Sebi to reduce timelines for completion of buybacks, open offers

Market regulator Sebi has proposed to carry down the timelines for completion of buybacks and open offers. Currently, the general time for completion of a share buyback is 43 days, which Sebi intends to carry down to 36 days. Meanwhile, the completion of an open provide takes 62 working days, which is proposed to be decreased to 42 working days.

“Considering the technological advancements in digital and fintech and changes made in the manner of tendering and settlement of shares, a need was felt to review the overall timelines for procedural activities,”Sebi stated in a session paper.

The regulator has detailed the assorted adjustments that want to be undertaken to shorten the timeline. This consists of shortening the share tendering course of by 5 days within the case of each buybacks and open offers.

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