Cable television company Den Networks Ltd is raising USD 21.26 million from existing investor Goldman Sachs.

Den Networks will issue 15.8 million shares on a preferential basis to Goldman Sachs at Rs 90 apiece.

The share allotment will increase the stake held by Goldman Sachs in the Indian company to 24.49 percednt from 17.79 percent. The US firm owns the stake through two affiliates, Broad Street Investments (Singapore) Pte Ltd and MBD Bridge Street 2013 Investments (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Goldman Sachs had first put money in Den Networks in 2013 when it invested USD110 million in the single-largest private equity deal in India's cable and satellite sector.

At the time, Goldman had bought the shares at Rs 217.5 apiece, more than double the price in the latest transaction.

In starting if this week shares of the Indian company were 4.3 percent higher at Rs 82.30 in afternoon trade. The shares have slid almost 40 percent over the past year, as the company 

struggled with losses and high debt. Earlier this month, Den Network reported a net loss of Rs 57 crore for the quarter through June 2016 on revenue of Rs 239 crore. Its gross debt 

was Rs 852 crore at the end of June. - VC Circle


 

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