Astron Paper and Board Mill Limited, which is engaged in manufacturing of kraft paper, is launching its initial public offering. The Issue opens on December 15, 2017 and closes on December 20, 2017, with a price band of Rs. 45/- to Rs. 50/- per Equity Share of face value of Rs. 10 each.
The IPO comprises of an offering up to 1,40,00,000 equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 each of the Company. The issue also comprises of reservation of upto 7,00,000 equity shares for subscription by Eligible Employees (the “employee reservation portion”).
The Company proposes to utilize the Net Proceeds towards (i) Setting up of additional facility for manufacturing of Kraft Paper with lower GSM ranging from 80 to 180 GSM and lower B.F ranging from 12 B.F to 20 B.F., (ii) Part repayment of unsecured loan, (iii) Funding the working capital requirements of the Company and (iv) General corporate purposes.
In terms of Rule 19(2)(b)(i) of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, as amended (the “SCRR”) the Issue is being made for at least 25% of the post-Issue paid-up Equity Share capital of the Company.
The Issue is being made through the Book Building Process, in compliance with Regulation 26(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009, as amended the (“SEBI ICDR Regulations”) wherein 10% of the Net Issue will be allocated on a proportionate basis to Qualified Institutional Buyers (“QIBs”)(the “QIB Category”). Further, 5% of the QIB Category shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Mutual Funds only and the remainder shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to QIBs including Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received from them at or above the Issue Price.
Further, not less than 55% of the Net Issue will be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Non-Institutional Investors and not less than 35% of the Net Issue will be available for allocation to Retail Individual Investors, in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations, subject to valid Bids being received at or above the Issue Price.
Pantomath Capital Advisors Private Limited is the Book Running Lead Manager to the Issue. The Registrar to the Issue is Link Intime India Private Limited.
The Equity Shares of Astron Paper and Board Mill Limited are proposed to be listed on the NSE and BSE.