Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on November 20, 2009, Government has approved 17 Proposals of Foreign Direct Investment amounting to Rs. 4551.05 Crore approximately, the largest chunk of which is likely to be invested by a Russian government agency in telecom company Sistema Shyam.

A proposal by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation to pick up 20 per cent stake in telecom service provider Sistema-Shyam for Rs 3,051 crore was cleared by the government.

The agency is an investment vehicle owned by the Russian government.

A proposal by beverages and food major Pepsico for further equity infusion into its Indian subsidiary has been referred to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs since it would bring in Rs 928 crore.

Proposals of more than Rs 600 crore of FDI are referred to the CCEA.

Other proposals cleared include Delhi-based Scorpios Beverages’ case that would contribute FDI of Rs 533.33 crore.

Another approved case relates to AG Mercantile that would bring in Rs 329.53 crore.

The other large FDI proposal that has been approved is from Telecom Investments India for Rs 380 crore.

The government deferred three proposals and rejected four.

Sl. No.

Name of the applicant

Particulars of the proposal

FDI/NRI inflows (Rs. In Crore)

CIVIL AVIATION

1

M/s Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd., Kolkata Ex-post facto approval for issue of partly paid equity shares.

100.81

COMMERCE

2

M/s Burberry International Holdings Ltd., UK To set up a joint venture with 51% participation for retail trading of products under the single brand.

16.72

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

3

M/s GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai To capitalize and issue equity shares against the post-incorporation expenses.

No fresh inflow

4

M/s The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Ltd., Secunderabad To issue on Rights basis, shares and  Detachable Warrant convertible into equity share.

35.09

5

M/s Xenosoft technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad To acquire equity shares by way of share swap.

No fresh inflow

6

M/s Tara India Holdings A Ltd., Mauritius Acquisition of equity shares of the Stock Exchange.

74.77

HEAVY INDUSTRY

7

M/s IMC International Metalworking Companies B.V., Netherlands To set up a WOS to undertake the business of Import and wholesale trade, manufacture, tool management services, and other related services. The proposal attracts Press Note 1 of 2005.

0.01

8

M/s Lemken Landtechnik GmbH, Germany To acquire 100% equity shares of the Indian company engaged in the activities of manufacturing of agricultural equipments/ implements and ancillary equipments/ machinery.  The proposal attracts Press Note 1 of 2005.

11.90

INDUSTRIAL POLICY & PROMOTION

9

M/s Moschip Semiconductor Technology Ltd. To issue warrants convertible into equity shares to one of the existing investors on preferential basis.

0.25

INFORMATION & BROADCASTING

10

M/s IBN 18 Broadcast Ltd. To offer, issue and allot partly paid equity shares on a rights basis to existing non-resident shareholders, including FIIs, NRIs, and other non-residents, in the proposed Rights Issue of the company.

Nil

COMMERCE

11

M/s Luxury Goods Retail Pvt. Ltd. Induction of foreign equity to carry out retail trading of products under the single brand.

1.04

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

12

M/s JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai Induction of foreign equity in a company engaged in the activities of Asset Reconstruction.

16.60

INFORMATION & BROADCASTING

13

M/s Out-of-Home Media (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai Conversion of operating company into operating-cum-Investing Company and to make downstream investments.

No Fresh Inflow

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

14

M/s Scorpios Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Delhi Transfer of equity shares from Resident Indian to NR to make investments in Indian companies operating in the telecommunications sector.

533.33

15

M/s AG Mercantile Company Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai Transfer of equity shares from Resident Indian to NR to make investments in Indian companies operating in the telecommunications sector.

329.53

16

M/s Telecom Investments India Pvt. Ltd. Sale and transfer of equity shares from Resident Indian to Non Resident.

380.00

17

M/s Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. Induction of FDI in the company engaged in Telecommunication services under Unified Access Service License.

3051.00

The following 3 (Three) proposals have been deferred:

Sl. No

Name of the applicant

Particulars of the proposal

1

M/s Verizon Communications India Pvt. Ltd. Transfer of equity shares from non-resident shareholder to non-resident group in Telecom Sector.

2

M/s Verint System India Pvt. Ltd. To make amendment in the FC approval.

3

M/s Premiere Conferencing (Ireland) Ltd., Ireland To set up a wholly owned subsidiary to undertake the business of providing audio/ web conferencing and collaboration services and data communication services in India.

The following 4 (Four) proposals have been rejected:

Sl. No

Name of the applicant

Particulars of the proposal

1

M/s Brampton Infrastructure India Pvt. Ltd., Delhi (i) Condonation of delay for non-adherence to minimum capitalization norms and extension of time to fulfill minimum capitalization. (ii) Post facto approval for capitalization of sum received to meet the pre incorporation expenses against which equity shares have been issued/allotted.

2

M/s Global Holding Corporation Pvt. Ltd. To make amendments in the FC approval letter.

3

M/s Eads Deutchland GmbH (EADs), Germany and Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), Mumbai To incorporate a manufacturing Joint Venture company to undertake the production of defence equipment (manufacture of arms and armaments).

4

M/s DYNAMIC Alternatives (Pty) Ltd. To set up a Wholly Owned Subsidiary for the business of Detective & Protective Services.

The following 1 (One) proposal has been recommended for the consideration of CCEA, since the project cost exceeds Rs. 600.00 Crore:

Sl. No

Name of the applicant

Particulars of the proposal

FDI/NRI inflows (Rs. In Crore)

1

(1) M/s Alstom Power Holdings SA, France,

(2) Alstom Technology Ltd., Switzerland,

(3) Alstom SA, France

To establish two JV companies in India and incorporate and invest in:

(a)     51% of the post issued paid up share capital of such JV (1); and

(b)    49% of post issue paid up share capital of JV (2).

The proposal attracts Press Note 1 of 2005.

490.00

The following 1 (One) proposal has been recommended for the consideration of CCEA, as the initial approval was granted by CCFI (now CCEA):

Sr. No

Name of the applicant

Particulars of the proposal

FDI/NRI inflows (Rs. In Crore)

1

M/s Pepsico India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Induction of additional foreign equity.

928.00

Source: PIB

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