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( 31 Oct 2017)
HDFC Life promoters to offload 14.52% stake in IPO

HDFC Standard Life Insurance said the promoters will dilute 14.92 per cent in the forthcoming IPO that is likely to raise up to Rs 8,700 crore, reported PTI.

The Initial Public Offer, for which the company set a price band of Rs 275-290, will see HDFC offloading 9.52 per cent stake while Standard Life will dilute 5.4 per cent.

Currently, HDFC owns 61.21 per cent stake in the joint venture which will come down to 51.69 per cent, while Standard life's 34.75 per cent will come down to 29.35 per cent post issue.

The IPO will open on November 7 and close on November 9.

"The funds raised will be used by HDFC Ltd for its business purposes as the insurance arm has adequate capital needed for growth," HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh told reporters here.

The IPO is offering up to 299,827,818 equity shares of the face value of Rs 10 each.

This comprises an offer for sale of 191,246,050 equity shares by Housing Development Finance Corporation and up to 108,581,768 equity Shares by Standard Life (Mauritius Holdings), the promoters of HDFC Life.

The global coordinators and book running lead managers of the IPO are Morgan Stanley India Company, HDFC Bank, Credit Suisse Securities (India), CLSA India and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India).

The book running lead managers are Edelweiss Financial Services, Haitong Securities India, IDFC Bank, IIFL Holdings and UBS Securities India.

The equity shares offered in the IPO are proposed to be listed on the BSE and the NSE.

HDFC Standard Life was one of the first private life insurance companies to register in India and was established as a joint venture between HDFC and Standard Life Aberdeen plc (global investment company), initially through its wholly owned subsidiary The Standard Life Assurance Company and now through its wholly owned subsidiary, Standard Life Mauritius.

The company has a pan-India presence, comprising 414 branches across India as of September 30, supported by a workforce of 16,544 full-time employees.

Five Insurance IPOs, including HDFC Life, will together raise over Rs 44,000 crore from the capital market this financial.

The companies are HDFC Standard Life Insurance, GIC of India, SBI Life Insurance Company and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company.

New India Assurance is expected to hit the capital markets in November.