The consideration for the Proposed Transaction is Rs. 4,500 crores on a fully diluted basis and subject to customary price adjustments at the closure. This consideration is in addition to receipt of Rs. 250 crores as dividend from IDFC AMC in March 2022
“BFHL managing director Karni S Arha said the acquisition is expected to be completed in the next 9-12 months after getting all the regulatory approvals. “The completion of the acquisition will take time as all the consortium members will have to get these approvals individually,” Arha told FE.”
The time for completion of AMC sale itself is 9-12 months. Reverse merger would take another year. This is going to be a long long wait. Maybe time period for deal completion is one of the reason why stock price is not going anywhere close to its actual worth.
In hindsight, for those of us who have invested in IDFC Limited for IDFC First Bank’s story/shares, It would have been better to shift to IDFC First Bank few days back when price of IDFC Limited was 1.65 times the stock price of the Bank…I dont think we are going to get a better swap ratio than that if merger takes so much time as by then Bank’s stock price will run up a lot and that will impact swap ratio negatively for IDFC Limited shareholders…we will probably pay the price for lethargic management of the holding company which cared for their own salaries only.
These are my revised workings for both IDFC and IDFCB. First scenario is based on the current price and the other is based on a price of Rs 55 for IDFCB which is what I am assuming the price might be at the time of the reverse merger closer to the end of this financial year. For the AMC the value is post-tax; we know that Rs 2,500cr was the indexed value for the AMC in Jan, 2020; I have assumed this is now Rs 2,800cr and the LTCG rate is 20%. Also assuming that shares for the AMC cash are issued at a 15% premium to the prevailing price.
The reverse merger is clearly beneficial to both set of shareholders with the book value per share going up by almost 9% in the second scenario.
Don’t you think assuming a stock price of 55 for the Bank at the time of merger is too pessimistic/optimistic depending upon which one of the twins one holds in his/her portfolio…??
In my view bank can make 2000 crores of profits next year and can trade at P/B of 2.5 to 3 atleast by the time of merger…that would translate to a price in the range of 80-90 by the time of merger…
What’s interesting is that RBI is alright with the Foundation that sits under Equitas Holdco being transferred to the SFB. This means that IDFC doesn’t necessarily need to get rid of its foundation prior to the merger. VV had clearly mentioned this was the main remaining holdup to the reverse merger process.
This is indeed a great development, removes the last hurdle for the merger. IDFC Ltd has a board meeting next Friday to finalize their results, hopefully they are able to agree the merger terms and announce the merger the same day. Shouldn’t be too difficult especially if the HDFC Group was able to finalise its merger over a weekend!
Deal is closed as binding offers have been recieved and deal amounts decided which is what is needed for the reverse merger to go ahead. Do study the Equitas Merger, they too are selling their technology subsidiary where regulatory and other approvals are still pending yet the reverse merger is progressing. They have decided the swap ratios and even recieved in principle approval from RBI recently. IDFC and IDFCF can go ahead with the reverse merger today if they want, there is nothing holding them back anymore.