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ONGC to acquire govt entire stake in HPCL for Rs 36,915 cr

ONGC said “shares will be acquired against cash” and the transaction will be closed before month-end.

business Updated: Jan 20, 2018 18:42 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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ONGC will acquire the government’s entire stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.

State-owned ONGC on Saturday said it will acquire the government’s entire 51.11 per cent stake in HPCL for Rs 36,915 crore.

ONGC will pay the government Rs 473.97 per share, a premium of over 10 per cent of the 60-days weighted average of HPCL’s scrip.

In a stock exchange filing, ONGC said “shares will be acquired against cash” and the transaction will be closed before month-end.

ONGC’s share had closed at Rs 193.60 on BSE on Friday, down 0.23 per cent over its previous close.

HPCL shares traded last at Rs 416.55, up 1.34 per cent.

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 18:06 IST