SBI acquires 9.95% stake in India International Exchange for ₹30 crore

The Corporation is the first international clearing corporation that will stand by at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).

The Indian multinational public sector bank SBI is keen on purchasing a 9.95 per cent stake in India International Clearing, the officials announced on Thursday. Corporation (IFSC) Ltd is subject to a maximum investment of ₹34.03 crores.

The Corporation is the first international clearing corporation that will stand by at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). In accordance with the filing, the initial subscription is expected to settle by March 31, 2022. Henceforth, the Clearing Corporation may call up the residual commitment from SBI following the transaction documents and applicable law.

Reserve Bank of India and IFSC Authority has already approved the matter since July 2021, the largest bank of India said. The Core Committee, appointed at the behest of Reserve Bank of India for setting up CCIL, identified six ‘core promoters’ for CCIL-State Bank of India, IDBI Bank Ltd. (formerly Industrial Development Bank of India), ICICI Bank Ltd, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), Bank of Baroda and HDFC Bank Ltd.

The nature of consideration for the acquisition is cash, computed as purchase shares multiplied by the purchase price of ₹1 per share. From a tax perspective, IFSC offers attractive tax benefits including a 100% tax exemption on business income for 10 consecutive years out of 15 years (“Tax Holiday”) and exemption from levy of GST for entities in IFSC.

 

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