The bank said that the IPO size and other details of the offer would be determined in due course

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Business News :  Country’s largest private lender ICICI Bank said on Monday its board had approved the sale of a part of its stake in ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co in an initial public offering (IPO).

The bank said in a stock exchange filing that the ICICI Bank IPO size and other details of the offer would be determined in due course.

ICICI Lombard, the largest private sector non-life insurer in the country, is a joint venture of ICICI Bank and Fairfax Financial Holdings.

Fairfax, led by Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa, is selling 12.2 per cent stake in ICICI Lombard to an affiliate of Warburg Pincus and two other investors.

After the deals are closed, ICICI Bank will own about 63.3 per cent of ICICI Lombard, while Fairfax’s stake will come down to about 22.1 per cent.

Fairfax’s stake sales valued ICICI Lombard at Rs 20,300 ($3.15 billion).

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