Equitas Small Finance Bank sets QIP issue price at Rs 53.59 per share

The decision was taken by the merger committee of the board of directors at its meeting held on February 18, 2022, Equitas SFB said in a regulatory filing.

Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB) on Friday said it has fixed the price for its proposed QIP issue at Rs 53.59 per share.
The bank in October 2021 had said that it will raise up to Rs 1,000 crore through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) in order to fulfil the regulatory norms regarding minimum public shareholding.

The decision was taken by the merger committee of the board of directors at its meeting held on February 18, 2022, Equitas SFB said in a regulatory filing.

The committee approved the closure of the issue period for the issue today, ie, February 18, 2022. The committee determined and approved the issue price of Rs 53.59 per equity share, which takes into account a discount of 4.98 per cent to the floor price of Rs 56.40 per equity share, it said.

Equitas Holdings Ltd had 81.36 per cent stake in Equitas SFB as of December 31, 2021.

As per RBI guidelines for SFBs, if a promoter holds more than 40 per cent stake in the subsidiary, it should be brought down to 40 per cent within a period of five years from commencements of banking operations. Here, the applicable date is September 4, 2021.

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