Scripscan:Thomas Cook (India) Ltd
Story:Thomas Cook Group plc has announced that it is acquiring up to 74.9% of the issued share capital in Thomas Cook India and 100% of Thomas Cook branded businesses in Egypt, as well as licences for the Thomas Cook brand in a total of 15 Middle East countries. Thomas Cook is purchasing the businesses from Dubai Financial Group LLC for total cash consideration of between €208 million and €249 million.Under the terms of the TCIL transaction, Thomas Cook has agreed through its UK subsidiary to acquire at least 61.8% and up to 74.9% of TCIL's share capital. In a private transaction with DFG Thomas Cook will acquire 54.9% of this for the equivalent of Rs 107 per TCIL share. Under local stock market rules Thomas Cook is tendering to acquire up to a further 20% of TCIL shares in an open offer at rs 107. As a result of this transaction Thomas Cook will acquire between 61.8% and 74.9% of TCIL's share capital, the price of with will range from €173 million to €214 million giving Thomas Cook control of the company.
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