TPG raises $305 million from Shriram Transport sell-down

The US private equity firm halves its stake in the Indian commercial vehicle financier to about 10% after the share price gains more than 80% last year.
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Shriram Transport provides financing for new and used trucks, like this one made by Tata Motors </div>
<div style="text-align: left;"> Shriram Transport provides financing for new and used trucks, like this one made by Tata Motors </div>

US private equity firm TPG has halved its stake in Shriram Transport Finance, an Indian commercial vehicle financier, to about 10% via a block trade, raising Rs16.5 billion $305 million. The deal launched on Wednesday evening and was completed before the opening of Indian trading yesterday.

The price was fixed at Rs715 per share, which marked the bottom of the indicative range and represented a 5.4% discount to Wednesday’s close of Rs755.95. It was the first time TPG sold shares in Shriram Transport since its initial investment. Prior to the sale it owned about 20.3% of the company.

The 23.1 million shares were marketed at a...

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