US-based stock exchange NYSE on Monday announced selling its five per cent stake in India's top bourse NSE to Singapore government’s investment arm Temasek.
The transaction has received the necessary regulatory approvals, NSE and Temasek said in a joint statement, but did not elaborate on the financial details. NYSE had acquired 5 per cent of NSE in 2007 for $115 million, valuing the bourse at about $ 2.3 billion.
However, in June last year, private equity firm Norwest Venture Partners bought a little over two per cent stake from IL&FS Securities Services in a secondary transaction for Rs 250 crore, thus valuing NSE at about 2.5 billion dollars.
Shares of close to 1,500 companies are traded on NSE with a combined market capitalisation of over Rs 60,00,000 crore.
The average daily turnover at the exchange is close to $20 billion (about Rs 88,000 crore).
Temasek Senior MD Manish Kejriwal said that the company sees its investment in NSE as a "good proxy" to India's economic growth and development of its capital markets.