India's Idea Cellular launches up to $546 million share sale
Indian wireless carrier Idea Cellular
Idea, part of the metals-to-financials Aditya Birla conglomerate, intends to use the funds to reduce debt including loans for airwave purchases, it said in a regulatory filing.
Last month Idea announced plans to raise a total 67.5 billion rupees ahead of proposed merger, which the two sides expect to close during the first half of this year.[nL4N1OZ2YU]
Idea said that the share sale launched on Wednesday has a floor price of 86.84 rupees per share, with a potential discount of up to 5 percent. The shares closed at 84.80 rupees on the National Stock Exchange.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup are managing the sale.
($1 = 64.0950 Indian rupees)
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