Mumbai- Capital markets regulator Sebi can calm down regulatory norms for the central government in relation to strategic disinvestment of public sector undertakings (PSUs), in response to a notification.

“The Board (Sebi) may after due consideration of the interest of the investors and the securities market and for the development of the securities market, relax the strict enforcement of any of the requirements of these regulations if an application is made by the Central Government in relation to its strategic disinvestment in a listed entity,” Sebi mentioned in a notification made public on Tuesday.

To give this impact, the regulator has amended LODR (Listing Obligations and disclosure Requirements) norms.

Earlier in September, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) had determined to dispense with a requirement for calculating open provide value with respect to the disinvestment of PSUs.

As per Sebi norms, one of many parameters prescribed to find out the open provide value of a often traded scrip is Volume-Weighted Average Market Price (VWAMP) for 60 buying and selling days instantly previous the date of the general public announcement.

The board of Sebi permitted amending the takeover rules within the context of strategic disinvestment of PSUs and consideration payable below open provide.

”The market value of the PSU firm present process strategic disinvestment turns into prone to… periodic disclosures.

“Considering the distinctive nature of transaction and course of concerned in a PSU disinvestment spanning over an extended interval, such a requirement of willpower of open provide value below the takeover rules many a time acts as an obstacle in fructifying such strategic disinvestment of PSUs,” Sebi has mentioned.

Against this backdrop, Sebi has determined to dispense with the requirement of calculating 60 days’ VWAMP for the willpower of open provide value in case of disinvestment of PSU firms whereby it ends in its change in management, both by means of direct acquisition or oblique acquisition.  (PTI)


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