|Bid||25.53 x 0|
|Ask||25.57 x 0|
|Day's Range||25.09 - 25.59|
|52 Week Range||16.65 - 26.47|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.12|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.68|
|Earnings Date||Feb 10, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.32 (5.21%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Nov 12, 2020|
|1y Target Est||30.14|
(Bloomberg) -- A struggling Indian bank being acquired by DBS Group Holdings Ltd. will write off 3.18 billion rupees ($43 million) of bonds before being purchased by the Singaporean group.The Reserve Bank of India, which orchestrated the rescue, “has advised the need to fully write down” the Tier-2 debt, Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd. said in an exchange filing Thursday. The planned take over triggered the move, it said.While Lakshmi Vilas’s stocks and debentures were to be delisted as part of the deal, the administrator appointed by the Reserve Bank after it seized the lender had said last week that DBS would take over all obligations including bonds and no jobs would be cut. “To my knowledge this is the first time in at least 20 years that Tier-2 bonds have been written down,” said Shameek Ray, head of debt capital markets at ICICI Securities Primary Dealership Ltd. “It is a good step by the RBI as it underlines the sanctity of the point of non-viability. No investor can take their capital holding in a weak private bank for granted.”The deal is the first time Indian authorities have turned to a foreign lender to bail out a local rival, as they try to shore up a financial industry that has suffered a series of shocks. Trading in Lakshmi Vilas’s shares were suspended Thursday though depositors will be protected.DBS’s Indian unit will pump in 25 billion rupees in fresh capital into Lakshmi Vilas Bank.(Updates with details throughout. A previous version of this story corrected FX conversion in headline and lead)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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DBS Group's move to take over troubled Lakshmi Vilas Bank will give Southeast Asia's largest lender the boost in India it has long desired, but aligning the two banks' business cultures could prove tricky. LVB, facing mounting bad loans and governance issues and a failure to secure capital, is set to be folded into DBS's Indian subsidiary under a plan proposed by India's central bank, which took control of the 94-year old Chennai-based lender on Tuesday, citing a "serious deterioration" in its finances. The plan will accelerate Singapore-based DBS's expansion ambitions in India and potentially transform it from a largely digital bank in the country to one with hundreds of branches.