Thursday, January 18, 2007

Indiabulls founder Sameer Gehlaut picks up 25% in BAG Films

Indiabulls co-founder and chairman Sameer Gehlaut has invested in Delhi-based TV and film content company BAG Films. Gehlaut is buying around 25% stake in BAG Films for Rs. 262 mn ($5.7 mn). Gehlaut has been made a preferential allotment of up to 20.25 mn equity shares of Rs. 2 each at a price of Rs. 13 per share. It is now mandatory for Gehlaut to make an offer for a further 20% stake. A fully subscribed open offer would make Gehlaut BAG’s largest shareholder.

The promoters of BAG Films, Rajiv Shukla and Anuradha Prasad own about 37.5% on the expanded equity currently. According to Anuradha Prasad, MD of BAG Films, Gehlaut has come in as a pure financial investor. BAG also plans to invest about Rs. 160 mn in new media and the animation business. Recently, IDBI Bank and Bank of Baroda have picked up 10% each in BAG Films’ radio venture, BAG Infotainment.

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