Future Supply shares rise as CCI approves 22 pc stake acquisition by Nippon Express

New Delhi, Dec 11 () Shares of Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd's shares on Wednesday rose over 6 per cent as Competition Commission approved acquisition of 22 per cent stake in the logistics firm by Nippon Express.

On the BSE, the scrip opened on a positive note and further climbed 6.69 per cent to Rs 534.95.

The shares appreciated 5.98 per cent to Rs 529 on the NSE.

Competition Commission of India (CCI) in a tweet on Tuesday said it "approves acquisition by Nippon Express (South Asia & Oceania) Pte Ltd of approximately 22 per cent of the total issued and paid up share capital of the Future Supply Chain Solutions Limited". Advertisement

The firm had in September said that as part of this transaction, Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd (FSC) will issue 37,89,350 shares to Nippon Express at a price of Rs 664 per share (22 per cent premium to the current market price).

"Through this primary issue Nippon Express will hold 8.6 per cent stake on a fully diluted basis and FSC will raise around Rs 252 crore for funding its near-term growth plans," the company had said in a regulatory filing.

Further, Nippon Express had informed that it had entered into a share purchase agreement with institutional shareholder(s) of FSC to acquire 58,63,475 shares representing 14.6 per cent of existing share capital, it added.

Both these transactions will result in Nippon Express acquiring a 22 per cent stake in FSC (on a post money, fully diluted basis), FSC had said. SRS BAL BAL

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