Carlyle bids to buy PNB’s 33% stake in PNB Housing Finance

Carlyle bids to buy PNB’s 33% stake in PNB Housing Finance
28/01/2019 , by , in News/Views

US-based private equity firm Carlyle has put in its bid to acquire Punjab National Bank’s stake in PNB Housing Finance.

Carlyle, which already holds 32.4% in the housing finance company, will get a controlling stake if it succeeds to acquire PNB’s 32.8% stake. Other investors have also evinced interest.

The PE firm was earlier planning to sell down its holding along with PNB but a fall in prices of PNB Housing prompted a change in decision, the person cited above said.

PNB’s 32.8% stake was valued at around Rs 4,900 crore after Friday’s close of trade, which is about 37% discount on its one-year highest price seen in the last week of August 2018 before the credit squeeze rattled the market following default in IL&FS Group companies.

 

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