Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Coal India IPO price band at Rs 225-245/Share

The price band for the eagerly awaited initial public offer (IPO) of India's largest coal producing company, Coal India (CIL) has been fixed at Rs 225-245 a share.

Retail Investors will get 5% discount on the offer price.

The government expects to raise over Rs 15,000 crore through the IPO, which will be largest ever amount raised by an Indian company via offering. And, Jaiswal said, we would not rope in anchor investors in the IPO.

The company will not receive any proceeds from the offer and all proceeds will go to the selling shareholder (GoI), whose stake will be 89.99% post the issue. The IPO is set to open for subscription on October 18 and will close on October 21, 2010.

The company is offering 63.16 crore equity shares through the issue, which was an offer for sale by the President of India, acting through the ministry of coal, Government of India.

The offer shall constitute 10% of the post offer paid-up equity share capital of company. The issue will close on October 21

As per draft prospectus, CIL is the largest coal producing company in the world (Source: CRISIL Research), based on raw coal production of 431.26 million tons in fiscal 2010. It is also the largest coal reserve holder in the world (Source: CRISIL Research) based on reserve base as of April 1, 2010.

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