This Article is From Sep 20, 2016

Foreign Investors Can Buy Up To 49% Stake In Inox Leisure: RBI

Foreign Investors Can Buy Up To 49% Stake In Inox Leisure: RBI

Inox Leisure shares ended 0.11% higher at Rs 270.25 apiece on the BSE.

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India has allowed foreign investors to buy up to 49 per cent stake in Inox Leisure Ltd under the portfolio investment scheme (PIS).

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs)/registered foreign portfolios investors from default can now invest from existing 24 per cent up to 49 per cent of the paid-up capital of Inox Leisure under the PIS, the RBI said in a notification.

The company has passed resolution at the board of directors level and a special resolution by the shareholders, agreeing for enhancing the limit for the purchase of its equity shares by FIIs/RFPIs.

As of quarter ended June 2016, foreign portfolio investors held 22.47 per cent in the company, according to exchange data.

FIIs, NRIs and PIOs (persons of Indian origins) can invest in primary and secondary capital markets in India through PIS. 

The RBI monitors the ceilings on FII/NRI/PIO investments in Indian companies on a daily basis and has fixed the cut-off points two percentage points lower than the actual ceiling. 

Shares in Inox Leisure, on Tuesday, ended 0.11 per cent higher at Rs 270.25 apiece on the BSE, whose benchmark Sensex index finished down 0.39 per cent.