NTPC OFS Oversubscribed 1.8 Times by the Investors of Different Categories
INVC NEWS New Delhi, The second CPSE disinvestment of the last quarter of the fiscal year 2015-16 broke with the falling trend in the market with the NTPC OFS getting oversubscribed 1.8 times on a day when the Sensex Declined by 1.59% or 378.61 points. On offer was 5% paid-up capital of the company comprising 41, 22, 73,220 shares, each of FV of Rs.10. Out of the shares on offer for sale, 20% are reserved for retail investors i.e. those investors who place bids for shares of total value of not more than Rs.2.00 lakh. As per the new SEBI guidelines only non retail investors were allowed to place their bids today (T Day) for 80% of unreserved portion. The retail investors shall bid tomorrow (T+1) for 20% of the portion reserved for them and they will have the option to place a price bid or opt for bidding at cut off price. The new arrangement provides retail investors the benefit of discovering the cut off price of T day and place their bids on T+1 day on a more informed basis than was the case earlier. As usual retail investors will in addition be entitled to a 5% discount. The discount to retail investors shall be applicable to bids received on T+1. Unsubscribed portion of the shares reserved for retail investors shall be allocated to non retail bidders on T+1 day at a price equal to cut off price or higher as per bids. In this regard, option shall be provided to such non retail bidders to indicate their willingness to carry forward their bids to T+1 day. Effectively the bidding for the OFS will remain open for two days.