Uday Kotak sells 2.83 pct stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank for Rs 6,944 cr - Check who bought
In a major development, Uday Kotak sold 2.83 per cent of the promoter group's holding in private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank for Rs 6,944 crore.
In a major development, Uday Kotak sold 2.83 per cent of the promoter group's holding in the private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank for Rs 6,944 crore. The deal comes within days of the bank raising over Rs 7,400 crore through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) of shares over the weekend. The promoter holding in the bank had come down a tad over 1 per cent from 29.8 per cent after the QIP issue.
These investors bought shares
Investors who bought the shares include global names like The Regents of the University of California, Oppenheimer Developing Market Fund, J P Morgan Securities, HSBC Global Investment Funds, Fidelity Funds - Emerging Market Fund, Societe Generale, Canada and Morgan Stanley Asia Singapore, among others. Domestic institutions, including SBI Mutual Fund, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company and Nippon India Mutual Fund also bought the shares.
2.83 pct stake sale details
According to an exchange filing, the 2.83 pct stake sale, executed through open market trades, will help Kotak comply with the RBI's stake reduction mandate as the promoter group stake will go down to 26.10 per cent. The shares were sold to marquee investors at the top end of the indicative price band of Rs 1,215-1,240 per share on Tuesday. As per the rules, price at which a share sale happens cannot be less than 1 per cent of the previous day's close, which gets the floor price at Rs 1,236, they said, adding that the shares were sold at Rs 1,240, the highest end of the band indicated earlier to investors.
Kotak had reached a settlement with the RBI earlier this year, as part of which the central bank had asked the promoter holding to come down to 26 per cent by August.
Kotak now has time till mid-August for selling the remaining 0.10 per cent holding in the bank to comply with the RBI mandate.
Even though the ownership has been capped at 26 per cent, the RBI has reduced the voting rights of the promoter group at 15 per cent as part of the arrangement reached earlier.
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