Friday, March 30, 2007

CVC International allowed investing in Flemingo Duty Free Shops by FIPB

Citicorp Venture Capital International’s proposal to acquire 15% stake in Flemingo Duty Free Shops Private Limited (FDSPL) has been approved by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). Flemingo Duty Free runs duty-free shops at various airports and seaports. The deal is valued at more than Rs. 100 crores. The Ministry of Finance had already given the go-ahead to the investment. However, the proposal was awaiting approval pending with the FIPB.

Flemingo would initially issue 1 mn convertible preference shares to CVC International for about Rs. 1000 each, total amounting to Rs. 100 crores. These preference shares would then be converted into equity at a later date for a premium. Citicorp’s shareholding in Flemingo would be up to a maximum of 15% of the paid-up equity of the company.

The current shareholding structure of Flemingo Duty Free Shops includes 51.22% equity stake held by Flemingo International, a company based in British Virgin Islands, and a 24.87% stake held by various NRIs. After conversion of Citicorp’s preference shares; Flemingo International, NRIs and Citicorp would respectively hold 43.54%, 21.14% and 15% in FDSPL, taking the total FDI to 79.68%.

Read more in The Economic Times article.
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Flemingo Duty Free Shops sells 15% stake to Citigroup Venture Capital International; awaits regulatory nod

1 comment:

ilanit said...

In September I would have speculated that MS would not be treating a first-tier Orange Country business investment like Blackstone this way. But as the Fall has progressed and the potential liability increased it is clear that banks are willing to risk even their largest clients to wriggle away from some of these deals.