Approval for UTI MF IPO soon

The country’s oldest fund house UTI Mutual Fund may revive its initial public offer (IPO) plan after Finance Ministry's nod which is expected soon.

"There is proposal for IPO of UTI Mutual Fund and the Finance Ministry is looking at it. The Ministry after consideration can give in-principle approval for public offer," sources said.

Government has stake in the UTI Mutual Fund through public sector banks and insurance companies. State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and LIC holding stake in UTI Mutual Fund on behalf of the government of India.

State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and LIC jointly owns 74 per cent stake in the fund house while remaining 26 per cent stake is with the US-based investment firm T Rowe Price.

In 2008, UTI Asset Management Company deferred its IPO.

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