ICICI Lombard IPO subscribed 3 times on final day

By: | Published: September 20, 2017 3:55 AM

ICICI Lombard on Thursday raised about Rs 1,625 crore from 64 anchor investors.

The initial public offering (IPO) of ICICI Lombard was subscribed by nearly 3 times on Tuesday, the concluding day of the offer, with investors bidding for 18.24 crore shares of the 6.16 crore shares on offer. (Reuters)

The initial public offering (IPO) of ICICI Lombard was subscribed by nearly 3 times on Tuesday, the concluding day of the offer, with investors bidding for 18.24 crore shares of the 6.16 crore shares on offer. The IPO, through which the insurer is looking to raise about Rs 5,700 crore, received bids for 13.39 crore shares from qualified institutional buyers, of their quota of 1.63 crore shares. High-net-worth individuals bid for 1.01 crore shares of the 1.22 crore shares reserved for them, bidding 0.83 times. Retail investors bid for nearly 1.19 times or 3.41 crore shares of the 2.86 crore shares reserved. ICICI Bank share holders who were reserved 43.12 lakh shares bid for 42.56 lakh shares.

ICICI Lombard on Thursday raised about Rs 1,625 crore from 64 anchor investors. The investors who acquired shares through anchor allotment include The Nomura Trust, Blackrock India Equities, SBI Life Insurance, Citigroup Global Markets, SBI Life, BNP Paribas Insurance among others. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, the largest private sector non-life insurer in India is planning to raise around Rs 5,700 crore from its initial public offering (IPO). The company has set a price band of Rs 651-661 per share for its IPO and when calculated at the upper band of the issue price the company will be valued at Rs 30,000 crore. The offer constitutes 19% of the post-offer equity share capital, which will include 7% by ICICI Bank and 12% by Fairfax Financial Holding Limited. ICICI Bank will get Rs 2,099.40 crore selling 3.17 crore shares, while Fairfax will fetch Rs 3,601.50 crore for its 5.4 crore shares. The company has reserved 43.12 lakh shares for ICICI Bank shareholders. This issue is a pure offer for sale (OFS) and the Company will not receive any proceeds.

ICICI Lombard General Insurance is having a market share of 10.05% in the nonlife insurance industry as on July 2017, shows the data from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai). In FY 17 the company issued approximately 1.77 crore policies and their gross direct premium was Rs 10,725 crore. For the three months ended June 2017, the company issued 52 lakh policies and their gross direct premium income was Rs 3,321 crore. In 2017, companies raised Rs 16,254 crore through IPO. Listing gains and returns by newly listed companies as also the positive sentiment in the broader market are among the reasons attributed to the trend. BSE, HUDCO, CDSL, Avenue Supermarts, Shankara Building Products, S Chand and Company, and Cochin Shipyard are some of the companies who completed their IPO in the last eight months.

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