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PVR seeks shareholder nod to raise Rs 750 cr for funding acquisitions

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Multiplex chain operator PVR on Friday said it is planning to raise up to Rs 750 crore through issue of securities to qualified institutional buyers, for which it is seeking shareholders’ nod.

PVR seeks shareholder nod to raise Rs 750 cr for funding acquisitions
PVR says the sum would be used for funding capital expenditure needs, funding any acquisitions and reducing outstanding debt

In a regulatory filing, PVR said its board had on December 21 approved issue of equity shares of the company with a face value of Rs 10 each or other securities in one or more tranches qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) subject to approval of the shareholders.

“The company intends to issue securities for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 750 crore,” PVR said in a postal ballot notice to its shareholders.

PVR said the raised sum would be used for “funding our capital expenditure needs, funding any acquisitions, reducing our outstanding debt, funding long and short term working capital requirements, general corporate purposes and/or other corporate exigencies”.

The multiplex operator said voting through e-voting will be held between December 31 to January 29, 2019, and the results will be announced on January 30, 2019.

In August this year, PVR had announced acquisition of 71.69 per cent stake in South India-based  for about Rs 633 crore in an all-cash deal.

PVR CMD  had stated that the acquisition was a significant step in helping it achieve its vision of having 1,000 screens by 2020, up from nearly 750 cinema screens across India.

In 2016, PVR had also acquired 32 screens of DT cinemas from realty major DLF for Rs 433 crore.