Govt Approves 11 Proposals of FDI of Rs.1,567.91 Crore

By | November 4, 2015
(Last Updated On: November 4, 2015)

Ministry of Finance                                                             08-October, 2015

Government Approves Eleven (11) Proposals of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Amounting to Rs. 1,567.91 Crore Approximately
Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on 11th September 2015, Government has approved 11 (eleven) proposals of Foreign Direct Investment amounting to Rs. 1,567.91 crore.

In addition, two proposals viz., M/s Sistema Shyam TelServices Ltd involving an FDI of Rs. 10,000 crore, and M/s IIFL Holdings Limited involving an FDI of Rs. 3201.5 crore, have also been recommended for consideration of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

The following 11 (eleven) proposals have been approved

s. No.Item No.Name of the applicantGist of the proposalSectorProposed FDI
11M/s MicroVentures Investment S.A. SICARApproval has been sought by MicroVentures Investment S.A. SICAR for the transfer of 60,52,278 bonus shares of Equitas Holdings Private Limited to its holding company Credit Access Asia NV Netherlands, pursuant to merger of MicroVentures Investment S.A. SICAR into Credit Access.

The foreign shareholding of Credit Access in Equitas will increase from 4.29% to 6.54%.

24M/s  Amar Ujala Publications LimitedApproval has been sought by Amar Ujala Publications Limited for Foreign Shareholding in the company up to 26% of the post issue paid up equity share capital pursuant to proposed initial public offering-

Issue of equity shares to FIIs/FPIs/NRIs and Transfer of 26,90,234 shares by existing shareholders for an aggregate consideration of Rs.50 cr.

Print Media / Information and BroadcastingRs.50 crores
35 M/s Eros International Media LimitedApproval has been sought by M/s Eros International Media Limited for setting up a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).LLPRs. 49,90,000
46M/s CMDB II, MauritiusCMDB II, Mauritius has sought approval to acquire the shares of the Investee company (i,e. Equitas Holdings (P) Ltd.) from Canaan VIII, Mauritius for a total consideration of Rs. 41,31,72,726.74..PharmaNil
57M/s Bhurani Enterprises LLPApproval has been sought by M/s Bhurani Enterprises LLP to accept 99.99% foreign investment by a PIO individual.LLPRs.4 Crores
69M/s O-zone Networks Private Limited, DelhiM/s O-zone Networks Private Limited Delhi, seeks approval for upto 100% foreign investment by M/s Ozone BV, UK by way of purchase of the equity share capital existing shareholders.


(i) In the 1st tranche, Ozone BV will acquire 33.33% equity in Ozone India represented by 10,469 Class B shares from M/s Al Telecomes Holdings (India) Limited. The estimated consideration for the said transaction is USD 1.


(ii) In the 2nd tranche, Ozone BV will purchase 66.67% equity in Ozone India represented by 20,938 Class A Shares from Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Sarin, Mr. Sharmendra Amil, Mr Himanshu Amin and Ozone Employees Stock Option Trust. The estimated consideration for the said transaction is USD 2.

It is stated that for implementing business plans of Ozone in India, the investor group shall provide GBP 9 million as development capital in annual tranches (in financial year 2014-15 and financial year 2015-16). The said funds would be invested in ozone-India in lieu of issue of equity shares or preference shares.

Internet servicesRs.89.61 crores
710 M/s Chorus Call INC, USAApproval has been sought by M/s Chorus Call INC, USA for increase in the foreign equity from 74% to 100% in M/s Chorus Call Conferencing Services India Private Limited engaged in providing services like transmission of voice, video and data.TelecomRs. 9.10 crores
812M/s Indian Rotorcraft LimitedM/s Indian Rotorcraft Limited, Mumbai has sought approval for

(i) To incorporate the helicopter model as AW 119Kx in place of AW 119Ke.

(ii) To change the foreign investor from M/s AgustaWestland N.V., The Netherlands to M/s AgustaWestland S.p.A, Italy as M/s AgustaWestland N.V., The Netherlands merged into M/s AgustaWestland S.p.A, Italy,  pursuant to an internal re-organization through merger within the AgustaWestland group w.e.f January 01, 2014.

913M/s New India Biopharma Ltd.Post facto approval has been sought by M/s New India Biopharma Ltd. for inward remittances received since 2013.PharmaRs.1.7 crores
1019M/s. BTI Payments Pvt LtdM/s. BTI Payments Pvt Ltd, a company with approved foreign equity of 100% has sought approval for addition in the foreign investor, M/s BTI Payments Singapore Pte Ltd which is a WoS of the existing foreign investor of the company, M/s. The Banktech Group Pty Ltd, Australia.

M/s BTI Payments Singapore Pte Ltd will subscribe to equity shares of the applicant for an additional consideration of Rs.63 crores in one or more tranches.

White Label ATMsRs.63 crores
1120AGS Transact Technologies LimitedApproval has been sought by AGS Transact Technologies Limited for the issue and transfer of equity shares to eligible non-resident investors, such as FPIs, FIIs, FVCIs and NRIs, pursuant to an IPO thereby increasing the foreign shareholding from the approved foreign equity of 43.17% to 49% for an aggregate consideration of Rs.1350 croresWhite Label ATMsRs.1350 crores (fresh issue of Rs.400 crore and sale of shares from existing non-resident investors Rs.950 crores).


The following 2 (two) proposals have been recommended by the FIPB for approval of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) as the investment involves an inflow of more than Rs. 3000 crores in accordance with Para 5.2.2 of the Consolidated FDI Policy 2015. NoName of the applicantGist of the proposalSectorAmount
111M/s Sistema ShyamTelServices LimitedApproval has been sought for conversion of the non-convertible redeemable preference shares to optionally convertible redeemable preference shares and thereafter equity shares thereby increasing the foreign equity from 73.95% to 85.13%, directly in M/s Sistema ShyamTelServices Limited and indirectly in Shyam Internet Services LimitedTelecomRs.10,000 crores (Rs.9433.5 crores already brought in)
218M/s IIFL Holdings Limited,Approval has been sought by M/s IIFL Holdings Limited, a NBFC company for increasing the foreign equity from 52.29% to 100% by way of issuing shares to FIIs.NBFCRs.3201.5 crores approx. (based on the open offer price)


The following 6 (six) proposals have been deferred:


S.noItem noName of the applicantGist of the proposalSector
13M/s ii5 Technologies Pvt ltdApproval has been sought by ii5 Technologies Pvt ltd with 99.997% of foreign investment held by ii5 Ventures Ltd, Singapore for conversion of the existing Private Limited Company to LLP.LLP
28M/s Reliance Globalcom Ltd., BermudaApproval has been sought by M/s Reliance Globalcom Ltd. (RGL) to acquire 100% of the issued and paid up share capital of M/s GCX India Ltd. (GCX India). To comply with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of the minimum number of shareholders of a public company, 6 nominees of RGL will hold 1 share each. Thereafter, GCX India will apply for the Unified License issued by the Department of Telecom, in order to provide services in the telecom sector.Telecom
314M/s Indian Herbs Specialities Private LimitedM/s Indian Herbs Specialities Private Limited is seeking approval for receiving FDI by the way of  (i) subscription to 25,316 shares to be issued by the Applicant to India 2020 Fund II, Limited (Investor), and (ii) purchase of 101,266 shares by the Investor from the existing shareholders of the ApplicantPharma
415M/s APOLLO Hospitals Enterprise LimitedApproval has been sought by APOLLO Hospitals Enterprise Limited for allowing foreign investment in the share capital of the Company by the renunciation of the rights or otherwise , subject to RBI and other necessary approvals to residents outside India pursuant to the proposed Rights Issue.Pharma- Healthcare ,Insurance
516M/s AEGON RELIGARE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITEDApproval has been sought by AEGON RELIGARE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED for the transfer of 30,14,15,000 shares of the company held by Bennett, Coleman & Company to AEGON India Holding B.V for an aggregate consideration of  559.96 cr thereby raising the foreign shareholding from 26% to 49%.Insurance
622M/s FireFly Networks LimitedApproval has been sought by M/s FireFly Networks Limited for approval of the existing foreign investment (50% indirect) and to permit commencement of activities as a Telecom Infrastructure Provider Category-I (IP1).Telecom


The following 4(four) proposals have been rejected:


s.noItem NoName of the applicantGist of the proposalSector
12M/s Mantri Developers Private LimitedM/s Mantri Developers Private Limited proposes to undertake a buy-back of its shares, as part of which all the Shares of the Foreign Investor in the Company, aggregating to 9,770,190 (nine million seven hundred seventy thousand one hundred ninety) equity shares having a face value of Rs. 10 (Rupees Ten) each. This will bring the foreign investment in the company down to 0%.Construction
214M/s Almondz Insurance Brokers Private Limited,M/s Almondz Insurance Brokers Private Limited, has sought approval for the proposed transfer of 49% of its shareholding to M/s Willis Europe B.V. (Willis), a private company with limited liability under Dutch law.Insurance
315Bean Media Group Pty LtdBean Media Group Pty Ltd hereby has sought approval to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in India to be engaged in the publishing of specialty magazinePublishing- Information and Broadcasting
416M/s Sterling Fabory India Pvt. Ltd.Post facto approval has been sought by M/s Sterling Fabory India Pvt. Ltd. for sales made to group company in excess of the 25% limit, and to request fresh approval for sales made to group companies’ upto 40% of its turnover in coming years.Cash and Carry Wholesale Trading


The following 2 (two) items were listed as table items and have been recommended for approval:


S. no.Item noName of the applicantGist of the proposalSectorProposed FDI
1Table item 1Tata Global Beverages LimitedApproval has been sought by Tata Global Beverages Limited for issuing shares to the foreign collaborators of Mount Everest Mineral Water Limited, a subsidiary of TGBL, pursuant to the merger of the two companies.


Tea plantationNil
2Table item 2M/s Today Magazines Lifestyle Private Limited, New DelhiApproval has been sought by M/s Today Magazines Lifestyle Private Limited for foreign investment of 49% by Cooperatief International Publications Holding through transfer and further issue for an aggregate consideration of Rs 6.17 croresPrint Media – PublishingRs.6.17 cr


The total FDI Inflow in the cases recommended for approval is Rs. 14,769.41 crore out of which two proposals with a total FDI of Rs.13,201.5 crore have been recommended for consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

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