Union Life gets nod from SEBON for IPO, Issuing IPO of Rs.645 million

Kathmandu: Union Life Insurance Company has received approval from Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON) to issue IPO.

The company will issue primary shares worth Rs. 645 million to the public. It is preparing to sell and distribute the primary shares within this 15 June 2021. Prabhu Capital is the issue manager.

The company has received an ‘ICRANP IR Triple B’ rating for IPO issuance. According to rating agency ICRA Nepal, the rating indicates that the investment in the company’s primary shares has a moderate level of security.

According to the rating agency, the company’s network of branches and agents is very good. Among the life insurance companies, the market share of the company in terms of premium income is around 8 percent. But the market share of the 10 new life insurance companies is 27 percent. That is why Union Life, one of the new life insurance companies, confirms that it is aggressive in expanding the market.

The company has 202 branch network and more than 14,000 active agents. On the other hand, more than 50,000 have obtained licenses from the company to act as agents.

The rating agency said the solvency ratio would also improve after the company’s IPO issue. Currently, the company’s net worth is over Rs 2.31 billion. The company will have a net worth of over Rs. 3 billion after the IPO.

After the IPO issue it’s paid up capital will reach Rs.2.15 billion. The promoters gropi will have 70 percent share in the paid up capital.

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