Rawa Energy Development Limited has announced the closure of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the issuance of 643,667 unit shares with a face value of Rs. 100 per share. The IPO was opened on 18th Jestha, 2080 and will conclude on 22nd Jestha, 2080.
Previously, the company had allocated 2,80,000 unit shares worth Rs. 2.8 crores to the project-affected locals of Khotang District. However, only 87,370 units were allotted to valid applicants, leaving 192,330 units unsubscribed. These unsubscribed shares, along with 560,000 units (20% of the issued capital reserved for the general public), make up a total of 752,330 units available for the general public.
Out of the total 752,330 units, 56,000 units have been issued and allotted to Nepalese citizens working abroad, 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 available for the general public.
The company aims to raise Rs. 6.43 crore through this IPO. Prabhu Capital Limited has been appointed as the issue manager for the IPO issuance, and interested applicants can apply for a minimum of 10 units and a maximum of 10,000 units.
As of yesterday evening, the issue has already received a significant oversubscription. According to CDSC, a total of 869,645 applicants have applied for 95,86,400 units, indicating an oversubscription of 14.89 times.
CARE Ratings Nepal Limited (CRNL) has assigned an issuer rating of ‘CARE-NP BB (Is)’ to Rawa Energy Development Limited. This rating signifies a moderate risk of default in the timely servicing of financial obligations in Nepal.
Rawa Energy Development Ltd, incorporated on August 16, 2009, as a private limited company and later converted to a public limited company on June 28, 2019, is promoted by individuals with extensive experience in the hydropower and other sectors. The company operates the 3 MW Upper Rawa Khola Small Hydropower Project (URKHP) in Khotang District, which has been in commercial operation since September 20, 2020. The project follows the BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer) mechanism.