RCom stock tanks 9% after Aircel merger deal falls through
Shares of Reliance Communications
(RCom) today slumped over 9 per cent in morning trade on the
bourses after the company called off merger with Aircel due to
Reliance Communications, on October 1, had called off
merger talks with Aircel, citing "legal and regulatory"
Reacting to the news, the stock of RCom today opened on a
weak note at Rs 18.70, lost further ground and fell to an
early-day low of Rs 17.45, down 9.11 per cent over its
previous closing price.
Similar movement was seen on the National Stock Exchange,
where the stock opened at Rs 18.65, fell to a low of Rs 17.70,
down 7.81 per cent over its last close.
RCom and Aircel had signed binding agreements in
September 2016 for the merger of mobile business.
RCom, which is reeling under a debt of about Rs 46,000
crore, has outlined an alternative plan for debt reduction by
selling real estate as well as tower and fibre business.
"Legal and regulatory uncertainties, and various
interventions by vested interests have caused inordinate
delays in receipt of relevant approvals for the proposed
transaction," RCom had said in a statement.