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SpiceJet shares surge over 8% on stake sale buzz

india Updated: Aug 07, 2013 14:38 IST
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Shares of SpiceJet on Wednesday jumped over 8% following reports that the company is in active discussions with Singapore-based budget carrier Tigerair for a possible stake sale.

Reacting to this, shares of the company made a bullish opening on BSE and further surged 8.1% to Rs 27.35.

On the volume front, 21.41 lakh shares of the company changed hands on BSE.

No-frills carrier SpiceJet is in active discussions with Singapore-based budget carrier Tigerair for a possible stake sale even as they are set to sign a code share agreement soon, sources said.

According to sources, SpiceJet promoter and media baron Kalanithi Maran may offload up to 24% to Tigerair as the airline faces fall in profits and attempts to retire debt, the sources familiar with the development said.

The Chennai-based airline reported a 10% fall in its net profit in the June quarter.

"SpiceJet and Tigerair have already held two rounds of talks for a possible equity deal as promoter Maran is looking for the FDI route for further funds infusion," sources said.

The discussions between the two on code-share are at the concluding stage and an announcement to this effect may come in any time now, according to sources.

Code share is a commercial agreement between two airlines transferring seats among themselves from one destination to another.