Dodla Dairy Mobilises Rs 156 cr From Anchor Investors Ahead Of IPO

The company has decided to allocate a total of 36,46,099 equity shares at Rs 428 apiece to anchor investors for Rs 156.05 crore, a circular uploaded on the BSE website showed

Dodla Dairy, a leading dairy company in southern India, on Tuesday, said it has raised a little over Rs 156 crore from anchor investors ahead of its initial share sale, which opens for public subscription on Wednesday. The company has decided to allocate a total of 36,46,099 equity shares at Rs 428 apiece to anchor investors for Rs 156.05 crore, a circular uploaded on the BSE website showed.

Those who participated in the anchor bidding included SBI Mutual Fund (MF), Aditya Birla Sun Life MF, Edelweiss MF, Kuber India Fund, Saint Capital Fund, and Integrated Core Strategies Asia Pte Ltd. They also included International Finance Corporation, Ashoka India Opportunities Fund, and IIFL Special Opportunities Fund.

The IPO comprises fresh issuance of shares worth up to Rs 50 crore, besides an offer for sale of up to 1,09,85,444 equity shares by TPG Dodla Dairy Holdings Pte Ltd, Dodla Sunil Reddy, Dodla Deepa Reddy, and Dodla Family Trust. At the upper end of the issue price, the initial public offering (IPO) is expected to fetch Rs 520.17 crore. The issue, with a price band of Rs 421-428 a share, will open for public subscription during June 16-18.

Half of the issue size has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers, 35 percent for retail investors, and 15 percent for non-institutional bidders. The proceeds from the issue will be used for payment of certain borrowings, funding capital expenditure requirements of the company, and for general corporate purposes.

The company’s operations in India are primarily across the four states — Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Its international operations are based in Uganda and Kenya. Axis Capital and ICICI Securities are the investment bankers of the company’s initial share sale. The equity shares of both companies will be listed on the NSE and the BSE. 

PTI 

Source: Business World