BNP Paribas Cardif to sell 2.5% stake in SBI Life for Rs 1,625 cr through offer for sale mechanism

Mumbai: BNP Paribas Cardif, the foreign partner of SBI Life Insurance, will sell up to 2.5 crore shares, representing 2.5 percent stake in the insurance company, for at least Rs 1,625 crore through offer for sale (OFS) mechanism.

The two-day OFS, for which the floor price has been fixed at Rs 650 per share, will open on Tuesday, SBI Life Insurance Company said in a BSE filing on Monday.

The floor price is lower than Monday's closing rate of Rs 710.45 per share on the BSE.

BNP Paribas held 7.7 crore shares, representing 7.7 percent stake in the insurance company as on 31 March.

 BNP Paribas Cardif to sell 2.5% stake in SBI Life for Rs 1,625 cr through offer for sale mechanism

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The State Bank of India holds 62.10 percent stake in the company.

BNP Paribas Cardif has been gradually off-loading its stake in the company.

On 29 March, BNP Paribas Cardif had sold 5 crore shares of the insurance company for Rs 2,889 crore.

Earlier in the same month, Carlyle Group had acquired nine percent stake in the life insurer from BNP Paribas Cardif.

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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 10:05:27 IST