Goldman Sachs Picked Pinority Stake In Sterling & Wilson

Goldman Sachs, the global financial powerhouse, has picked up a minority stake in Sterling & Wilson, a Shapoorji Pallonji group company, for $50 million. No further financial details were available.

Sterling & Wilson is one of the leading mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contracting companies in the country. It is one of those few companies in India that offer this kind of services, people acquainted with the industry said.

The fund infusion by Goldman Sachs would supplement the existing support from the Shapoorji Pallonji group and enable the company to increase its growth plans both domestically and internationally, a top company official said. Avendus Capital was the financial advisor for the transaction.

While realty industry as a whole is estimated to grow at an annual rate of about 20% for the next few years, there’s a growing trend towards consolidation and organized structure.