Thursday, January 18, 2007

UK-based Metdist Group and Trinity Capital buy stake in Fortis Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare has issued equity shares in a pre-IPO placement to 2 UK-based firms. The company has signed pr-IPO placement agreements for allotment of 1 mn equity shares each to Raj Kumar Bagri and Apurv Bagri of Metdist Group and 2 mn shares to Trinity Capital. The Metdist Group is a global metal trading firm based in London and has a presence in Malaysia, Thailand, China, the UAE and India. Trinity was formed in 2006 to invest in real estate and real estate-related entities in India.

Fortis has already signed two pre-IPO placements, aggregating up to $33.33 mn (about Rs. 150 crores), with Quantum, Blue Ridge Partnership and Blue Ridge Offshore Master.

The equity issued as per pre-IPO placements would be subject to lock-in after the completion of the IPO as per SEBI regulations.

Read the articles in The Economic Times and Business Standard.

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