DSP BlackRock MF launches 12 months fixed maturity plan

DSP BlackRock MF new issue closes on 24th August

DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund has launched DSP BlackRock FMP-Series 7-12M, a close-ended income scheme.

The investment objective of the scheme is to generate returns and capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of debt and money market securities. The scheme will invest only in such securities which mature on or before the date of maturity of the scheme. The tenure of the scheme is 12 months.

The new issue closes on 24th August. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000.

CRISIL Short Term Bond Fund Index is the benchmark index. Dhawal Dalal is the fund manager.

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Axis MF floats Axis Hybrid Fund-Series 2

Axis Mutual Fund new issue closes on 30th August

Axis Mutual Fund has launched Axis Hybrid Fund-Series 2, a close-ended income scheme.

The investment objective of the scheme is to generate income by investing in high quality fixed income securities whilst the secondary objective is to generate capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity related instruments. The tenure of the scheme is three years.

The new issue closes on 30th August. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000.

Crisil MIP Blended Index is the benchmark index. R Sivakumar and Jinesh Gopani are fund managers.

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UTV seeks CCI approval for merger with Walt Disney

The company, which last month announced that Walt Disney would buy out the stake held by public shareholders and other promoters of UTV Software, would require the CCI's clearance to establish that the stake sale will have any ramifications on market competition

New Delhi: Media and entertainment company UTV Software Communications (UTV Software) has approached the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to seeks approval for its proposed merger with Walt Disney Co (South East Asia) Pte Ltd in a deal valued at around Rs2,000 crore, reports PTI.

The company, which last month announced that Walt Disney would buy out the stake held by public shareholders and other promoters of UTV Software, would require the CCI's clearance to establish that the stake sale will have any ramifications on market competition.

"They approached the commission on 1st August. On the face of it, there seems to be no competition concerns, but more information has been sought from UTV regarding the deal," a source told PTI.

Subsequent to the buy-out of public shareholders by Walt Disney Company, UTV Software, a promoter group firm, will be delisted from both the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange.

Currently, Walt Disney is the majority shareholder in UTV Software, with 20,497,994 equity shares, accounting for a 50.44% stake.

The company's board of directors has approved the delisting proposal and the acquisition of shares from the public at a price not exceeding Rs1,000 per equity share.

Post-delisting, Walt Disney would also acquire 80,53,480 equity shares representing 19.82% of the current paid-up equity share capital of UTV Software from the other promoters of the company at the same price as discovered pursuant to the delisting offer.

At Rs1,000 per share, the deal could be valued at around Rs2,000 crore. The company's other promoters include Rohinton Screwvala, Unilazer Exports & Management Consultants, Unilazer (Hong Kong) and Zarina Mehta.

From 1st June, the mandate of the CCI was expanded to include vetting high voltage merger and acquisition deals.

Under the Competition Act, 2002, companies with a turnover of more than Rs1,500 crore will have to approach the CCI for approval before merging with another firm. Also, companies with combined assets of Rs1,000 crore or more, or a combined turnover of Rs3,000 crore or more, would require the CCI's nod.

The maximum time limit for the CCI to vet mergers has been reduced to 180 days from the earlier 210 days, but the commission may also give its nod faster, depending on the merit of the case, sources said.

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