An affiliate of the US firm is offering the shares in
Ltd., as it is formally known, at Rs 500 each, the terms show. That’s a 7.2% discount to Wednesday’s closing price.
If there’s enough investor demand, Blackstone could increase the deal size to 39.7 billion rupees, according to the terms.
The Indian unit of Nomura Holdings Inc. is the sole placement agent of the deal. Books are set to close Thursday. The Blackstone-controlled entity held a 34.1% stake in Sona as of June, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Sona’s initial public offering in June last year raised about $776 million for the company and its shareholders, in a deal that saw more than twice as many subscriptions as there were available shares. The IPO included a sale of new shares worth 3 billion rupees, while Blackstone divested a portion of its stake. The company’s shares have rallied about 85% since their debut.