IPO of Avenue Supermarts oversubscribed 104.5 times

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Mar 2017 09:46:32


NEW DELHI,

Mar 10,

(PTI),

THE Initial Public Offer (IPO) of Avenue Supermarts, the operator of retail chain D-Mart, to raise Rs 1,870 crore, has been oversubscribed by a staggering 104.48 times at the end of the three-day bidding on Friday.

The IPO, the biggest since PNB Housing Finance’s Rs 3,000 crore offer in October last year, received bids for 463.61 crore shares against the total issue size of 4.43 crore shares, as per data available with the NSE till 1830 hrs.

The portion set aside for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) was oversubscribed 144.6 times and that of non-institutional investors 277.74 times, sources said. Retail investors category was also oversubscribed 7.36 times. Avenue Supermarts on Tuesday raised nearly Rs 561 crore by allotting shares to anchor investors.