The preliminary public providing of LIC may hit the market in the fourth quarter of next monetary 12 months, and the federal government has launched amendments to the Life Insurance Corporation Act 1956 to facilitate this, Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj mentioned on Wednesday. As many as 27 amendments have been pushed by the Finance Bill 2021 tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday together with the Union Budget 2021-22.
“Probably in the third or fourth quarter of next monetary 12 months, relying on how quickly the valuation comes,” he informed PTI in an interview.
On Monday, the finance minister introduced that the preliminary public provide (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) will happen in the next monetary 12 months.
Currently, the federal government owns a 100 per cent stake in LIC. Once listed, LIC is prone to develop into the nation’s greatest firm by market capitalisation with an estimated valuation of Rs 8-10 lakh crore.
DIPAM, which manages authorities’s fairness in state-owned firms, has already chosen actuarial agency Milliman Advisors for ascertaining the embedded worth of LIC, forward of the preliminary public provide. While Deloitte and SBI Caps have been appointed as pre-IPO transaction advisors.
The authorities on Monday budgeted Rs 1.75 lakh crore from stake sale in public sector firms and monetary establishments, together with 2 PSU banks and one insurance coverage firm, in the next fiscal 12 months starting April 1.
The quantity is decrease than the document budgeted Rs 2.10 lakh crore to be raised from CPSE disinvestment in the present fiscal.
However, COVID-19 pandemic impacted the federal government’s CPSE stake sale programme, and the goal has been lowered to Rs 32,000 crore in the Revised Estimates.
So far this fiscal, the federal government has mopped up Rs 19,499 crore from CPSE stake sale and share buyback.
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