LIC IPO: Govt files DRHP with SEBI; to sell 5% stake in India's biggest insurer1 min read 13 Feb 2022, 07:46 PM IST
The LIC IPO is expected to be the country's largest public issue
LIC IPO offer will include 316.25 million shares on sale
India's biggest state-owned insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), in its prospectus filed with market regulator SEBI, has said the net IPO (initial public offering) offer will constitute 4.99 per cent of the company's post-offer paid-up share capital.
The insurance giant has a whopping 66 per cent market share in new business premiums, with 283 million policies and 1.35 million agents as of 31st March 21. The embedded value of LIC as of September 30, 2021, stood at ₹5,39,686 cr (about ₹5.4 lakh crore), the DIPAM Secretary said.
The government plans to come out with the IPO, and the subsequent listing of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on bourses by March. A portion of the IPO will be reserved for anchor investors.
Also, up to 10 per cent of the LIC IPO issue size would be reserved for policyholders. Actuarial firm Milliman Advisors LLP India had worked out the embedded value of LIC, while Deloitte and SBI Caps have been appointed as pre-IPO transaction advisors.
LIC’s profit had risen to ₹14.4 billion ( ₹144 crore or $191 million) in the six months to September; from ₹61.4 million during the same period last year, As per the global news agency Bloomberg.
The IPO will be managed by Kotak Mahindra, Citi Bank, Axis Bank, Nomura, Bofa Securities, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Securities, JM Financial and JP Morgan.
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