LIC’s stake in IDBI Bank to be sold with govt: DIPAM – Times of India

New Delhi: LICholding in IDBI Bank The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has said that the disinvestment of the lender will be sold along with the government’s stake, but the exact quantum of stake dilution is yet to be decided.
The central government and LIC hold more than 94 per cent equity in IDBI Bank.
LIC, which currently has management control, holds 49.24 per cent, while the Government of India holds 45.48 per cent. The non-promoter stake is 5.29 per cent.
In May, the cabinet had approved the strategic sale of the entire stake of the government. life insurance corporation (LIC) in IDBI Bank Limited.
In response to queries received from potential transaction advisors, DIPAM clarified that since LIC’s stake will be sold with the government, a single transaction advisor will manage the entire share sale process.
“The mandate received from CCEA is to off-load the 100 per cent stake of the Government of India and LIC with the transfer of management control. However, the exact quantum is yet to be worked out. This will be determined, as we go through the transaction. And to find out investor interest, market appetite etc.
“It is clarified that LIC’s stake will be sold along with the Government of India’s stake in this transaction. Hence there is only one transaction advisory,” it said.
It added that the quantum of stake dilution will be declared before the RFP (Request for Proposal) stage of the transaction.
DIPAM had last month invited bids from transaction consultants and law firms to provide management and advice on the strategic sale and transfer of management control in IDBI Bank.
As per the eligibility criteria mentioned, the bidders should have at least one transaction of strategic disinvestment / strategic sale / M&A activities / private equity investment transactions of Rs.5,000 crore or more during the period April, 2016 to March, 2021. needed .
Insurance company LIC had acquired a controlling stake in IDBI Bank in January 2019.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said in her budget for 2021-22 that the process of privatization of IDBI Bank would be completed in the current financial year.
The government has set a target of raising Rs 1.75 lakh crore from minority stake sale and privatization in the current financial year.
Of the Rs 1.75 lakh crore, Rs 1 lakh crore will come from sale of government stake in public sector banks and financial institutions, while Rs 75,000 crore will come in the form of CPSE disinvestment proceeds.


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