Kesa Electricals shareholders have given the go-ahead for the sale of Comet to private equity firm.

95% of shareholders voted for the disposal at an exceptional general meeting held this morning.

Comet was sold for just £2 to OpCapita last month.  The private equity firm agreed to invest £30m into the chain along with a £40m asset based loan.

Despite reports that OpCapita is having difficulty raising the funds, Kesa chairman David Newlands said he was confident that the deal would go through.