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Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO subscribed 3.85 times on day 2, retail portion booked 7.2 times

BusinessToday.In     December 22, 2020

The initial public offering (IPO) of Antony Waste Handling Cell was subscribed 3.85 times on the second day of share sale on December 22. The firm, which is India's second-largest municipal solid waste management (MSW) firm, plans to raise Rs 300 crore  through the IPO.

The public issue received bids for 2.56 crore equity shares against reduced offer size (due to anchor book) of 66.66 lakh shares, data available on exchanges showed. The portion reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIB) was subscribed 64 percent.

The retail portion has received bids 7.2 times and that of non-institutional investors 27.9 percent that of the portion set aside for them. The firm, which launched its IPO on December 21 has already raised Rs 90 crore from anchor investors ahead of its initial share sale.

The company allotted 2,857,003 equity shares at Rs 315 apiece to 10 anchor investors to raise Rs 89.99 crore.The share sale will close on December 23. Price band for the IPO has been fixed at Rs 313-315 per share.

This is the second time this year, the firm is knocking on the doors of primary market. It had withdrawn its IPO in March this year due to adverse market conditions arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Price band for the share sale was fixed at Rs 295-300 per share at that time. The IPO comprises fresh issue of shares worth Rs 85 crore and an offer for sale of 68,24,993 equity shares by existing shareholders. Tonbridge (Mauritius) Ltd, Leeds (Mauritius) Ltd, Cambridge (Mauritius) Ltd, and Guildford (Mauritius) Ltd will sell shares through the offer for sale.

Proceeds of the issue will be utilised for part financing a waste-to-energy project at Pimpri Chinchwad through investment in subsidiaries, reduction of consolidated borrowings of the company and general corporate purposes. Equirus Capital and IIFL Securities are the book running lead managers to the issue. The equity shares are proposed to be listed on BSE and NSE. 

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