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Spandana Sphoorty IPO subscribed 6%

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Receives bids for 5.71 lakh shares

The initial public offer (IPO) of Spandana Sphoorty Financial received bids for 5.71 lakh shares today, 5 August 2019, as against 98.22 lakh shares on offer, as per the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) website data at 17:00 IST. The issue was subscribed 0.06 times. The issue opened for subscription today, 5 August 2019 and closes on 7 August 2019. The price band for the issue has been fixed at Rs 853 to Rs 856 per share.

Ahead of the opening of the IPO, the board of directors of the company at its meeting held on 2 August 2019, finalised allocation of 42.08 lakh equity shares to anchor investors at Rs 856 per share.

Spandana Sphoorty is a fourth largest non-banking financial company - micro finance institution (NBFC-MFI) and the sixth largest amongst NBFC-MFIs and SFBs (small finance banks) in India in terms of AUM with a geographically diversified presence in India. It offers income generation loans under the joint liability group model, predominantly to women from low-income households in rural Areas. Through its extensive corporate history, the company has developed an in-depth understanding of the borrowing requirements of the low-income client segment. The business model involves regular client meeting processes through employees, who maintain contact with clients across the districts covered by the company.

The initial public offer (IPO) aims to garner around Rs 1198.10 crore. The IPO consists of a fresh issue of equity shares aggregating up to Rs 400 crore and an offer for sale of about 0.94 crore equity shares. The offer for sale comprises an offer aggregating 0.819 crore shares by promoters and 0.117 crore shares by other selling shareholders.

The net proceeds of the fresh issue are proposed to be utilised for augmenting capital base and general corporate purposes. The net proceeds of the fresh issue are proposed to be deployed in FY2020. Further, there will be the benefits of listing of the equity shares on the stock exchanges, enhancement of the brand name and creation of a public market for equity shares in India.

On a consolidated basis, Spandana Sphoorty reported profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 311.90 crore on income from operations of Rs 1043.10 crore in the financial year ended on 31 March 2019.

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First Published: Mon, August 05 2019. 17:41 IST