Ghorahi Cement Industry Limited, a company in Nepal, has recently issued an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to the general public. The IPO consists of 69,11,670 unit shares priced at Rs 435 per unit, including a premium of Rs 335. The offer opened on 32nd Jestha, 2080 and is scheduled to close on 4th Ashad, with a possible extension until 14th Ashad if it is not fully subscribed.
The allocation of shares includes 20% for project-affected locals, 606,350 units for Nepalese citizens working abroad, 328,961 units for mutual funds, and 19,530 units for company employees. The remaining 69,11,670 units are available for the general public. The IPO is expected to generate Rs. 3.44 Arba for the company, with Rs 2.65 Arba as the premium amount and the rest contributing to the paid-up capital.
The IPO has garnered significant interest from investors, as the number of applications received so far has surpassed the available shares. According to CDSC, 288,456 applicants have applied for a total of 98,02,460 units, resulting in an oversubscription of 1.42 times.
Himalayan Capital Limited and Nabil Investment Banking Limited have been appointed as the issue managers for the IPO. The application process allows a minimum of 10 units and a maximum of 10,00,000 units to be applied for.
CARE Ratings Nepal Limited has assigned a rating of `CARE-NP BBB- (Is)’ to Ghorahi Cement Industry Limited. This rating signifies a moderate degree of safety in terms of the company’s ability to meet its financial obligations in a timely manner.
Overall, the IPO of Ghorahi Cement Industry Limited has attracted significant investor interest, surpassing expectations and demonstrating confidence in the company’s prospects.