Rawa Energy Development Limited Launches IPO Offering of 643,667 Shares to Raise Rs. 6.43 Crore


Rawa Energy Development Limited has announced the opening of its initial public offering (IPO) of 643,667 unit shares with a face value of Rs. 100 per share. The IPO subscription period begins on 18th Jestha, 2080 and ends on 22nd Jestha. In the event of undersubscription, the closing date may be extended until 32nd Jestha, 2080.

Previously, the company had issued 280,000 unit shares worth Rs. 2.8 crores to project-affected locals in Khotang District. However, only 87,370 units were allotted to valid applicants, leaving 192,330 units unsubscribed. These remaining 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 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 the company’s employees. The remaining 643,667 units are offered to 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, and interested applicants 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. This rating suggests 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, later converted to a public limited company on June 28, 2019. The company is promoted by experienced individuals in the hydropower and other sectors, with a focus on developing hydroelectric projects in Nepal. The company’s flagship project is 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.

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