Life Insurance Corporation of India's initial public offering saw full subscription of its non-institutional investor segment on the 4th day of bidding. The issue opened for subscription on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 and continues to see a strong interest from all investor categories.
The portion reserved for eligible policy holders was subscribed 4.67 times, reservation for eligible employees was subscribed 3.54 times, Retail Category was subscribed 1.46 times; the non-institutional category witnessed subscription of 1.08 times and qualified institutional buyers category saw subscription of 0.67 times.
The offer received bids for 26,83,16,685 shares against the offered 16,20,78,067 equity shares (excluding shares offered to anchor investors), as per the 7:00 pm data available on the bourses. The IPO is through an offer-for-sale ("OFS") of up to 221,374,920 Equity Shares of Face Value of Rs 10 each.
RBI vide its Circular dated May 4 recommended all bank branches designated to handle ASBA applications kept open to public on Sunday, May 8,2022. The same reflect on the exchanges and bids will be accepted on Sunday between 10am to 7pm.
The issue will be open for subscription till Monday, May 9, 2022. This is possibly the first time a public offer has received a special dispensation.
India's largest life insurer, LIC had a market share of 61.6% in terms of premiums or GWP, 61.4% in terms of New Business Premium (or NBP), 71.8% in terms of number of individual policies issued, and 88.8% in terms of number of group policies issued, for the nine months ended December 31, 2021.
Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, Axis Capital Limited, BofA Securities India Limited, Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited, JM Financial Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited, Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited, ICICI Securities Limited, Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited and SBI Capital Markets Limited are the book running lead managers to the issue.