A sources in Tech Mahindra said a merger announcement would be made. “It will be a forward movement,” he said. “They are also likely to announce a new name for the merged company.”
On Tuesday, the companies issued separate statements to the Bombay Stock Exchange to say that their respective boards would be meeting on Wednesday to consider a merger.
They will also consider the amalgamation of some of their wholly-owned subsidiaries — Venturbay Consultants, C&S System Technologies, CanvasM and Mahindra Logisoft Business Solutions — the companies said.
Mahindra & Mahindra is seeking to create a consolidated IT services powerhouse by merging Satyam and Tech Mahindra, which provide software services to clients mostly in the US and Europe.
Satyam shares rose 4.7% to Rs. 74.15 at close of trading in a market that gained 0.25 per cent. Tech Mahindra shares added 4.9% at Rs. 648.7.