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Lakshmi Vilas Bank shareholders might not get something from DBS deal

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KOLKATA: Equity shareholders in Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) might stand to lose as there will not be something for them within the scheme of amalgamation with DBS Bank.

LVB eroded its web value and subsequently it is pure that shareholders would lose out, two folks acquainted with the matter mentioned.

Indiabulls Housing Finance, which was denied Reserve Bank of India permission to accumulate LVB final yr, holds a 4.99% stake within the financial institution, whereas Srei Infrastructure Finance holds 3.34% and Capri Group holds 3.82%

The financial institution’s shares closed Monday at Rs 15.5 on BSE. It had seen a degree of Rs 187 in June 2017.

Life Insurance Corporation of India holds 1.6%, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance holds 1.83% and Pramerica Life Insurance holds 2.73%, amongst others.

The promoter holding within the financial institution is nearly 6.8%.

“It’s not looking good for us,” mentioned one of many buyers who didn’t wish to be named. “Some of the provisions in the scheme of amalgamation need more explanation.”

The Karur, Tamil Nadu-based lender has been beneath monetary pressure for the final three years with steady web losses, mounting unhealthy debt and a gentle erosion of capital.

LVB’s capital adequacy ratio turned damaging (-2.85%) on the finish of September whereas its tier 1 capital (-4.85%) has been within the damaging zone since March.

The old-generation non-public lender reported a web lack of Rs 397 crore for the September quarter, in contrast with a Rs 357 crore web loss within the year-ago interval whereas 1 / 4 of its loans are nonperforming.

Gross advances shrank to Rs 16,622 crore on the finish of September from Rs 19,251 crore a yr again because it had no capital to lend.




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