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OFI Global China Fund acquires additional 1.37cr shares of ZEE

OFI Global China Fund LLC, which already holds 8.7 per cent stake in Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, has acquired over 13,749,266 crore additional equity shares amounting to 1.431 per cent stake in the media company.

November 28, 2019 / 12:43 PM IST

Zee Entertainment Enterprises on Thursday said that OFI Global China Fund LLC has consolidated its stake in the media company with the acquisition of an additional 1.37 crore equity shares.

OFI Global China Fund LLC, which already holds 8.7 per cent stake in Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, has acquired over 13,749,266 crore additional equity shares amounting to 1.431 per cent stake in the media company.

"Pursuant to this acquisition, the shareholding of the acquirer (OFI Global China Fund LLC) along with persons acting in concert with it has increased by 2 per cent of the total shareholding of the company from the last disclosure made for the acquisition on September 9, 2019." Zee Entertainment Enterprises said in a regulatory filing.

Following the acquisition the shareholding of OFI Global China Fund LLC increased to 10.99 per cent, the filing added.

Meanwhile, Cyquator Media Services Private Limited, a promoter entity of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, has sold 79,912,915 shares of the media company.

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"Out of aggregate quantity of 79,912,915 shares sold, 13,749,266 shares have been sold off market on November 25, 2019, to OFI Global China Fund LLC and balance shares have been sold on market by Cyquator and/ or the Lenders," a separate regulatory filing added.

On November 25, Subhash Chandra had resigned as the chairman of his flagship company Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL).

In September, the group had sold 11 per cent stake in ZEEL to Invesco-Oppenheimer fund for over Rs 4,224 crore and then retired debt worth Rs 4,000 crore.

Atlanta-based Invesco holds 7.74 percent stake in ZEEL since 2002.
PTI
first published: Nov 28, 2019 12:07 pm

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