Nepal Warehousing Company is set to conclude the issuance of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) for Foreign Nepalese Immigrants today, marking the 24th of Kartik as the closing day. The IPO, which opened on the 10th of Kartik, 2080, has a total issued capital of Rs. 68.75 Crores. Of this, 20%, equivalent to 13,75,000 unit shares worth Rs. 13.75 Crores, will be allocated for the general public. Within this public issue, 10% of the shares, totaling 1,37,500 units, have been earmarked for Nepalese citizens working abroad, and the subscription for this segment will close today.
Out of the 13,75,000 units, 68,750 units (5% of the total) are reserved for mutual funds, and 27,500 units (2% of the total) are designated for the company’s employees. The remaining 11,41,250 units are available for the general public. Himalayan Capital is appointed as the issue manager for the IPO, with a minimum application quantity of 10 units and a maximum of 50,000 units.
As per the Central Depository and Clearing Company (CDSC), substantial interest has been seen in the IPO, with 32,605 applicants applying for a total of 7,86,220 units. Consequently, the issue has already been oversubscribed by 5.71 times as of 10 AM today.
ICRA Nepal has reaffirmed the issuer rating of [ICRANP-IR] BB- to Nepal Warehousing Company Limited. This rating suggests a moderate risk of default regarding the timely servicing of financial obligations for the company.
Established under the Company Act, 2063 of Nepal, Nepal Warehousing Company aims to address the warehousing needs of farmers, traders, millers, and businessmen involved in grain trade for commercial and industrial purposes. The company seeks to combat post-harvest losses, maintain product quality, and address the challenge of preserving grains in a conducive environment. To achieve this, the company has installed high-quality silos with a capacity of 55,000 MT at three different locations in provinces 1, 2, and Lumbini province.