Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CIC Energy shareholders approve deal with Indian company

Shareholders of CIC Energy Corp., the company registered in the British Virgin Islands and headquartered in Canada, have overwhelmingly voted in favour of its acquisition by the Indian power company JSW Energy. At the special meeting held by the BVI company, the acquisition transaction was approved by about 99.8 per cent of the votes cast. The deal is expected to close by 28 February.

In November 2010, Mumbai-based JSW Energy, which is the independent power arm of the $5 billion JSW Group, had offered to buy CIC Energy for $7.42 per share, valuing it at around Cdn $422 million.