After market trading hours on Friday, Moody's said that it would acquire an additional 26.5 per cent stake in the company through open offer at a price of Rs 2,000 a share.
Reacting to the development, shares of ICRA Ltd opened on a bullish note at Rs 1,858 on the BSE. The stock then gathered further momentum and surged 19.99 per cent to an intra-day high of Rs 1,913 on the bourse.
Similar movement was seen on the National Stock Exchange as well where the stock opened at Rs 1,888, then jumped 19.96 per cent to an intra-day high of Rs 1,905.05 a share.
Moody's plans to acquire up to 2.65 million shares in ICRA, amounting to 26.5 per cent of the company's equity. If the open offer gets full acceptance, the shareholding of Moody's in ICRA Ltd would increase to 55 per cent.The offer is being made by Moody's Singapore Pte Ltd, Moody's Investment Company India Private Ltd and Moody's Corporation.