The Siva Group owned by NRI C Sivasankaran has acquired a stake of 13.88% in Arihant Foundations and Housing which is a Chennai based firm.
On Monday, Arihant informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that Saravna Enterprises, Siva Projects Engineering and Enterprises and S Jayalakshmi have picked up the stake. Before this deal, Siva Group held 0.32% stake.
Arihant is a leading player in the realty market. This is also evident by its net sales of Rs 158.9 cr. and net profit of Rs 2.8 cr. in the time period of September 2008 to September 2009. It also has a surplus of Rs. 138.2 cr.
A top official of Arihant said that Siva Group has bought the stake as part of their treasury operations. Although promoters have a stake of 65% in Arihant, but dilution is still not needed. The Siva Group has entered the stake market a few months ago. Recently, it bought 12% stake in Ruchi Soya Industries.