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Tech Mahindra raises $55 mln via comm paper

Reuters
Apr 15, 2009 at 01:54pm IST

Mumbai: Software services group Tech Mahindra, which is waiting for regulatory approval to buy Satyam Computer Services, has raised $55 million via short-term debt, two sources said.

The one-year commercial paper carries a coupon rate of 8.50 per cent, the sources were quoted by news agency Reuters as saying.

Tech Mahindra has also raised $120 million this week through the sale of bonds. Kotak Mahindra Bank was sole arranger to the issues.

SAVING SATYAM: Journalists wait for a news conference by Chairman of Tech Mahindra, Anand Mahindra, to begin.

Tech Mahindra will pay $351 million for a 31 per cent preferential allotment of new shares in Satyam and will make an open offer for a further 20 per cent of the fraud-hit company at a cost of up to around $225 million.

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