Monday, January 8, 2007

Temasek Holdings buys 10% in Tata Sky for Rs. 250 crores; values the DTH provider at Rs. 2500 crores

Singapore-based private fund Temasek Holdings has invested Rs. 250 crores in Tata Sky, the DTH service joint venture between the Tata Group and Star TV, for a 10% stake, belonging to Tata Group holding company Tata Sons. Following this restructuring, Tata Sons' stake has been reduced to 70%, while Star continues to maintain its 20% holding. This is Temasek's second investment in the Tata Group of companies. It had earlier acquired about 10% stake in CDMA service provider Tata Teleservices.

In a related development, Sky TV’s competitor, Dish TV is reportedly in talks with Warburg Pincus for diluting a stake to the latter.

Read the article in The Economic Times.

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