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Religare Enterprises surges over 5% on stake sale in health insurance arm

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on April 10, 2017

Shares of Religare Enterprises surged over 5 per cent today after the company announced that it will sell its entire 80 per cent stake in Religare Health Insurance to a consortium of investors led by True North Managers for an estimated Rs 1,040 crore.

After making a positive opening, shares of the company further jumped 5.33 per cent to Rs 230 on the BSE.

On the NSE, shares of the company rose 4.85 per cent to Rs 230.

“The company has entered into definitive agreements with a consortium of investors led by True North Managers, an India-based private equity fund, to divest its entire stake in Religare Health Insurance Company (RHI),” Religare Enterprises (REL) said in a BSE filing .

“This transaction values Religare Health Insurance at Rs 1,300 crore and Religare Enterprises currently has 80 per cent shareholding on a fully diluted basis in the company,” it said.

Religare Enterprises said the transaction marks the single largest investment in a standalone health insurance company in India.

Published on April 10, 2017
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