The telecom arm of Reliance Industries, owned by Mukesh Ambani, may acquire a stake in Reliance Infratel in a complex deal that also includes leasing as many as 50,000 towers, according to reports.
Reports stated that the stake sale may be valued at $3.5-4 bn ( Rs 187.89-214.71bn) for the company.
There are reports that the deal may be inked next month.
The chief executive officer (CEO) of Reliance Communication's wireless business was quoted as saying " the company is in talks with three telecom operators for tower-leasing deals."
There are also reports that deal may be negotiated between RIL's Infotel Broadband, buying 15-25% in Reliance Infratel, RCOM's tower.
India Infoline News Service / 09:04, Jan 22, 2015
The outlook is a flat start. The market will look to scale to new peaks though not much effort is needed for the same. HUL saw a rally and short-covering may have pulled it up further. Speculation is on that its parent will raise stake through an open offer. After the cooling in oil prices, Cairn results will be in focus.