Blue Dart Express buys majority stake in Blue Dart Aviation

News Clip: Business Standard, Mumbai

22 June, 2015

Blue Dart Express today said it has become a majority shareholder in Blue Dart Aviation after purchasing additional 21% stake.

Now, the overall shareholding of the company in Blue Dart Aviation has increased to 70%.

Blue Dart Aviation has become a subsidiary of Blue Dart Express -- an integrated transportation and distribution company, according to a regulatory filing.

However, financial details were not disclosed.

During its meeting today, Blue Dart Express' board of directors approved hiking stake in Blue Dart Aviation from the present 49% to 74%.

"Post the approval of the board, the company has acquired additional 21% and now company holds 70% stake into Blue Dart Aviation Ltd," the filing said. Blue Dart Aviation is a leading player in the domestic air express market specialising in time-definite scheduled freight services for overnight next day delivery of express and cargo loads, as per its website.

Shares of Blue Dart Express rose over one% to close at Rs 6,068.05 on the BSE.

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