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Govt to promote as much as 10% fairness in SAIL via provide on the market

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The authorities will promote as much as 10% fairness in Steel Authority of India or SAIL via an provide for sale slated for January 14 and January 15.

The authorities will promote 5% fairness within the central public sector enterprise beneath the metal ministry whereas maintaining the greenshoe possibility, or choice to promote additional fairness of 5%, in case of an over-subscription.

“The floor price of the offer will be Rs 64 per equity share,” SAIL mentioned in a press release to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The firm’s scrip closed at Rs 74.7, 1.58% down from yesterday.

The OFS, which can be at a reduction from the market value of the inventory, will open on January 14 for non-retail buyers and for retail buyers on January 15. A minimal of 12.5% of fairness shares can be reserved for retail buyers, whereas 25% of the provide shares can be reserved for mutual funds and insurance coverage corporations.

The authorities holds 75% stake in SAIL. It had final bought 5% stake in December 2014.

The authorities is estimated to earn over Rs 2600 crore from the current sale. The proceeds will assist in transferring near the divestment goal of Rs 2.1 lakh crore set for FY 2020-21.

SAIL is India’s largest metal producer with an annual capability of about 21 million tonne every year (MTPA).

The firm reported a consolidated internet revenue of Rs 437 crore within the July-September quarter for the continued monetary yr, on again of sturdy operational efficiency, versus a internet lack of Rs 286 crore in the identical quarter of earlier fiscal. The firm’s consolidated income from operations grew 20% to Rs 16,925 crore from Rs 14,128 crore within the year-ago quarter.

SAIL earlier posted 9% progress in crude metal output at 4.37 million tonne (MT) throughout October-December interval of the continued fiscal yr.




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