Price band fixed at ₹415 to ₹436 per share
By Rafat Quadri
Ahmedabad, March 29: Avalon Technologies Limited proposes to open its initial public offering of equity shares of face value of ₹ 2 each aggregating up to ₹ 8,650 million on Monday, April 3, 2023. The initial public offering comprises of a fresh issue of Equity Shares aggregating up to ₹ 3,200 million and an offer for sale of Equity Shares aggregating up to ₹ 5,450 million by selling shareholders and together with the Fresh Issue, the The Anchor Investor Bidding Date shall be Friday, March 31, 2023. The Offer will close on Thursday, April 6, 2023.
The Price Band of the Offer has been fixed at ₹ 415 to ₹ 436 per Equity Share. Bids can be made for a minimum of 34 Equity Shares and in multiples of 34 Equity Shares thereafter.
The Company proposes to utilize the net proceeds of the Fresh Issue towards funding of the following objects: (i) prepayment or repayment of all or a portion of certain outstanding borrowings availed by the Company and one of the Material Subsidiaries, i.e. Avalon Technology and Services Private Limited estimated to be ₹ 1,450 million; (ii) funding the working capital requirements of the Company estimated to be ₹ 900 million; and (iii) balance amount towards General corporate purposes.
The Offer for Sale comprises Equity Shares aggregating up to ₹ 1,310 million of Kunhamed Bicha and up to ₹ 1,720 million of Bhaskar Srinivasan; up to ₹ 160 million of T P Imbichammad; up to ₹ 100 million of Mariyam Bicha; up to ₹ 755 million of Anand Kumar; up to ₹ 650 million of Sareday Seshu Kumar and up to ₹ 755 million of Luquman Veedu Ediyanam
The Equity Shares are being offered through the red herring prospectus of the Company dated March 23, 2023 filed with Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu at Chennai and are proposed to be listed on recognized stock exchanges being BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited . For the purposes of the Offer, NSE is the Designated Stock Exchange.
The Offer is being made through the Book Building Process and in compliance with Regulation 6(2) of the SEBI ICDR Regulations, wherein not less than 75% of the Offer shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Qualified Institutional Buyers provided that the Company and the Promoter Selling Shareholders in consultation with the BRLMs may allocate up to 60% of the QIB Portion to Anchor Investors on a discretionary basis.
One-third of the Anchor Investor Portion shall be reserved for domestic Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received from the domestic Mutual Funds at or above the Anchor Investor Allocation Price in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations. In the event of under-subscription, or non-allocation in the Anchor Investor Portion, the balance Equity Shares shall be added to the QIB Portion .
Further, 5% of the Net QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Mutual Funds only, and the remainder of the Net QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to all QIBs, including Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received at or above the Offer Price. However, if the aggregate demand from Mutual Funds is less than 5% of the Net QIB Portion, the balance Equity Shares available for allocation in the Mutual Fund Portion will be added to the remaining Net QIB Portion for proportionate allocation to QIBs. If at least 75% of the Offer cannot be allotted to QIBs, then the entire application money will be refunded forthwith. Further, not more than 15% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Non-Institutional Investors (out of which one third shall be reserved for Bidders with Bids exceeding ₹ 0.20 million and up to ₹1.00 million and two-thirds shall be reserved for Bidders with Bids exceeding ₹1.00 million) and (b) not more than 10% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Retail Individual Investors in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations, subject to valid Bids being received from them at or above the Offer Price.
Kunhamed Bicha, Chairman & Managing Director, Bhaskar Srinivasan. President, R M Subramanian Chief Financial Officer, Amish Patani, Senior Vice President and Manish Jain were present before the media to answer the queries at the media conference held at Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
Avalon Technologies Limited is one of the leading fully integrated Electronic Manufacturing Services companies with end-to-end operations in delivering box build solutions in India in terms of revenue in Fiscal 2022 with a focus on high value precision engineered products. Through a unique global delivery model , the company provide a full stack product and solution suite, right from printed circuit board design and assembly to the manufacture of complete electronic systems , to certain global original equipment manufacturers , including OEMs located in the United States, China, Netherlands and Japan. Through its end-to-end operations, the Company believe their customers may achieve tangible benefits such as reduced manufacturing costs, improved supply chain management and reduced inventory obsolescence.
Its capabilities include PCB design and assembly, cable assembly and wire harnesses, sheet metal fabrication and machining, magnetics, injection molded plastics and end-to-end box build of electronic systems. The Company specialize in manufacturing and providing design support for critical integrated assemblies, sub-assemblies, components and enclosures for multiple industry verticals. The end-use industries it cater to include a mix of established and long product lifecycle industries, such as industrial, mobility and medical devices and high growth “sunrise” industries, such as solar, electric vehicles and hydrogen in the clean energy sector and digital infrastructure in the communications sector.