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Stare-run companies Bharat Dynamics, IREDA get Sebi's go-ahead for IPO

Bharat Dynamics was established in 1970 and is a manufacturer of guided missiles and allied defence equipment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Representative Image (Photo: Shutterstock)

Two state-run companies — and (IREDA) — have received Sebi's go-ahead to float (IPO).

and had received observations from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on February 15 and February 16, respectively, as per the latest update with the watchdog.

The observations are very important to any company for launching public issues like IPO, follow-on public offer (FPO) and rights issue.

The two companies had filed draft papers with the regulator between January and December.

Going by the draft papers, Bharat Dynamics' will see sale of equity shares by the government and the public issue will help the company achieve the benefits of listing.

was established in 1970 and is a manufacturer of guided missiles and allied defence equipment.

The company's net worth stood at Rs 22.12 billion at the end of March 2017.

SBI Capital Markets, IDBI Capital & Securities, and Yes Securities will manage the company's public issue.

IREDA's will see sale of 139 million equity shares of the company. The public issue includes reservation of up to 695,000 equity shares for eligible employees.

Proceeds from the issue will be used to augment the companys capital base for meeting future capital requirements and on-lending; and other general corporate purpose.

"In addition, we believe that the listing of our equity shares will enhance our visibility and brand name among existing and potential customers, said.

The listing of is expected to increase the paid-up share capital of the company from Rs 7.84 billion to Rs 9.23 billion. At present, the company has 784 million equity shares.

IREDA, a public financial institution established in March 1987, is registered as a non-banking financial company with RBI. Since its inception, IREDA has played a pioneering role in supporting and facilitating the policies and programme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Yes Securities (India), Elara Capital (India), IDBI Capital Markets and Securities and SBI Capital Markets will manage the companys public issue.

First Published: Thu, February 22 2018. 16:02 IST