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SBI Life Insurance shares to be allotted today

27 September, 2017 12:59 AM
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MUMBAI: The initial public offering (IPO) of the SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd's to raise Rs 8,400 crore ($1.3 billion) will be allotted today.

The issue was oversubscribed 3.58 times on the final day of bidding on September 22.

The IPO by SBI Life is one of the biggest IPOs in seven years. As per a report by Thomson Reuters, the companies have raised $4.4 billion from IPO sales since the beginning of the year 2017, surpassing last year's $4 billion fund-raising.

The company is the second life insurance company after the ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd to list on the exchanges.

The SBI Life IPO saw bids for about 29.5 million shares, or 3.56 times the 8.8 million shares on offer, as per the latest data from stock exchanges.


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