Buyback of Shares by MNCs in India

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Case Code : FINC018 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 300 + Rs. 25 for Shipping & Handling Charges


Financial Markets
Case Length : 12 Pages
Period : 1997 - 2002
Pub. Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : SEBI
Industry : Financial Services
Countries : India


The case Buyback of Shares analyzes the buyback option introduced by the Government in 1998.

It provides a detailed understanding of the Buyback ordinance and its salient features. The case sets out the objectives of the buyback ordinance and the reasons given by the MNCs for pursuing a buyback.

It also highlights the grievances expressed by the small investors against misuse of the buyback option by the MNCs through a set of examples.


Prohibiting MNCs from delisting

Fair pricing of the open offer


  Page No.
The Buyback Option 1
The Buyback Act 2
Buyback Offer By MNCs 3
Investor Grievances 4
Buy or Not to Buyback? 7
Exhibits 9


Buyback of Shares, option, Government, 1998, ordinance, salient features, objectives, MNC, grievances, small investors, examples

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