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IIFL Securities to make debut today
Yagnesh Kansara - 20 September 2019

IIFL Securities will make stock market debut on Friday, September 20, 2019. This follows the decision to reorganize the IIFL group which was taken at the board meeting of IIFL Finance (formerly IIFL Holdings, parent company), held on January 31, 2018. As a result of this reorganization, two more companies were carved out of IIFL Finance namely; IIFL Wealth and IIFL Securities. The reorganization became effective from May 13, 2019.

As per the arrangement, for every seven shares of IIFL Holdings — the listed company — a shareholder will get seven shares each of IIFL Finance and IIFL Securities, and one share of IIFL Wealth.

The management had said this move is aimed at enabling each business to grow faster, attract the right talent and become more innovative and efficient. In addition, the shift from close-knit conglomerate to separate entities will ensure simpler regulatory compliance, enhanced value for stakeholders along with more synergistic benefits.

Shares of IIFL Wealth Management, the demerged entity of IIFL Holding, were locked in the upper circuit band of 5 per cent at Rs 1,271 on debut on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday. On the BSE too, the stock was frozen at 5 per cent upper circuit at Rs 1,260, after opening at Rs 1,200.

Till noon, a combined 1.8 million equity shares changed hands and there were pending buy orders for 1.9 million shares on the NSE and BSE. In comparison, the benchmark indices were down 1.2 per cent each.

Shares of IIFL Finance were trading 4 per cent lower at Rs 109 on the BSE. A combined 111,254 equity shares changed hands on both the exchanges.

IIFL Wealth Management has now become the first standalone listed wealth management company in India.

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