Monday, June 18, 2007

Yash Raj attracts PE interest

Yash Raj Films (YRF) is planning to enter the TV content and broadcast business and is in talks with private equity funds to raise money. A separate company may be created for the TV business.

YRF founder-promoter Yash Chopra has had talks with private equity investor Blackstone, the source adds. Among the other new initiatives, YRF is planning to get into the film exhibition business.

When queried about the TV business, Yash Raj Films chief executive Sanjeev Kohli said: "We are considering an entry into the TV space. We will be firming up our plans in the next few months." He did not rule out a presence in the broadcasting arena, but said no definite plans had been worked out yet.

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