Govt Appoints 10 Merchant Bankers For Managing LIC IPO


The authorities has appointed 10 service provider bankers together with Goldman Sachs (India) Securities, Citigroup Global Markets India, and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities India to handle the mega preliminary public providing of nation’s largest insurer LIC. 

Other chosen bankers embrace SBI Capital Market, JM Financial, Axis Capital, BofA Securities, JP Morgan India, ICICI Securities, and Kotak Mahindra Capital Co Ltd, a round on the divestment division web site mentioned.

“Government has finalised the book running lead managers and some other advisors for the IPO of LIC,” DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey tweeted.

The disinvestment division had invited purposes for the appointment of service provider bankers on July 15. Following this, 16 service provider bankers made displays for managing itemizing and partial disinvestment of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) can be within the means of appointing a authorized adviser for the stake sale and the final date for placing bids is September 16.

Actuarial agency Milliman Advisors LLP India has already been appointed to evaluate the embedded worth of LIC forward of the IPO, which is probably going within the January-March quarter of 2022.

The authorities can be mulling permitting international traders to choose up stakes within the nation’s largest insurer LIC. As per Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) guidelines, international portfolio traders (FPI) are permitted to purchase shares in a public supply.

However, for the reason that LIC Act has no provision for international investments, there’s a have to align the proposed LIC IPO with Sebi norms relating to international investor participation.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had final month cleared the preliminary public providing proposal of Life Insurance Corp of India.

The ministerial panel often called the Alternative Mechanism on strategic disinvestment will now determine on the quantum of stake to be divested by the federal government.

“The potential size of the IPO is expected to be far larger than any precedent in Indian markets,” the division had mentioned.

The itemizing of LIC can be essential for the federal government in assembly its disinvestment goal of Rs 1.75 lakh crore for 2021-22 (April-March).

So far this monetary yr, Rs 8,368 crore has been mopped up by means of minority stake gross sales in PSU and the sale of SUUTI (Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India) stake in Axis Bank.

(PTI)




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