The preliminary public supply (IPO) of gaming agency Nazara Technologies will open for public subscription on Wednesday. The public difficulty which is fastened at Rs 1,100-1,101 a share, will conclude on March 19.
The public difficulty will see sale of 52,94,392 fairness shares by the promoters and present shareholders. Those promoting shares within the IPO embrace Mitter Infotech LLP, a promoter of the corporate, IIFL Special Opportunities Fund, Good Game Investment Trust, IndexArb Securities and Azimuth Investments.
The supply features a reservation aggregating as much as Rs 2 crore for buy by the corporate’s staff. At the higher finish of the price band, the IPO is predicted to fetch Rs 583 crore.
The firm, backed by ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, is popularly recognized for its video games on World Cricket Championship, Chhota Bheem and Motu Patlu collection.
Explaining the rationale behind the IPO, the corporate stated that listing of fairness shares will improve its model identify and present liquidity to the prevailing shareholders. The listing will even present a public market for fairness shares in India. The fairness shares are proposed to be listed on BSE and NSE on March 30.
The unlisted share of Nazara Technologies are commanding a robust premium within the gray market. Investors predict a robust listing acquire with shares of Nazara Technologies commanding a premium of Rs 800-850 per share.
The firm on Tuesday stated that it mopped up somewhat over Rs 261 crore from from anchor buyers forward of its preliminary public supply. The firm’s IPO committee has determined to allocate 23,73,395 shares to 43 anchor buyers at Rs 1,101 per piece.
Among the anchor buyers are Government of Singapore, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Goldman Sachs India Ltd, Noumura Funds Ireland Public Limited Company, Steadview Capital Mauritius Ltd. In addition, SBI Mutual Fund (MF), HDFC MF, ICICI Prudential MF, Axis MF, Sundaram MF, Kotal MF and Aditya Birla Sunlife MF too participated within the anchor e-book bidding.
In January, WestBridge Ventures II Investment Holdings, a fund managed by WestBridge Capital, exited from Nazara by promoting shares value over Rs 500 crore to Plutus Wealth Management LLP and its associates.
The agency has undertaken investments and acquisitions in numerous gaming classes, together with e-sports, edutainment, infotainment, fantasy sports activities, multiplayer video games like carrom and cellular cricket video games, amongst others to strengthen its place within the gaming and sports activities media area. Nazara owns IPs, together with WCC and CarromClash in cellular video games, Kiddopia in gamified early studying, NODWIN and Sportskeeda in esports and esports media, and Halaplay and Qunami in skill-based, fantasy and trivia video games.
The firm had earlier filed preliminary papers with Sebi in February 2018 and had acquired approval from the market regulator to drift the IPO however the agency didn’t launch its public difficulty.