(PTI) Investment firm Invesco and OFI Global China along with other entities sold 5.51 per cent in Zee Entertainment Ltd (ZEEL) for more than ₹1,396 crore through open transactions.
A total of 5,29,35,068 shares of the company were offloaded at a price of ₹263.7 apiece, according to block deal data available with the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
OFI Global China and funds managed by Invesco offloaded a total of 5.46 per cent stake. The funds are Invesco Developing Markets Fund, Invesco Emerging Markets Equity Trust, MML Strategic Emerging Markets Fund and Invesco Emerging Markets Equity Trust.
Besides, PF Emerging Markets Fund and Emerging Markets of the Pacific Select Fund sold ZEEL shares, as per the data.
The total transaction value is more than ₹1,395.89 crore.
At the end of the June quarter, OFI Global China owned 10.14 per cent stake in the company.
A clutch of mutual funds, foreign investors and insurance companies bought the shares.
They include Aditya Birla Sun Life MF, Tata MF, Baroda BNP Paribas MF, Edelweiss MF, Franklin Templeton MF, ICICI Prudential MF, Bofa Securities SA and Copthall Mauritius Investment.
ZEEL's shares closed 2.88 per cent higher at ₹271.30 on NSE on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) gave its conditional approval for the proposed merger between media groups ZEEL and Sony.