India Pesticides Limited (the "Company"), a R&D driven agro-chemical manufacturer of Technicals and one of the fastest growing agro-chemicals company in terms of volume of Technicals manufactured, is proposing to open its initial public offering of Equity Shares (the "Offer") on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The Offer will close on Friday, June 25, 2021. The price band for the Offer has been determined at Rs. 290 - Rs. 296 per Equity Share. The Company and the Promoter Selling Shareholder have, in consultation with the BRLMs, considered participation by Anchor Investors, which participation shall be one Working Day prior to the bid/offer opening Date, i.e. Tuesday, June 22, 2021. All Bidders (except Anchor Investors) are required to mandatorily utilise the Application Supported by Blocked Amount ("ASBA") process providing details of their respective bank account (including UPI ID for RIBs using UPI Mechanism), in which the corresponding Bid Amounts will be blocked by the SCSBs or the Sponsor Bank, as applicable. Anchor Investors are not permitted to participate in the Offer through the ASBA process.
The total Offer size is up to Rs. 800 crores with a Fresh Issue of Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs. 100 crores and an Offer for Sale of Equity Shares aggregating up to Rs. 700 crores, by the Selling Shareholders. The Company intends to utilize the proceeds from the Fresh Issue to fund its working capital requirements and for general corporate purposes.
The Company is the sole Indian manufacturer of five Technicals and among the leading manufacturers globally for Captan, Folpet and Thiocarbamate Herbicide, in terms of production capacity (Source: F&S Reports*). Certain key fungicide Technicals the Company manufactures include: (i) Folpet, used to manufacture fungicides that control fungal growth at vineyards, cereals, crops and biocide in paints; and (ii) Cymoxanil, used to manufacture fungicides that control downy mildews of grapes, potatoes, vegetables and several other crops. Major herbicide Technicals the Company manufactures include, Thiocarbamate herbicides that have application in field crops, such as, wheat and rice, and are used globally.
The Company currently operates out to 2 manufacturing facilities out of the Lucknow and Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh having an aggregate capacity of 19,500 MT for Technicals and 6,500 MT for the Formulations vertical. It currently has registrations and licenses for 22 agro-chemical Technicals and 125 Formulations for sale in India and 27 agro chemical Technicals and 35 Formulations for exports purpose.
The Offer is being made in terms of Rule 19(2)(b) of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, as amended, read with Regulation 31 of the SEBI ICDR Regulations. The Offer is being made in accordance with Regulation 6(1) of the SEBI ICDR Regulations, through the Book Building Process wherein not more than 50% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Qualified Institutional Buyers, not less than 15% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Non-Institutional Bidders and not less than 35% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Retail Individual Bidders.
Axis Capital Limited and JM Financial Limited are the BRLMs to the Offer.
All capitalized terms used herein and not specifically defined shall have the same meaning as ascribed to them in the Red Herring Prospectus dated June 16, 2021 ("RHP") filed with the Registrar of Companies, Uttar Pradesh at Kanpur ("RoC").