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Kolkata firm picks up 12.5% stake in BAG Films

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MUMBAI: B.A.G Films is diluting 12.55 per cent on an expanded equity to Kolkata-based High Growth Distributors (P) Ltd. for Rs 261 million.

The production house will be making a preferential allotment of 13.07 million shares at a price of Rs 20 per share. "We have expansion plans and the funds will be utilised for this," says B.A.G Films managing director Anuradha Prasad.

Earlier India Bulls promoter Sameer Gehlaut acquired 25 per cent stake in B.A.G Films for Rs 262 million. On the expanded equity, Gehlaut's holding will drop to 19 per cent.

The promoters will have 38.39 per cent after the dilution, Prasad adds. Gehlaut's open offer at Rs 13 per share for a further 20 per cent stake (as per regulatory requirement) would find no taker as the share price of B.A.G Films has jumped to Rs 23.

Meanwhile, the company has decided to increase its authorised share capital from 100 million t0 125 million equity shares of Rs 2 each. The board has also given an in-principle approval to change the name of the company to B.A.G. Media Ltd or any variant thereof, subject to approvals.

In the FM radio business run through subsidiary company B.A.G Infotainment, IDBI Bank has picked up a 10 per cent stake. The deal with Bank of Baroda for a similar stake did not conclude, says Prasad.

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