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New India Assurance to raise Rs 10,000 crore November 1

New India Assurance (NIA), the largest general insurance company in India, will hit the capital markets on November 1 to raise an estimated Rs 10,000 crore through IPO, merchant banking sources said.

The company’s initial share sale will close on November 3, they added. The IPO comprises sale of 9.6 crore shares by the government, besides fresh issue of 2.4 crore shares.

Thus a total of 12 crore shares of the non-life insurer would be sold through the share sale offer, constituting around 14.56 per cent of the company’s post issue share capital.

New India Assurance is expected to list on the stock exchanges on November 13, merchant banking sources said. Recently, the company’s top management had completed the overseas road shows and seen robust response for the issue.

Axis Capital, Yes Securities, Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Pvt Ltd, IDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company are managing NIA’s IPO.

Currently, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and SBI Life Insurance are the only listed insurers in the country. General Insurance Corporation of India, which recently concluded its Rs Rs 11,370 crore IPO, will list on the exchanges tomorrow.

Some of the other insurers’ public issues, which are likely to hit the street in near future, include HDFC Life, Reliance General and National Insurance Company.

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