IPO screener: Vodafone Idea FPO closes today

Today is the last date to subscribe into Vodafone Idea’s further public offer. The mega ₹18,000-crore FPO has so far been subscribed by 0.49 times. The FPO price band has been set at ₹10-11.

Today is the last date to subscribe into Vodafone Idea’s further public offer. The mega ₹18,000-crore FPO has so far been subscribed by 0.49 times. The FPO price band has been set at ₹10-11.

Vi will issue 1,636 crore shares and the market lot is 1,298 shares.

The company has reserved 50 per cent of the FPO for Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIB), 15 per cent for Non-Institutional Investors (NII) and the remaining 35 per cent for retail investors.

While QIB portion saw a subscription of 0.93 times, NIIs and retail portions received bids for 0.75 times and 0.13 times respectively.

Also Read: Vodafone Idea FPO gets 49% subscription on Day 2This is the largest-ever fund raising through FPO in India so far.

The telecom major proposes to utilise net proceeds from fresh issue of equity shares towards purchase of equipment for the expansion of its network infrastructure amounting to ₹12,750 crore; expanding the capacity of existing 4G sites and new 4G sites and setting up new 5G sites; Payment of certain deferred payments for spectrum to the DoT and the GST thereon amounting to ₹2,175 crore and balance amount for general corporate purposes.

As part of fundraising, the Vi raised ₹5,400 crore from anchor investors from marquee global as well as domestic investors who included GQG Partners Emerging Markets Equity Fund, Fidelity, UBS Fund Management, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Australian Super, Troo Capital, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Global Markets Mauritius and Jupiter Fund Management.

Vi has allotted 490.9 crore shares to 74 funds at ₹11 apiece, which is also the upper end of the price band. This translated into a transaction size to ₹5,400 crore.

Of the total allocation to anchor investors, 79.52 crore stocks, or 16.2 per cent of the total, were allocated to five domestic mutual fund through a total of 11 schemes including Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund, HDFC Mutual Fund, SBI General Insurance and Quant Mutual Fund, were allocated shares in the anchor round.

Also Read: Voda Idea FPO gets 26% subscription on Day 1 Axis Capital, Jefferies India and SBI Capital Markets are the book-running lead managers of the Vodafone Idea FPO and Link Intime India Private Ltd is the Vodafone Idea FPO registrar.

Prior to this, the largest FPO was a ₹15,000 crore share-sale by YES Bank in 2020. Though Adani Enterprises’ ₹20,000-crore FPO last year was the largest ever, the company had cancelled the issue despite successful fund raising and refunded the proceeds it had received as part of its FPO, to investors. It had then said, “given the unprecedented situation and the current market volatility, the company aims to protect the interest of its investing community by returning the FPO proceeds, and withdraws the completed transaction.”

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