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Biocon sells 2% stake in Syngene for Rs 2.3 bn through open-market sale

Press Trust of India/New Delhi 18 May 18 | 02:34 PM

Biocon's facility. Photo: Company's website

Biocon Ltd has sold close to 2 per cent stake in its research arm Syngene International for an estimated Rs 2.3 .

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"Biocon, the promoter of Syngene International, on May 16, 2018 has sold 37,65,574 equity shares amounting to 1.88 per cent of the equity share capital of Syngene through open market sale," Biocon said in a regulatory filing.

In a separate filing, Syngene said Biocon has sold the shares for achieving minimum public shareholding requirement.

Based on average weighted price of Syngene's shares on May 16 at Rs 611.02 apiece, the transaction is estimated at Rs 230.08 crore.

Post transaction, stake of promoter and promoter group in the company stands at 72.57 per cent. Public shareholding is 25.90 per cent.

Shares of Syngene International were trading 0.36 per cent lower at Rs 605.20 apiece on BSE.

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