Barbeque Nation
Barbeque Nation

The initial public offer of casual dining chain Barbeque Nation Hospitality was subscribed 5.98 times on the last day of subscription on Friday.

The Rs 453-crore issue received bids for 2,99,01,510 shares against 49,99,609 shares on offer, as per NSE data.

The category for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) was subscribed 5.11 times, non institutional investors 3.10 times, and retail individual investors (RIIs) 13.13 times.

The initial public offer comprised a fresh issue of Rs 180 crore and an offer for sale of 54,57,470 equity shares.

Price range for the offer was at Rs 498-500 per share.

Barbeque Nation Hospitality on Tuesday raised Rs 203 crore from anchor investors.

Barbeque Nation Hospitality is backed by private equity investor CX Partners and renowned stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's investment firm Alchemy Capital.

Proceeds of the fresh issue will be utilised to fund the company's capital expenditure for expansion, besides prepayment or repayment of certain borrowings and expenses related to general corporate purposes.

The company is promoted by Sayaji Hotels, Sayaji Housekeeping Services, Kayum Dhanani, Raoof Dhanani and Suchitra Dhanani. It is backed by private equity firm CX Partners, which made its first investment in 2013 and again in 2015

Barbeque Nation Hospitality owns and operates Barbeque Nation Restaurants.

Axis Capital Limited, IIFL Securities Limited, Ambit Capital Private Limited and SBI Capital Markets Limited were the managers to the offer.

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