A development finance company based in Netherlands, Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden on Tuesday acquired 3.95 per cent equity in two principal truck-financing companies of the Shriram Group for around Rs 12 crore (Rs 120 million).
The Dutch company has picked up a stake in Shriram Investments and Shriram Transport Finance Co, Shriram Group Chairman R Thyagarajan said.
FMO would invest around Rs 12 crore in both the companies, he said, adding, UTI Bank, Reliance Capital and Citicorp had earlier invested in the two companies, he said.
In 2003, FMO had invested in term debt of the two companies, SIL and STFC, both truck financing companies of the Shriram Group, he added.
FMO was founded in 1970 to stimulate economic and social progress through private enterprise. Netherlands holds a 51 per cent stake in the company.