Coal India IPO may offer retail discount

Coal India IPO may offer retail discount


Mumbai: State-owned Coal India is likely to offer a 5% discount on the final IPO price to retail investors and employees of the world’s largest coal miner, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday.

The government is selling roughly 631.6 million Coal India shares, or 10% of the company, making it the country’s largest initial public offering. The sale opens on Monday and closes on 21 October.

Earlier, the chairman of Coal India said a newspaper report the government panel was likely to recommend a price band of 220-240 a share for its IPO was incorrect.

A decision on the price band for the IPO will be taken by a group of ministers later on Tuesday.