Equitas Small Finance Bank IPO Closes

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Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB)’s ₹ 518 crore initial public offer (IPO) closes for bidding at 5:00 pm today i.e. October 22. As of 12:00 pm, the IPO was subscribed 1.15 times. The public issue attracted subscription of 1.64 times in the retail category, 1.58 times in qualified institutional buyer (QIB) segment and 0.07 times in the non institutional investor (NII) category. The shares will be credited into demat accounts on October 29 and are likely to be listed on the bourses on November 2.

The public offering consists of fresh issue of 8.5 crore shares and offer for sale of 7.2 crore shares by Equitas Holdings Limited. As a result of the sale offer, the stake of Equitas Holdings Limited, which is the holding company of Equitas Small Finance Bank will come down to around 82 per cent.

The shares are being offered in the price band of ₹ 32-Rs 33 per share. Applicants can place bids for a minimum one lot of 450 equity shares (bid amount: ₹ 14,850 at the higher end of the price band), and in multiples of 450 equity shares, up to a total 13 lots.

The IPO proceeds will help Equitas Small Finance Bank to meet its capital requirements.

Equitas Small Finance Bank was incorporated in Chennai in 1993. It provides microfinance loans, housing finance and vehicle finance. It also sells mutual funds and third-party insurance products.

Edelweiss Financial Services, IFL Holdings and JM Financial Consultants are the lead managers of the initial public offer. KFintech Private Limited is the registrar to the issue.

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