PVR ends 1% higher on acquisition of minor stake in US theatre firm

November 17
16:05 2017
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PVR’s shares ended a percent higher as investors cheered the company’s decision to acquire minority stake in US-based firm.

The multiplex operator on Thursday said it will acquire minority stake in US-based luxury restaurant and theatre company iPic Gold Class Entertainment LLC (iPic) for an undisclosed sum, a move that would give PVR exposure in the cinema exhibition market of the US.

iPic owns and operates 16 luxury theatres and 121 screens across 10 states in the United States.

The Board of Directors approved the proposed investment and strategic partnership between PVR and iPic, PVR Ltd said in a regulatory filing.

The completion of investment is subject to relevant corporate and regulatory approvals.

The stock gained over 2 percent intraday. At the close of market house, the stock was quoting at Rs 1,404.00, up Rs 13.50, or 0.97 percent.

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