Rawa Energy Development Limited has recently announced its plan to issue an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to the general public. The company aims to issue 6,43,667 unit shares with a face value of Rs 100, starting from 18th Jestha, 2080. The goal of this IPO is to raise Rs 6.43 crore. The closing date for the IPO is initially set for 22nd Jestha, with the possibility of extension until 32nd Jestha, 2080 if the issue is not fully subscribed.
Previously, the company had issued 2,80,000 unit shares worth Rs. 2.8 crores to project-affected locals in Khotang District. However, only 31.2% of these shares were allotted to valid applicants, leaving 192,330 unsubscribed shares. These unsubscribed shares, along with 560,000 units (20% of the issued capital reserved for the general public), make a total of 752,330 units available for the general public to apply for.
Out of the total 752,330 units, 56,000 units have already been issued and allotted to Nepalese citizens working abroad, while 37,616 units have been set aside for mutual funds, and 15,047 units have been reserved for employees of the company. The remaining 643,667 units are open for application by the general public.
The majority of shares, 70% to be precise, are held by the promoter shareholders of Rawa Energy Development Limited. Prabhu Capital Limited has been appointed as the issue manager for the IPO issuance, and interested investors can apply for a minimum of 10 units and a maximum of 10,000 units.
CARE Ratings Nepal Limited (CRNL) has assigned an issuer rating of ‘CARE-NP BB (Is)’ to Rawa Energy Development Limited, indicating a moderate risk of default regarding the timely servicing of financial obligations in Nepal.
Rawa Energy Development Ltd is a public limited company that was originally incorporated as a private limited company on August 16, 2009, and later converted to a public limited company on June 28, 2019. The company is promoted by individuals with extensive experience in the hydropower sector and aims to establish hydroelectric projects in Nepal. Their existing project, the 3 MW Upper Rawa Khola Small Hydropower Project (URKHP) located in Khotang District, has been in commercial operation since September 20, 2020. The project was developed under the BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer) mechanism.