Rawa Energy Development Limited IPO Allotment and Project Details

The IPO allotment process of Rawa Energy Development Limited, a hydropower company, has been completed at the premises of Prabhu Capital Limited in Kathmandu. The company issued 6,43,667 units worth Rs. 6.43 crores as an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to the general public between Jestha 18 and 22, 2080.

Prior to the IPO, 2,80,000 units worth Rs. 2.8 crores were allocated to project-affected locals of Khotang District. However, only 31.2% of the applicants were allotted shares, leaving 192,330 unsubscribed units. These shares were combined with 560,000 units (20% of the issued capital reserved for the general public), resulting in a total of 752,330 units available for the general public.

Among the 752,330 units, 56,000 units were issued to Nepalese citizens working abroad, 37,616 units were reserved for mutual funds, and 15,047 units were allocated to company employees. The remaining 643,667 units were offered to the general public.

The IPO received an overwhelming response, with 10,77,740 valid applicants applying for a total of 11,564,590 units, resulting in an oversubscription rate of over 17.96 times. Through a lottery system, 64,366 applicants were allotted 10 units each, while seven lucky applicants received an additional unit. Unfortunately, the remaining 10,13,374 applicants were not allotted any shares.

Additionally, 37,616 units were allotted to mutual funds, and 15,047 units were allocated to company employees. However, 1,07,466 applicants, who had applied for 14,21,800 units, were disqualified by CASBA members due to reasons such as duplicate applications for the local issue and foreign employment.

CARE Ratings Nepal Limited (CRNL) has assigned Rawa Energy Development Limited an issuer rating of ‘CARE-NP BB (Is)’, indicating a moderate risk of default in terms of timely financial obligations in Nepal.

Rawa Energy Development Ltd, initially incorporated as a private limited company on August 16, 2009, and later converted to a public limited company on June 28, 2019, is promoted by experienced individuals in the hydropower and other sectors. They have successfully operated the 3 MW Upper Rawa Khola Small Hydropower Project (URKHP) in Khotang District since September 20, 2020. The project was constructed under the BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer) mechanism.


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