Great news for investors! NCLT approves HDFC-HDFC Bank merger, rush to buy shares

The process of merger of Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and HDFC Bank Limited is now in the final stages. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has also approved this merger.

Prior to this, the merger has received necessary approvals from the Central Reserve Bank (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), shareholders of HDFC and HDFC Bank, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and Competition Commission of India. Apart from this, No Objection Certificate (NOC) has also been received from both the stock exchanges.

$ 40 billion deal: Let us tell you that the HDFC-HDFC Bank merger was announced on April 4, 2022.This is one of the few mega mergers in the corporate history of India. With this acquisition deal of about $ 40 billion, a large company in the financial services sector will come into existence. The combined asset base of the proposed entity will be around Rs 18 lakh crore.

Upon completion of the deal, 100 percent of HDFC Bank will be held by public shareholders, while existing shareholders of HDFC will hold 41 percent of the bank. This is the second such merger in the banking sector. Earlier in October 2001, ICICI Limited had done a similar merger with its banking arm ICICI Bank.

What’s up with the stock: HDFC Bank’s share price is at ₹1572 on the last trading day of the week. The share price has increased by 1.36% compared to a day ago. Similarly, the stock of HDFC also gained momentum and it rose by 1.14% to the level of Rs 2561.