A bidder said the removal of tax incentives for high-value life insurance in the Budget had taken them by surprise
The removal of tax incentives in the Budget for life insurance companies has made the sale of Reliance Capital’s assets unattractive for acquirers.
Since the Budget, the valuation of listed insurance companies is down 3-11 per cent, making bidders like Torrent and the Hinduja group go back to the drawing-board, say banking sources.
Reliance Capital’s assets include its 51 per cent stake in the group’s life insurance venture and 100 per cent in the general insurance company.
First Published: Feb 09 2023 | 9:04 PM IST