HDFC AMC fixes issue price of IPO, raises Rs 2,800 crore

HDFC AMC fixes issue price of IPO, raises Rs 2,800 crore

HDFC AMC IPO was open between 25 July and 27 July.

HDFC AMC IPO was open between 25 July and 27 July.

HDFC Asset Management Company or HDFC AMC has finalised the offer price of the IPO at Rs 1,100 per share. HDFC AMC’s IPO, which attracted strong demand, was open between 25 July and 27 July. HDFC AMC had offered 25.46 million shares in a price band of Rs 1,095-1,110 apiece. The offer was subscribed 83 times. Among the different segments, the category set aside for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) was subscribed 192 times, non-institutional investors 195 times and retail investors 6.6 times.

HDFC AMC raised Rs 2,800 crore through the IPO which consisted of sale of 25.46 million shares. Karvy Computershare Pvt. Ltd. Is the registrar of the issue.

Indicative HDFC AMC IPO timeline, according to Choice Broking, which had a subscribe rating to the issue:

Finalization of basis of allotment: 1 August 2018

Unblocking of ASBA account: 2 August 2018

Credit to demat accounts: 3 August 2018

Listing on stock exchanges: 6 August 2018

Many brokerages were optimistic on HDFC AMC IPO, underscoring the strong growth potential in the Indian mutual fund sector that has seen assets doubling in three years. Analysts said HDFC AMC, which is the most profitable AMC in the country, also stands out among its peers with its higher share of equity assets and focus on the retail segment.

As on 31 March 2018, HDFC AMC had a total AUM or assets under management of Rs 2.91 trillion, accounting for 13.7% of the total industry and 16.8% of actively managed equity-oriented AUM.

HDFC AMC is a joint venture between mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and Standard Life Investments. The fund house’s two biggest shareholders – mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd and Standard Life – sold 12% stake in the IPO.

Last year, HDFC AMC’s rival Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd raised Rs 1,542 crore in an IPO. Kotak Investment Banking, Axis Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, CLSA, HDFC Bank, ICICI Securities, IIFL Holdings, JM Financial, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Nomura were the banks managing the HDFC AMC IPO.

Another HDFC group company, HDFC Bank has launched a share sale to raise up to Rs 15,500 crore, comprising a mix of a qualified institutional placement (QIP) and American depository receipts (ADR). HDFC Bank has fixed a floor price of Rs 2,179.13 for the QIP. Only domestic institutional investors will participate in the QIP. HDFC Bank shares had ended 1.4% lower at Rs 2172.25.

With Agency Inputs

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