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DEN Networks hikes foreign investment limit to 74 per cent

MUMBAI: Close on the heels of multi system operator (MSO)  Hathway Cable and Datacom’s decision to increase the foreign investment limit in its company, DEN Networks has now followed suit.

It may be recalled that in January this year Hathway decided to increase the foreign investment limit from 49 per cent to 74 per cent. 

DEN Networks, which is currently building its broadband base and also working towards digitisation in phase III and IV, is looking at attracting overseas capital into the company.

DEN Networks has got the approval from the board of directors to increase the foreign investment limit in the company by Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) and Foreign Portfolio Investors etc. from the current 49 per cent to 74 per cent. This, subject to approval of the shareholders, Foreign Investment Promotion Board of India, Ministry of Finance (FIPB) among others.

In an announcement to the BSE, DEN Networks said, “The board of directors of the company has approved through circulation, increase in foreign investment limit in the company by Foreign Institutional Investors, Foreign Portfolio Investors etc., under the Portfolio Investment Scheme in accordance with Schedules 2 and 2A of Foreign Exchange Management Act (Transfer or Issue of Security by a person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2000 (FEMA 20) from existing 49 per cent to 74 per cent of the issued and fully paid-up share capital of the company, subject to the approval of the Shareholders, Foreign Investment Promotion Board of India, Ministry of Finance (FIPB) and all other applicable acts, laws, rules, regulations, circulars, directions, notifications, press notes guidelines and statutory approvals, if any.”

The approval of shareholders for aforesaid resolution will be taken through Postal Ballot in accordance with section 110 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 22 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, the release further added.

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