The central government has 100 percent stake in LIC. 74% FDI is allowed in most insurance companies of the country. However, this rule does not apply to LIC as it is a special company created by the Act of Parliament.
The Central Government is engaged in the exercise of selling its stake in Life Insurance Corporation of India. For this, the plan to bring LIC’s IPO is being worked out. The central government can also approve foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country’s largest IPO. After this, any foreign investor can buy a stake in the country’s largest public sector insurance company. Not only this, after the approval of FDI, large pension funds and insurance companies will be able to bid in IPO.
The value of LIC can reach $216 billion. The
central government has 100% stake in LIC. 74% FDI is allowed in most insurance companies of the country. However, this rule does not apply to LIC as it is a special company created by the Act of Parliament. According to sources, the discussion about allowing FDI in LIC is in the early stages. Explain that according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), 10 percent or more stake purchase by a foreign person or company is considered as FDI. According to experts, the value of LIC can reach $261 billion after being listed on the stock exchanges.
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to make a presentation to DIPAM It is expected that this process will be completed within 2 days. At the same time, 16 merchant bankers are trying to get into the list for the sale of LIC shares. Several international banks like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Bank of America Securities have also shown interest in appointing merchant bankers for LIC.