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( 02 Nov 2017)
New India Assurance IPO oversubscribed

The initial public offer (IPO) of New India Assurance Company was oversubscribed 1.03 times so far on the first day of the three-day bidding, reported PTI.

The IPO, which aims to raise Rs 9,600 crore, received bids for 12,30,62,976 shares against the total issue size of 12,00,00,000 shares, data available with the NSE showed.

The IPO, which will close on November 3, comprises sale of 9.6 crore shares by the government, besides fresh issue of 2.4 crore shares. Thus, a total of 12 crore shares of NIA will be sold through the share sale offer, constituting around 14.56 per cent of the companys post issue share capital.

The IPOs price band has been set at Rs 770-800 per equity share.

At the upper end of the price band, the IPO will fetch Rs 9,600 crore.

New India Assurance, the countrys largest general insurance company, has assets of over Rs 69,000 crore and has been growing at CAGR of over 15 per cent for the last five years.

Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Axis Capital, Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited, IDFC Bank Limited and YES Securities are the book running lead managers to the offer.