madras Aluminium (Malco)

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 →

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