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Satyam gains in choppy market

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Shares of Mahindra Satyam rose in an otherwise lacklustre market today, ending 5.41 percent higher at 112.95 rupees.

During market hours on Wednesday, Larsen & Toubro Ltd sought permission from market regulators to sell its stake in outsourcer Mahindra Satyam Ltd, according to a company spokesman.

L&T which lost out in the race for a controlling race in Satyam is considering the exit route, but under current conditions of sale, bidders for the company are barred from selling their stake. SATYAM/

L&T’s stake in Satyam dropped from 12 percent to 6.9 percent (valued at nearly 9 billion rupees or $190 million) post sale of the outsourcer to Mahindra, according to Thomson Reuters data. Institutional investors hold 10.39 percent, insiders or stakeholders 50.18 percent and mutual funds about 8.45 percent.

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