HCL Technologies stock price tumbles after announcement of IBM deal
Shares of HCL Technologies dived 5 per cent on Friday after the company announced the acquisition of select IBM software products for USD 1.8 billion in an all-cash deal.
The stock dropped 4.98 per cent to close at Rs 961.55 on BSE. Intra-day, the scrip had hit a low of Rs 935, down 7.6 per cent.
On NSE, the stock slumped 5 per cent to close the counter at Rs 961.9. During the trading session, the scrip had touched a low of Rs 934.45 and a high of Rs 1,000.
A total of over 1.10 crore scrips were traded during the day on the stock exchanges.
HCL Technologies Friday said in a regulatory filing that it will acquire select IBM software products for USD 1.8 billion (over Rs 12,700 crore) in an all-cash deal.
The deal is subject to "completion of applicable regulatory reviews" and is slated to close by mid-2019.
The deal entails seven products in areas including security, marketing and collaboration solutions, and represents a total addressable market of more than USD 50 billion, the firm said in the filing.
(With inputs from agencies.)