The government will invite financial bids for sale of
its residual 10.27 per cent stake in Maruti Udyog Ltd
"Financial bids for the 10.27 per cent stake in Maruti
will be invited in May," official sources said.
The government will sell around 2.96 crore shares in the
country''s top carmaker. Based on the current price of
Rs776.30 , the government could raise around Rs2,300 crore
by the stake sale.
The government had invited expressions of interest (EOI)
from potential bidders in February, but deferred a decision
in view of the high volatily in stock markets. Finance
minister P Chidambaram had said in March this year that
the sale of residual government stake in Maruti Udyog
was likely in 2007-08.
than 20 public sector banks, financial institutions and
mutual funds had shown interest in acquiring the government''s
stake when the EOIs were sought, sources pointed out.
Japan''s Suzuki Motor Corporation holds 54.2 per cent equity
in Maruti Udyog while banks, financial institutions and
the public hold the remaining stake.