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Laurus Labs gets Sebi's go ahead for IPO

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Drug ingredients maker Laurus Labs has received markets regulator Sebi's go ahead to float an initial public offering.

Hyderabad-based firm had filed IPO papers with in August. The markets regulator issued its final 'observations' on October 10 on the draft offer documents, which is necessary for any company to launch the public offer.

According to draft papers, the public issue comprises fresh issue of shares worth Rs 300 crore and an offer for sale of 24,844,240 equity scrips by the existing shareholders, including Warburg Pincus group and Eight Roads Ventures.

Proceed of the issue would be utilised towards payment of loans and for general corporate purposes.

The issue is being managed by Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Citigroup Global Markets India, Jefferies and Capital Markets.

Prior to that, Aster DM Healthcare, which runs hospitals, filed its draft papers with the markets regulator in June. Another healthcare firm, Centre For Sight, has already received clerance from for its IPO.

Besides, several healthcare companies have successfully launched their IPOs. These include diagnostics chains Dr Lal PathLabs and Thyrocare Technologies and hospital chain Narayana Hrudayala.

Laurus Labs is a leading research and development driven pharma company in India, with a leadership position in generic active pharmaceutical ingredients for select, high-growth therapeutic areas of anti-retrovirals and Hepatitis C.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 18:57 IST