Order in the matter of M/s SLB Invest (India) Limited

Press Release
Securities and Exchange Board of India
Dec 05, 2014
PR No.: 150/2014

Shri S Raman, Whole Time Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has passed an interim order dated December 3, 2014  under sections 11, 11(4), 11A and 11B of SEBI Act, 1992 in the matter of SLB Invest (India) Limited, inter-alia directing that the company shall not mobilize funds from investors. Further, the company and its directors are prohibited from issuing prospectus or any offer document or issue advertisement for soliciting money from the public for the issue of securities, in any manner whatsoever, either directly or indirectly, till further orders. The company and its directors are also restrained from accessing the securities market and further prohibited from buying, selling or otherwise dealing in the securities market, either directly or indirectly, till further directions.

The Company and its directors have further been directed not to dispose off any of the properties or alienate or encumber any of the assets of the Company without prior permission of SEBI and not to divert any funds raised from public at large through the offer of Redeemable Preference shares, which are kept in bank account(s) and/or in the custody of the company.

The company was engaged in fund mobilizing activity through issue of Redeemable Preference shares to more than 49 persons without complying with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, read with Section 465 of the Companies Act, 2013; the SEBI DIP guidelines read with SEBI ICDR Regulations, 2009.

The full text of the order is available on the website: www.sebi.gov.in