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Pfizer to raise stake in Pfizer India to 75%; is delisting on the cards?

Pfizer Investment Netherlands BV, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, will pay Rs 675 a share to acquire a 33.77% stake in Pfizer India. At this price, the total consideration is Rs 680 crore and Pfizer’s stake will go up to 75%. It will take regulatory approvals for the open offer. Pfizer will have to revise its offer price for the open offer to succeed, as the current market price is already Rs 685. It would have known it may not get many buyers at this price. But it expects the offer to open only in June 2009, so it has used the prevailing price to arrive at a floor. Continue Reading →

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