The authorities is planning to promote as much as 10 per cent stake in defence PSU Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI) within the present fiscal ending March, an official mentioned. The firm bought listed on inventory exchanges in April 2018 and the federal government had raised Rs 438 crore by promoting 26 per cent stake via IPO.
The official mentioned that with the opening of house sector to international funding and bringing defence sector underneath computerized route for 74 per cent international direct funding (FDI), MIDHANI shares are anticipated to draw traders.
MIDHANI manufactures particular metal and tremendous alloys to be used in defence, nuclear and house sectors.
“We are looking at up to 10 per cent stake dilution via offer for sale,” the official mentioned.
Shares of MIDHANI closed at Rs 193.50 apiece on the BSE on Friday.
At the present market worth, the federal government can elevate about Rs 360 crore by promoting 10 per cent stake within the firm. The official additional mentioned that with large ticket divestment plans hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is readying public sector firms for minority stake sale within the remaining months of present fiscal.
So far this fiscal, the federal government has raised Rs 6,138 crore by promoting minority stake in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and Bharat Dynamics Ltd via supply on the market up to now this 12 months. The authorities additionally divested 15.2 per cent in Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd via an preliminary public providing.
The authorities has set a Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment goal in present fiscal. This contains Rs 1.20 lakh crore via CPSE stake dilution and Rs 90,000 crore via stake sale in monetary establishments — greater than 4 instances what it raised final monetary 12 months.
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