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Disinvestment of Coal India Ltd: Rs 22557.63 Cr realized

New Delhi: Disinvestment of Coal India Ltd (CIL) through OFS was successfully completed. An amount of Rs 22557.63 crore was realized through the CIL disinvestment process. This is the largest ever disinvestment among Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) which involved disinvestment of 5% of the paid-up equity of Government of India (with an option to retain additional 5% in case of oversubscription) in CIL. The total offer size (5%+5%) was totaling 63.16 crores shares. However the total bids received were for a quantity of 67.5 crores across all categories. The oversubscription to the total quantity was around 5%. The major highlights of the issue are as under: (i)      The CIL disinvestment has attracted the largest FII participation in a Government OFS. (ii)    Out of the total shares offered for sale, 20% were allocated for Retail Investors i.e. those investors who placed bids for shares of total value of not more than Rs. 2.00 lakh. Rs 1852.55 have been received from the retail investors, the largest in any OFS so far. (iii)   Government of India offered 5% discount to Retail investors on price bid to attract more Retail Investors. (iv)  Government fixed Rs. 358/- floor price for the auction of shares which was 4.5% less than the closing price on 29.2.2015. (v)    With this divestment, the Government of India’s share in CIL would come down to 79.65%. (vi)  The total receipts accruing to the Government from the CIL disinvestment are Rs 22557.63/-

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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