Japanese conglomerate SoftBank’s 20 percent stake purchase in One97 Communications, which operates digital payments platform , has been approved by the Competition Commission.
In a tweet, the said that it has approved “acquisition of 20 percent stake in One97 Communications Ltd by “.
As per a notice submitted by SoftBank to the fair-trade regulator, the combination involves the acquisition of equity shares of One97 Communications Ltd (OCL) by SoftBank Group Corp through SoftBank Group Capital.
In May, SoftBank said it has (over Rs. 9,079 crores) in Paytm, marking the largest fund infusion by a single investor in an Indian startup.
SoftBank Group Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.
OCL is a mobile Internet company and also provides telecommunications value added services. The firm’s product segments include mobile payment services and network component services, among others.
Disclosure: Paytm’s parent company One97 is an investor in NDTV’s Gadgets 360.