LIC IPO: Cabinet approves up to 20% FDI in behemoth insurer LIC

The Cabinet approved on Saturday a policy amendment allowing foreign direct investment of up to 20% in Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC), a government source said, a change aimed at easing the listing of the state-run insurer. India’s biggest insurance company plans to float a stake of 5% to raise about $8 billion next … Read more

Sebi board tightens rules for utilisation of IPO proceeds

Markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday decided to put a cap on IPO proceeds earmarked for making future acquisition of unspecified targets and will bring under monitoring the funds reserved for general corporate purposes. The regulator has prescribed certain conditions for selling shares in an Offer-for-Sale (OFS) under IPO by significant shareholders and has extended anchor … Read more

‘Assets under management by LIC doubled in 2020-21’

The Assets Under Management (AUMs) of the IPO-bound Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) more than doubled to ₹36.7 trillion on a standalone basis in FY21 from ₹16.18 trillion in the previous year, according to officials privy to presentations made to potential investors. AUMs comprise investments made by the behemoth and assets held to cover … Read more

LIC valuation delay likely to push IPO plan beyond FY22

The government is unlikely to come up with the IPO of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) in the current financial year ending March 2022, as the valuation of the state-owned behemoth is taking more than anticipated time, and the preparatory work is still far from complete. There are still some issues that need to be addressed … Read more

Flipkart IPO ‘very much on the cards’, no timeline for it: Walmart CFO

Flipkart’s initial public offering (IPO) is on the cards but there is no timeline for it, said Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Walmart, the American retailer that owns the Indian e-commerce firm “The (Flipkart) business is performing almost exactly like we thought it would. An IPO is still very much … Read more

Raymond decides to list a wholly owned subsidiary

The Company’s board approves to go for IPO of JK Files & Engineering Limited (JKFE). Key points to note – JKFE is into steel files and tools business. The proposed IPO is of Rs 800 crore and is entirely offer for sale. No fresh money is expected to come into the Company. Raymond currently owns … Read more

Latent View’s IPO sees record 339x subscription

The Rs 600-crore initial public offering (IPO) for , a data and analytics consulting company, was subscribed 339 times, making it the most subscribed IPO ever in India. The previous best was 304 times subscription for Paras Defence’s IPO, which was listed on October 1. The institutional part of Latent View’s IPO was subscribed 151 … Read more