eMudhra sets IPO price band at Rs 243-256 per share

The initial share sale will open to the public on May 20

AgenciesUpdated: Monday, May 16, 2022, 01:22 PM IST
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eMudhra Ltd has cut the size of the fresh issue from Rs 200 crore to Rs 161 crore. / Representative image | Photo credit: Freepik

Digital signature certificate provider eMudhra Ltd on Monday said it has fixed a price band of Rs 243-256 a share for its Rs 413-crore Initial Public Offering (IPO).

The initial share sale will open to the public on May 20 and conclude on May 24, and the bidding for anchor investors will open on May 19, according to the company.

The company has cut the size of the fresh issue from Rs 200 crore to Rs 161 crore. Besides, there will be an Offer-For-Sale (OFS) of 98.35 lakh shares by promoters and existing shareholders.

As part of the OFS, promoters -- Venkatraman Srinivasan and Taarav Pte Ltd -- will offload 32.89 lakh equity and 45.16 lakh equity shares respectively.

In addition, Kaushik Srinivasan will divest 5.1 lakh equity shares, Lakshmi Kaushik 5.04 lakh equity shares, Arvind Srinivasan, 8.81 lakh equity shares, and Aishwarya Arvind 1.33 lakh equity shares.

At the upper end of the price band, the public issue is expected to fetch Rs 412.79 crore.

Proceeds from the fresh issue will be utilized to repay debt, support working capital requirements, purchase equipment and pay for other related costs for the data center proposed to be set up in India and overseas locations, develop products, invest in eMudhra INC, and for general corporate purposes.

Half of the issue has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers, 35 percent for retail investors, and the remaining 15 percent for non-institutional investors.

IIFL Securities, Yes Securities, and Indorient Financial Services are the book running lead managers for the issue.

eMudhra is the largest licensed certifying authority in India with a market share of 37.9 percent in the digital signature certificates market space in the financial year 2021 and has grown from 36.5 percent in Financial Year 2020.

The company is engaged in the business of providing digital trust services and enterprise solutions to individuals and organizations functioning in various industries. It is a 'one-stop shop' player in secure digital transformation and provides a wide spectrum of services and solutions from the issuance of certificates as a certifying authority to offering identity, authentication, and signing solutions.

Some of its customers include Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Mashreq Bank, Baud Telecom Company, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company, and Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company.

(With PTI inputs)

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