Bank of Rajasthan to merge with ICICI

The largest private bank, ICICI is set to become even bigger.  Though the price they are paying to buy out Bank of Rajasthan seems a bit too much.

Bank of Rajasthan, one of the oldest private sector banks in the country, on Tuesday announced that it would merge with the largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank.

The board of ICICI Bank, which met later in the day, also agreed to give in-principle approval for merger of Bank of Rajasthan with it “subject to due diligence and valuation by an independent valuer jointly appointed by both banks.”

“The board will consider the due diligence report and the valuation report at a subsequent meeting. The proposal if approved by the boards of ICICI Bank and Bank of Rajasthan would then be placed before the shareholders of both banks for approval and would be submitted to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for its consideration,” ICICI Bank stated after its board meeting here.

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