Barbeque Nation Hospitality Rs 700 crore IPO to hit markets soon as it gets SEBI nod

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Published: January 15, 2018 7:43:02 PM

Casual dining chain Barbeque-Nation Hospitality has received markets regulator Sebi's approval to raise an estimated Rs 700 crore through initial public offering (IPO).

Barbeque Nation Hospitality Rs 700 crore IPO to hit markets soon as it gets SEBI nod.

Casual dining chain Barbeque-Nation Hospitality has received markets regulator Sebi’s approval to raise an estimated Rs 700 crore through initial public offering (IPO). The company had filed its draft papers with Sebi in
August last year and obtained “observations” from the regulator on January 5, 2018, the latest update with markets
watchdog showed.

Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) ‘observations’ are very important for any company to launch
public offer. Barbeque-Nation Hospitality’s IPO comprises fresh issue of shares worth Rs 200 crore and an offer for sale of up to 6,179,000 equity shares, according to the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP).

The offer includes a reservation of up to 1.5 lakh equity shares for the company’s employees. Proceeds from the issue will be utilised towards setting-up of new Barbeque Nation restaurants in India, repayment of loans, and general corporate purposes.

According to merchant banking sources, the company is expected to raise Rs 700 crore through the IPO. Earlier, the regulator had kept the processing of the company’s proposed IPO in abeyance “pending regulatory action
for past violations”. IIFL Holdings, Edelweiss Financial Services, Jefferies India and SBI Capital Markets are the book running lead managers to the issue.

Barbeque Nation Hospitality, owns and operates Barbeque Nation Restaurants, has steadily grown its owned and operated restaurant network from a single restaurant in 2006-07 to 81 until June 30, 2017.

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