Upper Syange Hydropower Limited Announces IPO for General Public

Upper Syange Hydropower Limited has released its offer letter, signaling its intention to issue an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to the general public. The company plans to issue 539,500 unit shares with a face value of Rs. 100 each, starting from the 10th of Ashad, 2080. The goal is to raise Rs. 5.39 crore through this IPO. The initial closing date for the subscription is the 13th of Ashad, with a possible extension until the 24th of Ashad, 2080, if the issue is not fully subscribed.

Out of the total 650,000 units, 10% (65,000 units) has already been allotted to Nepalese citizens working abroad, 5% (32,500 units) has been set aside for mutual funds, and 2% (13,000 units) has been allocated for the company’s employees. The remaining 539,500 units are available for the general public. Following the IPO issuance, the company’s paid-up capital will increase to Rs. 22 crores.

Previously, the company had issued 2,20,000 unit shares worth Rs. 2.2 crores to project-affected locals in Lamjung District and 65,000 unit shares to Nepalese citizens working abroad. The promoter-public share ratio will be 60.45:39.55 after the completion of this IPO.

Siddhartha Capital Limited has been appointed as the issue manager for the IPO. Interested applicants can apply for a minimum of 10 units and a maximum of 100,000 units.

CARE Ratings Nepal Limited (CRNL) has reaffirmed the issuer rating of ‘CARE-NP BB (Is)’ for Upper Syange Hydropower Limited, indicating a moderate risk of default in meeting financial obligations in Nepal.

Upper Syange Hydropower Limited, originally incorporated as Upper Syange Hydropower Private Limited on January 26, 2009, converted to a public limited company on March 30, 2017. The company is promoted by individual and institutional promoters from various backgrounds. It is currently working on the development of a 2.4 MW Run-of-River (RoR) Upper Syange Hydropower Project (USHP) in Lamjung district, following the BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer) mechanism.

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