08.02.2013 - Temasek Holdings, Baring Asia shortlisted to buy stake in Lafarge India
Temasek Holdings, Singapore's sovereign investment fund, and one of Asia's oldest marquee private equity investor Baring Asia are among those shortlisted by French cement multinational Lafarge as potential buyers for a minority stake in its Indian arm Lafarge India. Lafarge India which plans to shed a minority stake of 20-30% to raise Rs 1,325 crore ($250 million) and fund its Rs 6,000-crore expansion plans is looking to complete the stake sale process by March this year. Saddled with a highly-leveraged consolidated balance sheet at the parent level, Lafarge has decided not to raise more debt locally to fund capital expenditure. Instead it is looking at equity financing from financial sponsors...............................................Full Article: Source
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