PE Firms Buy Into Indian Stock Exchange

General Atlantic, Goldman Sachs, the NYSE Group and the Softbank Asian Infrastructure Fund each have agreed to acquire a 5% stake in the National Stock Exchange of < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />India. Sellers are IFCI, IL&FS, ICICI, PNB and GIC. No financial terms were disclosed.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />