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Patanjali-backed Ruchi Soya raises Rs 1,290 crore from anchor investors

As per the company, 1,98,43,153 equity shares have been allocated to anchor investors at Rs 650 per equity share against the applications from various anchor investors

Ruchi Soya Industries, a diversified FMCG and FMHG focused company, has garnered Rs 1,290 crore from anchor investors ahead of its further public offering (FPO) that opens for public subscription on Thursday.

The FPO is going to be only a fresh issuance of equity shares to public investors without any offer for sale component.

On March 20, 2022, the Company, amongst other things informed the bourses that the price band for its FPO has been set at Rs. 615 per equity share (at the lower end of the price-band) to Rs. 650 per equity share (at the higher end of the price-band). It also informed the bourses that 1,98,43,153 equity shares have been allocated to anchor investors at the upper-end of the price-band i.e. Rs. 650 per equity share on Wednesday, March 23, against the applications from various anchor investors.

Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, The Sultanate of Oman - Ministry of Defence Pension Fund, Yas Takaful PJSC (an Abu Dhabi based insurance company), MK Cohesion, UPS Group and Alchemy are among the foreign investors that received allocation under the anchor investor portion of the FPO.

In addition, equity shares have also been allocated to domestic investors, such as Ask Investments, Volrado Ventures, Kotak Mutual Fund, SBI Pension Fund, UTI Mutual Fund, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund, Quant Mutual Fund, Winro Commercial, HDFC Life Insurance, SBI Life Insurance and Authum Investments under the anchor investor portion of the FPO.

Ruchi Soya is the pioneer and largest manufacturers of soya foods in India under the brand name of “Nutrela’. Ruchi Soya has expanded its packaged food portfolio by acquiring the ‘Patanjali’ product portfolio of biscuits, cookies, rusks, noodles, and breakfast cereals and is a part of the Patanjali group, one of India’s leading FMCG and health and wellness company.

In the past year, Ruchi Soya also forayed into the high growth FMHG segment with the launch of its Nutraceuticals products on the back of a decade of research by the Patanjali Group.

FPO Details

Axis Capital, ICICI Securities and SBI Capital Markets are the book running lead manager for the FPO (“BRLM”). The FPO comprises equity shares of face value of Rs 2 each aggregating to Rs 4,300 crore. The FPO proceeds are proposed to be used for repaying the company’s lenders, supplementing the working capital requirements of the company and other general corporate purposes which will result in further improvement in financial performance

The FPO will open for subscription to the public on Thursday, March 24, 2022 and shall close on Monday, March 28, 2022.

The price band for the Offer has been determined at Rs 615 – Rs 650 per equity share. Investors can bid for a minimum of 21 equity shares and in multiples of 21 equity shares thereafter.


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