MUMBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP said it bought a majority stake in India’s Newgen KnowledgeWorks, a provider of publishing and technical services, for $32.8 million.
Carlyle acquired a 54.8 percent stake in the Chennai-based company through First Carlyle Ventures III, an investment fund advised by the Carlyle Group, the U.S. firm said on Tuesday.
Carlyle, which manages $203 billion globally, bought shares from Franklin Templeton Private Equity, Aureos South Asia Fund and ePlanet Capital, it said in a statement.
Carlyle had earlier invested in Newgen in 2004 and exited in 2011.
Newgen KnowledgeWorks caters to companies in the United States, UK and Europe. (Reporting by Indulal PM; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)