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NLC divestment: Institutional investors bid for Rs 1,000-cr worth shares

At a floor price of Rs 94 a piece, sale of 5% stake would fetch about Rs 800 crore to exchequer

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The government's stake sale in on We got to a flying start with institutional investors putting in bids worth over Rs 1,000 crore.

Through the two-day OFS, The is selling 3 per cent stake in NLC (formerly Corp) with a green-shoe option to retain additional 2 per cent oversubscription.

At a floor price of Rs 94 a piece, sale of 5 per cent stake would fetch about Rs 800 crore to the exchequer.

The (OFS) on Wednesday opened for subscription by institutional investors and bids for over 11.63 crore came in, as against 3.66 crore reserved for them.

At the floor price of Rs 94/ share, the bids for over 11.63 crore are worth Rs 1,093 crore.

The share-sale will open for subscription by retail investors, who would get a further discount of 3.5 per cent, on Thursday.

The has already raised over Rs 19,000 crore through minority stake sale in PSUs in current fiscal. It targets to raise Rs 72,500 crore through PSU stake sale, including strategic sale and listing of insurance PSUs, in 2017-18.

First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 23:24 IST
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