CIL's 10% stake sale to fetch Rs 18K cr next fiscal
"The government is considering to offload up to 10 per cent stake in Coal India through the offer for sale (OFS) route in the next financial year," a source said, adding, the plan is at the initial stage.
An e-mail sent to Coal India Ltd (CIL) spokesperson on the issue did not elicit any response.
Shares of CIL closed at Rs 320 apiece on the BSE on Friday. At the current price, a sale of 56.84 crore shares, or 10 per cent of government holding, could fetch over Rs 18,000 crore to the exchequer.
The Department of Disinvestment would soon invite bids from merchant bankers and legal advisers for managing the CIL stake sale.
CIL will be the biggest disinvestment for the government in the 2013-14 fiscal. The government plans to raise Rs 40,000 crore by way of PSU stake sale next fiscal.
The government currently holds 90 per cent stake in CIL.
CIL got listed on the bourses in 2010 through an initial public offering, through which the government raised Rs 15,199 crore by selling 10 per cent stake.
In the current fiscal, the government plans to raise Rs 24,000 crore by way of PSU disinvestment. It has raised over Rs 22,000 crore through stake sale in six companies – NMDC, Hindustan Copper, Oil India, NTPC, RCF and Nalco in current fiscal so
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