LIC IPO News: Launch date, new demat accounts, Modi government target - All you need to know

LIC IPO Date: As the government plans to bring LIC IPO in FY 2021-22, there is big A big development regarding the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Life Insurance Corporation of India has come to the fore.  

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Feb 09, 2021, 05:19 PM IST

The government is reportedly likely to reserve 10 per cent share for LIC policy holders in the public issue.  

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LIC IPO date: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman take

LIC IPO date: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman take

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced in her Budget 2021 speech that LIC IPO will be launched in FY 2021-22. However, she didn't explain anything about the LIC IPO launch date and other details.  Source: PTI

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LIC IPO: When will it happen?

LIC IPO: When will it happen?

Though Finance Minister did not reveal the date of the IPO during her budget speech, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has confirmed about the LIC IPO launch date. The DIPM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey has said that the LIC IPO launch will happen after October 2021. Source: PTI

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'Air India, BPCL divestment soon too'

'Air India, BPCL divestment soon too'

Speaking on the LIC IPO launch date Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Secretary at DIPM said, "The LIC IPO launch is going to happen after October 2021." Divulging the Modi Government's disinvestment plans Pandey said that the Air India and BPCL divestment will be done within the first six months of the next fiscal year that means by September 2021. Source: Reuters

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LIC IPO stake sale to raise approximately Rs 90,000 crore

LIC IPO stake sale to raise approximately Rs 90,000 crore

As per some recent media reports, the Narendra Modi Government plans to raise Rs 90,000 crore by selling six to seven per cent stakes of the LIC as their valuation says that LIC's value is around Rs 12.85-15 lakh crore, making it India's second most valued company after Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), ahead of marquee names such as HDFC Bank, TCS, Infosys and HUL.  Source: Reuters

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LIC IPO launch: Modi Government target

LIC IPO launch: Modi Government target

So, the success of the LIC IPO launch holds key for the Modi Government's divestment target of Rs 2.1 lakh crore as they are planning to raise around 43 per cent of their net divestment target for FY 2021-22 from the LIC IPO only. Source: Pictures from LIC Twitter handle and pixabay

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1 crore new demat accounts

1 crore new demat accounts

In big development, more than 1 crore new Demat accounts will be opened before the launch of the LIC IPO. DIPAM Secretary had earlier in an interview indicated that there will be a 10 per cent reservation for LIC policy holders.