Adani Group open offer for NDTV ends today


Mumbai: Shares of NDTV traded 4% lower at 394.50 in early session on Monday, the last day for the Adani Group’s open offer for an additional 26% stake in the broadcaster.

Against the offer size of around 1.68 crore shares, investors had tendered 53.27 lakh shares or 31.79% as of 9:30 am, according to BSE data.

NDTV stock has fallen almost 12% from 447.70 seen over the past three sessions. The offer price of 294 is at a 25% discount to CMP.

Along with NDTV promoter company RRPR’s transfer of 29.18% to the Adani Group and shares submitted under the open offer so far, Adani Group subsidiary VCPL’s shareholding in NDTV now stands at 37.29%, exceeding the combined shareholding of Radhika and Prannoy Roy of 32.26% as of September quarter end .

Interestingly, the name of Chennai-based investor Dolly Khanna who held 1% of NDTV’s equity as of the June quarter end, doesn’t figure in the September quarter-end shareholding .

A total of 182 bodies corporate who held 9.61% of the company’s equity at June end raised their holding to 9.86% with 32 more corporates taking their number to 214.

The number of retail shareholders in the company rose to 55,446, holding 9.29%, as on the quarter ended September from 2,9691 holding 8.52% of NDTV’s equity as of June end.

The open offer by Adani Group’s wholly owned subsidiary VCPL to acquire an additional 26% in NDTV  started on November 22.

NDTV had, in a statement to stock exchanges last week, said that it “has been informed by the Promoter Group vehicle RRPR Holding Private Limited (RRPRH) that the Board of Directors at the meeting held today i.e. November 29, 2022, have approved…Appointment of Mr. Sudipta Bhattacharya , Mr. Sanjay Pugalia, and Mr. Senthil Sinniah Chengalvarayan, as Directors on the Board of RRPRH, with immediate effect; and 2. Resignation of Dr. Prannoy Roy and Mrs. Radhika Roy as Directors on the Board of RRPRH, with effect from the close of business hours of November 29, 2022.”

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