Bhilwara Energy sells 10.8% stake to IFC, ICEF for $50 million
Moneylife Digital Team 12 July 2010

RSWM Ltd said it will divest its stake in Bhilwara Energy Ltd (BEL) to two foreign investors as part of its plan to fund its power projects in India and Nepal. This will reduce RSWM’s stake in BEL to 17.4% from 19.5% through divestment of 10.8% stake by BEL for Rs230 crore, it said in a regulatory filing.

BEL will sell its 10.85 stake to two investors Washington-based IFC and India Clean Energy Fund for $50 million ($25 million each by both the parties) taking total foreign investment in the company to 17%.

Other LNJ Bhilwara Group companies, HEG Ltd and RSWM hold 28.9% and 19.5% respectively in BEL before current round of dilution. The balance is held by the promoters directly.

On Monday, RSWM shares gained 6.2% at Rs132 while HEG shares closed 1.1% down at Rs344 on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The Sensex ended at 0.6% up at 17,937 points.

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