Indigo Paints IPO subscribed 117.02 times on final day

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Pune based, Indigo Paints Limited, one of the fastest growing amongst the top five paint companies in India, received bids of 64,57,90,130 shares against the offered 55,18,402 shares, as per the 5:00 pm data available on the exchanges.

The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 15.93 times. Qualified Institutional Buyer and Non-Institutional Investor category was subscribed 189.57 times and 263.05 times respectively. The portion reserved for eligible employees was subscribed 2.50 times on the final day of issue closing.

The bidding for the Rs. 1170 crore IPO closed on Friday, January 22, 2021.  The IPO comprised of fresh issue of Rs 300 crore, and an offer for sale of 58,40,000 equity shares by promoter (Hemant Jalan) and investors (Investors Sequoia Capital India Investments IV and SCI Investments V) amounting to Rs. 870.16 crores.

The minimum bid lot was 10 equity shares thereafter in multiples.  The price band had been fixed at Rs. 1,488 – Rs. 1,490 per Equity Share.

Key brokerage houses like HDFC Securities, Anand Rathi, Kotak Securities, Sushil Finance, Nirmal Bang, Ventura, Religare Broking, Axis Capital , IIFL Securities amongst others had recommended investing in the public issue given the company’s fast growth trajectory and possibility of achieving a debt free status post the IPO.

Some of key elements highlighted in the reports includes – increasing the portfolio of differentiated products, strong marketing initiatives to increase brand recall, increasing presence in select new territories and expansion in new geographical territories; and increasing manufacturing capacities in their facility units which overall indicated Indigo Paints as a strong investment option.

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