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Last Updated : Jul 04, 2013 10:17 AM IST | Source: PTI

Hind Copper OFS fully subscribed, govt gets Rs 260 cr

Hindustan Copper is the second successful disinvestment in the current fiscal. Last month the government had sold 9.33 per cent stake in MMTC to rake in Rs 568 crore.

 
 
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Government today raised Rs 260 crore from sale of its 4.01 per cent stake in Hindustan Copper with the issue being over-subscribed well before closure of markets.
    
The issue attracted bids for over 4.38 crore shares as against a total number of over 3.71 crore shares on offer, at a base price of Rs 70 apiece.  "The issue was subscribed 1.18 times. The approximate gross receipts on allotment would be Rs 260 crore," an official statement said.
   
Hindustan Copper is the second successful disinvestment in the current fiscal. Last month the government had sold 9.33 per cent stake in
MMTC to rake in Rs 568 crore.


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However, shares of the company took a beating on the bourses and fell 3.10 per cent to close at Rs 70.40 on the BSE. On the National Stock Exchange, Hindustan Copper (HCL) closed at Rs 70.20, down 2.97 per cent.. Over 15 lakh shares changed hands on both the bourses.
    
The government holding in HCL has come down to 90 percent post disinvestment. The stake sale made the company compliant with the minimum 10 per cent public holding norm of market regulator Sebi.


The sale of 4.01 per cent stake, or over 3.71 crore share, was undertaken through offer for sale (OFS) route. The base price of Rs 70 was fixed at a discount of 3.65 per cent over yesterday's closing. A panel of ministers, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, had decided on the price for the share sale.


Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, Kotak Securities, SBICAP Securities and UBS Securities India acted as brokers for the share sale.


The government had in November last year sold 5.58 percent stake in HCL through OFS route at an average price of Rs 156.56 apiece. The stake sale fetched Rs 808 crore to the exchequer.

In September, 2012, the Cabinet had approved 9.5 per cent stake sale in HCL. The government had then decided to go ahead the auction. The government plans to raise Rs 40,000 crore through disinvestment in 2013-14.



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First Published on Jul 3, 2013 07:01 pm
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