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ONGC agrees to buy 51% HPCL stake

Giving a big boost to the government’s disinvestment programme, oil giant ONGC has finally entered into an agreement to buy a majority stake in HPCL, adding Rs 36,915 crore to Arun Jaitley’s kitty for this financial year itself. ONGC has entered into a share purchase agreement for acquiring the government’s entire 51.11% stake of HPCL on 20th January 2018 at a cash purchase consideration of RS 473.97 per share with a total acquisition cost of Rs 36,915 crore, the state-run exploration and production company said in a statement. The parties expect to complete the transaction before Continue reading

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