Sebi reduces listing time for REITs, InvITs to 6 days from 12 days

To streamline the process of public issue of units of REIT and InvIT, regulator on Thursday reduced the time taken for the listing of such emerging investment vehicles to six working days from the present 12 days.

The new rule will apply to a public issue of units of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT), which opens on or after June 1, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in two separate circulars.

The move is aimed at making the existing process of issuance of such emerging investment vehicles simpler and cost-effective.

“As a part of the continuing endeavour to streamline the process of public issue of units of REIT and InvITs. It has been decided to reduce the time taken for allotment and listing after the closure of an issue to six working days as against the present requirement of within 12 working days,” said.

The regulator has asked Self Certified Syndicate Banks (SCSBs), stock exchanges, depositories, and intermediaries to coordinate to ensure completion of listing (through the public issue) and commencement of trading of units of REIT and InvIT within six working days from the date of closure of the issue.

and InvITs are relatively new investment instruments in the Indian context but are extremely popular in global .

While a REIT comprises a portfolio of commercial real assets, a major portion of which is already leased out, InvITs comprise a portfolio of infrastructure assets, such as highways and power transmission assets. As of March 2021, a total of 15 InvITs and four were registered. Of these, six InvITs and three were listed on the stock exchanges.

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