Sebi revises norms for listed companies over 'exaggerated' valuations
In recent past, Sebi said it has been receiving applications seeking exemption from certain entities where there are inadequate disclosures, convoluted schemes of arrangement and exaggerated valuations, among others.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has also revised the requirements for bourses.
"Sebi is of the view that granting listing permission or exemption from the requirements of Rule 19(2)(b) of SCRR, 1957 based on such applications may not be in the interest of minority shareholders," it said in a circular yesterday.
"At the same time, if listing permission or such an exemption is delayed or denied, it would add to the uncertainty and would deprive shareholders of an exit opportunity," it added.
Among others, listed companies shall also include the 'Complaints Report' in the notice sent to the shareholders while seeking approval of the scheme.
The 'Complaints Report' should be given by the stock exchanges to Sebi before the market regulator communicates its comments on the draft scheme.
Listed companies planning for a scheme of arrangement has to place before its Audit Committee the Valuation Report obtained from an Independent Chartered Accountant.
"The Audit Committee shall furnish a report recommending the draft scheme, taking into consideration, inter alia, the aforementioned valuation report," the circular said.
After receiving the draft scheme, the concerned bourse should forward the same to Sebi within three working days.
Bourses have to process the draft scheme – including seeking clarifications from company
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