IDBI Bank to sell 25% stake in Ageas Federal Life Insurance for Rs 580 cr

The transaction is expected to be completed in Q2FY23, subject to regulatory approvals and satisfaction of the terms and conditions set out in the share purchase agreement.

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A European insurer, Ageas, had earlier increased its stake in the Indian insurer to 49 per cent from 26 per cent in December 2020.

Subrata Panda Mumbai
IDBI Bank has entered into a share purchase agreement with Ageas Insurance International, wherein the bank is looking to sell its remaining stake of 25 per cent in private sector life insurer Ageas Federal Life Insurance for Rs 580 crore, making Ageas one of the few foreign insurers to raise its stake in its Indian insurance joint venture to 74 per cent, after the government raised the FDI cap in the insurance sector.

“In continuation of the bank’s disclosure dated March 29, 2022, we hereby inform you that IDBI Bank has entered a share purchase agreement (SPA) with Ageas Insurance International

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First Published: May 21 2022 | 12:47 AM IST

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