Competition Commission clears SoftBank's 22.44% stake buy in logistics firm Delhivery

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday said it has approved the acquisition of 22.44 percent stake in logistics firm Delhivery by SoftBank Vision Fund

Press Trust of India February 27, 2019 19:33:50 IST
Competition Commission clears SoftBank's 22.44% stake buy in logistics firm Delhivery
  • The deal is worth over Rs 3,200 crore, according to reports

  • The Japanese company will invest in the logistics firm through its holding company SVF Doorbell

  • Gurugram-based Delhivery is engaged in the market for third-party logistics services in India

New Delhi: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday said it has approved the acquisition of 22.44 percent stake in logistics firm Delhivery by SoftBank Vision Fund.

The deal is worth over Rs 3,200 crore, according to reports.

According to a filing to the CCI, the deal involves subscription of 22.44 percent of the total share capital of Delhivery and consequently "potential subsequent acquisition of shares at a price and on such terms to be agreed."

Competition Commission clears SoftBanks 2244 stake buy in logistics firm Delhivery

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The Japanese company will invest in the logistics firm through its holding company SVF Doorbell.

In a tweet, the CCI said it "approves acquisition of 22.44 percent of the total share capital of Delhivery Pvt Ltd (on fully diluted basis) by SVF Doorbell (Cayman) Ltd".

SoftBank Vision Fund is a venture capital fund focused on making long-term financial investments in companies, and Gurugram-based Delhivery is engaged in the market for third-party logistics services in India.

In a separate tweet, the fair trade regulator approved the acquisition of preference shares in Delhivery by CA Swift Investments through a share subscription agreement.

CA Swift is incorporated in Mauritius and is a special purpose vehicle, which is owned and controlled by the Carlyle Group.

The group, the US-based multi-product global alternative asset manager, makes investments in various sectors across the world.

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