Retail investors hold around Rs 1,000 crore in bankrupt listed companies

Retail investors, hoping for a turnaround in listed companies mired in bankruptcy proceedings, hold significant stakes in these entities, reveals a Business Standard analysis. A study of 115 companies undergoing proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) shows that retail investors hold stakes in a majority of them. There are nearly 7,500 individual shareholders per company on a median basis, holding a nominal share capital of up to Rs 1 lakh for the full sample. They hold a median stake of 15.8 per cent. The analysis, based on data as on January 21, 2021, shows that the s.....

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