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Hexaware hits fresh 52-week high as promoter accepts delisting price

The acquirer and promoter have accepted the discovered price of Rs 475 per equity share as the final/exit price for delisting offer

Hexaware Technologies | Buzzing stocks | Markets

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 

If the delisting bid goes through, the trade can be very rewarding. However, an unsuccessful attempt can cause agony to investors

Shares of hit a fresh 52-week high of Rs 468.95 on the BSE on Wednesday after the company's promoter accepted discovered delisting price of Rs 475 per share.

“The acquirer and promoter have accepted the discovered price of Rs 475 per equity share as the final/exit price for delisting offer,” mid-size information technology (IT) services firm said in a public announcement.

HT Global IT Solutions Holdings Ltd, the offshore investment vehicle of Baring Private Equity Asia, that holds the 62.34 per cent stake in Hexaware, had fixed the indicative offer price at Rs 285 apiece for the proposal. Remaining 112.5 million shares or 37.66 per cent are held by public shareholders.

“The acquire shall acquire 87.28 million equity shares validly tendered at or below the Exit Price in Reverse Book Building process and post completion of the acquisition, the shareholding of the acquire and promoter along with other members of the promoter group shall be 91.16 per cent of the share capital of the company, which would exceed the minimum number of equity shares required for the delisting offer,” the company said.

The main objective of the proposal is to provide full ownership of the company to the promoter group which, in turn, will provide increased operational flexibility to support the business, the Mumbai-headquartered firm said in an exchange filing. "The delisting will also help in cost savings and allow the management to dedicate more time to and focus on the company's business," it said.

All public shareholders who have tendered their equity shares at or below the exit price will be paid a consideration of Rs 475 per share. The last date for payment to all public shareholders whose bid have been accepted is September 30, 2020. Those public shareholders whose bids have been rejected will have their shares returned.

Analysts at ICICI Securities believe those shareholders who have not tendered their shares, or whose bids have been rejected, will be given an opportunity to tender their shares at delisted price. However, the modalities of the same will be announced in due course.

“We would recommend that shareholders (who have not tendered their shares or whose bids have been rejected) exit at the current price, which is closer to the delisting price. This is since we believe post delisting of shares, the process of getting the delisted price (Rs 475/share) will be through the off market route over the next year. This may become a tedious process. Hence, we recommend that investors exit the stock at the current market price, which is closer to the delisting price,” the brokerage said in a note.

In past three months, has outperformed the market by surging 46 per cent, against 7 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. At 01:53 am, the stock was up 1.6 per cent at Rs 467.85, as compared to 0.48 per cent rise in the benchmark index. A combined 640,000 equity shares have changed hands on the counter on the NSE and BSE, so far.

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First Published: Wed, September 23 2020. 09:54 IST