Idea to raise Rs 750 cr through preferential issue

Tags: News
Idea Cellular has said it will raise Rs 750 crore by issuing equity shares on preferential basis to its shareholder, Malaysia-based Axiata.

Idea said the securities allotment committee of the board, at its meeting on June 10, has approved issuance of 5.18 crore shares at a price of Rs 144.68 per equity share to Axiata Investments 2 (India) Ltd.

"Approved making of issuance of up to 5,18,38,540 equity shares of Rs 10 each for cash at a price of Rs 144.68 per equity share aggregating to approx Rs 750 crore, on a preferential basis to Axiata Investments 2 (India) Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad, Malaysia), subject to necessary approvals," Idea said in a filing to the BSE.

It said the company will convene an extra-ordinary general meeting on July 10, for approval of the aforesaid preferential issue.

It is raising funds for spectrum auctions later this year. Nine circles in which Idea Cellular holds spectrum in the premium 900 MHz band are coming up for renewal between December 2015 and April 2016.

Post new comment

E-mail ID will not be published
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Rejigged FIIS could help our farmers tide over yet another dull monsoon

    India is an agrarian economy with one-third of its population depending on the agriculture sector directly.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

Sarthak Raychaudhuri

vice-president, HR, Asia South Whirlpool of India

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Arun Kumar Jain

Nations need both guns and grains

As Buddha said: “Words without context have no meaning.” Quoting ...

Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Bored out of your wits? Get creative

Have you been truly bored? “So bored your mind churns ...

Gautam Gupta

Indian designers can learn a lot from Benetton

I was reading an article in the magazine about Benetton ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture