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LIC IPO Subscribed 2.93 Times on Final Bidding Day

08 August 20226 mins read by Angel One
LIC IPO Subscribed 2.93 Times on Final Bidding Day
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The public offering of India’s largest life insurance provider, LIC, was subscribed 2.93 times on 9th May 2022, the final bidding day. The company acquired bids for 47,50,61,265 equity shares against an issue size of 16,20,78,067 shares.

LIC is a government-owned company offering insurance products as well as non-participating products, which include ULIPs, term insurance plans, health insurance policies and more. It currently operates through 2048 branches spread across India and abroad.

Through this IPO, the Government of India plans to offload a 3.5% stake in the company and generate a sum of Rs. 21,000 crore. The LIC IPO is entirely an OFS and does not consist of fresh share issuance. Further, the price band of this public offer is fixed at Rs. 902 to Rs. 949 per share.

Here are all the details regarding the performance of LIC IPO across varied investor segments during the final bidding day.

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LIC IPO Day 6 Performance – Final Verdict

The below pointers detail the performance of LIC IPO over various segments of investors during the final day of bidding:

  • Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) sought bids for 11,20,68,960 shares against 3,95,31,236 reserved shares.
  • Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) placed bids for 8,61,92,385 shares, where 2,96,48,427 shares were allotted in total.
  • Retail Individual Investors (RIIs) put in bids for 13,61,06,340 equity shares out of a total allotment of 6,91,79,663 shares.

Here is a tabular representation of the number of times each investor category placed bids for this public issue:

2.83 times 2.91 times 1.97 times 2.93 times

Out of the overall issue size, LIC reserved around 50% of shares for QIBs and 35% shares for RIIs. Further, 15% of the issue size was reserved for NIIs.

A Glimpse at LIC’s Anchor Investment

Life Insurance Corporation of India reserved around 60% out of the QIBs portion for anchor investors on a discretionary basis. The company generated a whopping amount of around Rs. 5,600 crores from 123 anchor investors ahead of its public issue.

The company mentioned that its IPO’s anchor investor part was fully subscribed as of 2nd May 2022.

Moreover, around 71% of the allotted issue size was subscribed by domestic mutual funds at the upper price band.

Overall, the company reserved 59.30 million shares for anchor investors.

The following table represents the top 19 anchor investors who put in a major contribution to LIC’s anchor issue:

Anchor investor % portion Allocated value No. of shares
BNP Investments LLC 8 Rs. 450 crores 4,741,830
SBI Equity Hybrid Fund 9.22 Rs. 519 crores 5,468,910
ICICI Pru Value Discovery Fund 3.91 Rs. 220 crores 2,318,220
Government Pension Fund (Norway) 4 Rs. 225 crores 2,370,915


SBI Balanced Advantage Fund 3.64 Rs. 205 crores 2,160,165
SBI Blue Chip Fund 3.38 Rs. 190 crores 2,002,110
HFDC Balanced Advantage Fund 3.55 Rs. 200 crores 2,107,485
ICICI Pru Blue Chip Fund 2.13 Rs. 120 crores 1,264,500
Government of Singapore 2.70 Rs. 151.67 cores 1,598,220
HDFC Hybrid Equity Fund 2.13 Rs. 120 crores 1,264,485
ICICI Pru Balanced Advantage Fund 2.13 Rs. 120 crores 1,264,500
ICICI Pru Equity and Debt Fund 1.78 Rs. 100 crores 1,053,735
HDFC Flexi Cap Fund 1.78 Rs. 100 crores 1,053,750
HCL Corporation Private Limited 1.78 Rs. 100 crores 1,053,735
ICICI Pru Life Insurance Company 1.78 Rs. 100 crores 1,053,735
SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd 1.78 Rs. 100 crores 1,053,735
SBI Flexi Cap Fund 1.65 Rs. 93 crores 979,980
HDFC Top 100 Fund 1.78 Rs. 100 crores 1,053,735
Aditya Birla SL Frontline Equity Fund 1.65 Rs. 93 crores 975,930


The above-mentioned anchor investors accounted for around 58.77% of the entire allocation.

LIC IPO Day 1 – Day 5 Highlights

Here is a rundown of LIC IPO’s subscription status during the initial 5 days:

Bidding Day QIB NII RII Total
Day 1 0.33 times 0.27 times 0.60 times 0.67 times
Day 2 0.40 times 0.47 times 0.93 times 1.03 times
Day 3 0.56 times 0.76 times 1.23 times 1.38 times
Day 4 0.67 times 1.08 times 1.46 times 1.66 times
Day 5 0.67 times 1.24 times 1.59 times 1.79 times

Bottom Line

The public issue of LIC attracted substantial interest amongst retail investors, who were also the top bidders in this IPO. Interestingly, the company maintained its charm despite the recent sell-offs, inflationary concerns and a global rate hike.

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