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Listing norms for NCDS in mergers issued by Sebi

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SEBI, NCD, Money Maker Research, Investment AdvisorySecurities and Exchange board of India (Sebi) has issued a new framework for listing of NCDs (non-convertible debentures) and NCRPs (Non-convertible redeemable preference shares) following mergers and acquisitions (M&As). A listed company may seek listing of NCDs/ NCRPs issued pursuant to a scheme of arrangement only in case where the listed company is a part of such scheme and such securities are issued to the holders of specified securities of such listed entity, as per Sebi circular.

Only the NCDs/NCRPs issued to listed specified security holders will be eligible for seeking listing. However, if the same series of securities are also allotted to other investors, such securities would not be eligible for listing. A scheme of arrangement is a court approved agreement between a company and its shareholders/creditors. The minimum term of such securities would be one year.

Sebi has earlier streamlined regulatory framework for scheme of arrangement like merger and acquisitions by listed companies to check any possible evading of norms and prevent firms from seeking direct approval of National Company Law Tribunal for such deals.

GoAir raises up Rs. 3000 Cr IPO as aviation stocks rise

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Go air, Wadia Group, IPOWadia Group-promoted Go Airlines India Limited, which operates the low-fare airline service GoAir, is gearing up for an IPO (initial public offering) of Rs. 3,000 Cr, since investors have turned bullish on airline stocks. The Go Airlines has appointed Kotak Mahindra Capital and Axis Capital to manage the IPO.

Go-Air operates with a fleet of 19 Airbus A-320 and 3 numbers Airbus A-320 neo aircraft. It also adding new fuel-efficient aircraft to make the airlines more cost-effective.

Most Indian airlines have been announcing profits for the last two financial years as lower fuel prices, which account for about half of their operating costs. GoAir registered profit of nearly Rs. 166.00 Cr, in 2015 -16, as per aviation consulting company CAPA. In 2014 – 15, fiscal, GoAirlines reported a profit of Rs. 218.00 Cr, on operating revenue of Rs. 3,066.00.