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ICICI Securities’ IPO to come in due course: Kamath

ICICI Securities’ IPO to come in due course: Kamath
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First Published: Mon, May 05 2008. 01 25 PM IST
Updated: Mon, May 05 2008. 01 25 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: ICICI Securities, the investment banking arm of ICICI Bank, will come out with initial public offer in due course, said CEO of the country’s largest private sector bank K V Kamath.
“The IPO will come in due course. We are not in a hurry,” Kamath told reporters here.
He said the bank has not decided on the size of the IPO and when the market conditions are favourable, the bank will consider the IPO.
In January, the board of ICICI Securities had approved the initial public offer and private placement of shares to one or more institutional investors.
Soon after the decision, ICICI Bank joint managing director and CFO Chanda Kochhar had said the shares of ICICI Securities will be listed on the bourses in about six months.
The board had decided to offload 15% of its shares to retail or institutional investors.
ICICI Securities, having an equity capital of Rs61 crore, is a major player in retail broking and has posted revenues of Rs527 crore during the first nine months of the current fiscal while profits were at Rs108 crore in the same period.
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First Published: Mon, May 05 2008. 01 25 PM IST