Foreign investors cannot buy further shares in non-banking finance company Capital First
as foreign institutional investors/foreign portfolio investors (FIIs/FPIs) have crossed the maximum permissible investment limit, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said.
Foreign shareholding through FIIs/FPIs in Capital First
has crossed the limit of 24 per cent of its paid-up capital, the RBI
said in a notification.
“Therefore, no further purchase of shares of this company would be allowed through stock exchanges in India on behalf of FIIs/FPIs,” the RBI
As on June 30, 2017, foreign portfolio investors held a total of 25.69 per cent in the company, according to data on the BSE.
FIIs, NRIs (non-resident Indians) and PIOs (persons of Indian origins) can invest in primary and secondary capital markets
in India through portfolio investment scheme (PIS).
monitors ceilings on FII/NRI/PIO investments in Indian companies on a daily basis. It has fixed the cut-off points two percentage points lower than the actual ceiling.
Stock of Capital First
closed 0.67 per cent up at Rs 766.10 on the BSE on Wednesday.