Oil India IPO To Open On Sept 7

Government sources said Oil India initial public offering (IPO)would open on September 7, 2009 and close on Setpember 11, 2009.

As per DRHP filed on December 14, 2007, the company was coming out with public issue of up to 26,449,982 equity shares of Rs 10 each. The issue comprised a net issue to the public of up to 24,045,438 equity shares and a reservation of up to 2,404,544 equity shares for subscription by eligible employees. The issue shall constitute 11% of the fully diluted post-issue capital of the company.

The objects of the issue were to fund requirements for fiscal 2009 and fiscal 2010 towards (a) exploration and appraisal activities; (b) development activities in producing fields; (c) purchase of capital equipments and contracts for facilities; and d) diversification of our existing business in downstream activities.

The company is engaged in the exploration, development, production and transportation of crude oil and natural gas onshore in India.

JM Financial Consultants Private Limited, Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited, Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited and HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited were the book running lead managers to the issue. Karvy Computershare Private Limited was the registrar.