The federal government has shortlisted Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for giving authorized recommendation on upcoming mega IPO of India’s largest insurance coverage firm LIC, an official mentioned.
4 regulation companies — Crawford Bayley, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Hyperlink Authorized and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co — had made displays earlier than the Division of Funding and Public Asset Administration (DIPAM) on September 24.
Following displays, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has been chosen as authorized advisor for the preliminary public providing (IPO) of Life Insurance coverage Company (LIC), the official instructed PTI.
DIPAM had first floated RFP on July 15 inviting bids from authorized advisors for the mega IPO and the final date for bidding was August 6.
Nonetheless, the RFP didn’t obtain ample response. Following that, on September 2, it issued a contemporary RFP and set September 16 as final date for bidding.
These put in bids made presentation earlier than DIPAM on September 24. Ten service provider bankers have already been chosen for managing the IPO, touted to be the most important in nation’s historical past. The chosen names embody Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, ICICI Securities Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Capital Co, JM Monetary Ltd, Citigroup Inc and Nomura Holdings Inc.
The federal government goals to return out with the IPO and subsequent itemizing of Life Insurance coverage Company on the bourses within the January-March quarter of 2022.
The federal government can also be mulling permitting overseas traders to select up stakes in nation’s largest insurer LIC.
As per Sebi guidelines, overseas portfolio traders (FPI) are permitted to purchase shares in a public provide.
Nonetheless, for the reason that LIC Act has no provision for overseas investments, there’s a have to align the proposed LIC IPO with Sebi norms relating to overseas investor participation.
The Cupboard Committee on Financial Affairs had in July cleared the preliminary public providing proposal of Life Insurance coverage Corp of India.
The ministerial panel referred to as the Various Mechanism on Strategic Disinvestment will now determine on the quantum of stake to be divested by the federal government.
“The potential measurement of the IPO is anticipated to be far bigger than any precedent in Indian markets,” the division had mentioned.
The itemizing of LIC will probably be essential for the federal government in assembly its disinvestment goal of Rs 1.75 lakh crore for 2021-22 (April-March). Thus far this fiscal, Rs 9,110 crore has been mopped up by means of minority stake gross sales in PSU and sale of SUUTI stake in Axis Financial institution.
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