Bombay Dyeing surges nearly 13 percent on stake-sale report

Reuters

Reuters Market Eye - Shares of Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Co (NSI:BOMDYEING.NS - News) rose 12.9 percent on a local media report that at least three private equity funds are in talks to buy up to a 24 percent stake in the company.

WL Ross, Sequoia Capital and JC Flowers are in talks with Bombay Dyeing to invest at least 5 billion rupees, according to a Press Trust of India (PTI) report carried by the Business Standard newspaper on Monday.

"We have no comments to offer on the newspaper report which is totally baseless, speculative and unsubstantiated," Bombay Dyeing said in a statement to the exchange on Monday.

The private equity funds were not immediately reachable for comments.

(Reporting by Indulal P)

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