Feb 24, 2011 03:39 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Singapore's GIC, Bain Cap to invest Rs 4500cr in Hero Grp

The Munjal family promoted Hero Group is looking to sell part of its stake in Hero Honda that it acquired from Honda to Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and private equity firm Bain Capital, reports CNBC-TV18 citing sources.

After deciding to end its 26-year association with Honda late last year, the Munjal family promoted Hero Group is looking to sell part of its stake in Hero Honda that it acquired from Honda to Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and private equity firm Bain Capital, reports CNBC-TV18's Kritika Saxena citing sources. GIC and Bain are likely to invest up to Rs 4,500 crore in Hero Investments.

Sources said the deal is valued at a premium to the current market price and is structured via a Singapore-based special purpose vehicle. The Munjal family, sources said, will hold at least 50% in the SPV.

Hero Investments has received approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board and the Rs 4500 crore transaction has been forwarded by the FIPB to the Cabinet, sources added.

Several PE players including KKR, Blackstone and Warburg Pincus were in the race, but GIC and Bain Capital emerged as the frontrunners in the deal.

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