Govt mulls selling its 65% stake in Power Finance Corporation to REC


Govt mulls selling its 65% stake in Power Finance Corporation to REC

The government is considering selling its 65.61 per cent stake in state-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), which could fetch the exchequer about Rs 13,000 crore.

“The discussions are at a preliminary stage. The government sees a lot of synergy between the two non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) funding power sector projects,” an official said.

At the end of financial year 2017-18, the total resources of REC stood at over Rs 2.46 lakh crore, of which reserves and surplus stood at Rs 33,515.59 crore. The net worth of the company stood at Rs 35,490 crore and cash, bank balance was at Rs 1,773 crore at the end of March 2018.

Stock of REC was trading at Rs 98.90, down 7.35 per cent, while PFC scrip was trading at Rs 79.60, 1.18 per cent lower over previous close on the BSE. Read More

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