Tuesday, May 11, 2010

EIH Ltd buys 46 per cent stake in BVI-based joint venture

EIH Limited, India-based hospitality firm whose principal activities are operating restaurants, bars and hotels, made an announcement that its board has approved buying 45.85 percent stake in its international joint venture EIH Holdings LTD, incorporated under the law of the British Virgin Islands, for US$45.85 million. EIH Ltd announced that its wholly-owned unit will acquire the equity interest of its partner Amex Investment Ltd in the joint venture.

EIH Ltd currently holds a 54.15 percent stake in the joint venture firm through its subsidiary, EIH International Ltd., British Virgin Islands. Pursuant to the deal it will become the whole owner of the JV.

Eastern International Hotels (EIH) Limited operates in two segments: hotels and others. Its services include airline catering, management of restaurants and airport bars, travel and tour services, car rental, project management and corporate air charters.

The BVI-registered joint venture has investments in hotels in Mauritius and Indonesia, and hotel management contracts in various countries.