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Chemcon Speciality Chemicals makes blockbuster debut

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Shares of Chemcon Speciality Chemicals were trading at Rs 627 at 10:26 IST on the BSE, a premium of 84.41% over the initial public offer price of Rs 340.

The stock was listed at Rs 730.95, a premium of 114.98% to the initial public offer (IPO) price. So far the stock hit a high of Rs 743.80 and low of 610.35. On the BSE, 9.84 lakh shares were traded on the counter so far.

The IPO of Chemcon Speciality Chemicals received bids for 97.94 crore shares as against 65.59 lakh shares on offer. The issue was subscribed 149.33 times. The qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) category was subscribed 113.54 times. The non-institutional investors category was subscribed 449.14 times. The retail individual investors (RIIs) category was subscribed 41.21 times.

The issue opened for bidding on 21 September 2020 and closed on 23 September 2020. The price band for the IPO was set at Rs 338-340 per share.

The IPO comprised of a fresh issue worth up to Rs 165 crore by the company and an offer for sale of up to 45 lakh equity shares (including anchor portion of 28.05 lakh equity shares).

Ahead of the IPO, the company raised over Rs 95.40 crore from anchor investors on 18 September 2020. The company allotted 28.05 lakh shares at Rs 340 each to a total of 13 anchor investors.

The net proceeds of the fresh issue are proposed to be utilized in capital expenditure towards expansion of its manufacturing facility amounting Rs 41.033 crore, to meet working capital requirements of Rs 90 crore and balance in for general corporate purposes.

The company recorded total income of Rs 262.05 crore and profit after tax of Rs 48.88 crore in the year ended on 31 March 2020.

Chemcon Speciality Chemicals is a manufacturer of specialized chemicals, used in the pharmaceutical and Oilwell industries. It supplies its products to domestic customers and as well as customers outside India.

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First Published: Thu, October 01 2020. 10:18 IST