Jet Airways likely to raise Rs 253 crore

Jet Airways likely to raise Rs 253 crore

Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways is likely to raise Rs 253 crore through divesting its 5 per cent stake of the promoter to meet the Sebi norms of 25 per cent public float, which is likely to be done before May 30.

Goyal and other promoters hold 80 per cent in Jet Airways and the 5 per cent stake dilution is required to conform to market regulator’s minimum 25 per cent float norm, which has to be met by June 30.

Post the offer for sale (OFS) and 24 per cent proposed stake sale to Etihad Airways, Goyal’s holding will come down to 51 per cent. As part of the OFS and Etihad deal, last week Goyal had bought back around 28 per cent holding from the promoter company Tail Wind, which is fully-owned by him.

Goyal will dilute 5 per cent of his stake by way of OFS and is expected to mop up around Rs 253.1 crore through this, Kotak Institutional Equities said in a report. According to the report, several private companies, including Jet, are expected to raise around $1.9 billion equity issuance to comply with the Sebi norms.

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