Galaxy Surfactants IPO subscribed by more than 4 times on Day 2; strong demand from QIBs

By: | Published: January 30, 2018 6:07 PM

India’s leading specialty ingredients manufacturer, Galaxy Surfactants Initial Public Offer (IPO) , got subscribed by more than 4 times as at the end of day 2, backed by heavy demand from institutional investors. The issue received total bids for 1.83 crore shares as against the total issue size of 44.32 lakh shares.

budget 2018, budget date, budget 2018 india, India budget, Union budget 2018, budget 2018 expectations, Economic Survey prediction about stock market, stock market prediction, Economic Survey forecastGalaxy Surfactants IPO received total bids for 1.83 crore shares as against the total issue size of 44.32 lakh shares as at the end of day 2, implying a subscription of more than 4 times. (Image: Reuters)

India’s leading specialty ingredients manufacturer, Galaxy Surfactants Initial Public Offer (IPO) , got subscribed by more than 4 times as at the end of day 2, backed by heavy demand from institutional investors. The issue received total bids for 1.83 crore shares as against the total issue size of 44.32 lakh shares, implying a subscription of more than 4 times. The QIBs portion received bids for 1.38 crore shares as against 12.66 lakh shares reserved for them, implying demand of more than 10 times their reserved portion.

The retail investor category registered the next highest demand, as investors from the category bid for 43.23 lakh shares as against 22.16 lakh shares reserved for the category, implying a subscription of nearly 2 times the shares reserved for them. The non-institutional investor portion registered the least demand, and investors from the category bid for a total of just about 18% of the total shares reserved for them.  

Galaxy Surfactants Initial Public Offer (IPO) to raise up to Rs 937 crore opened for subscription today. Galaxy Surfactants IPO is a complete offer for sale, in which the promoters are looking to sell 63.32 lakh equity shares.At the higher end of the price band, issue would be worth Rs 937 crore. The OFS is being done by some of its pre-issue investors and promoters. The company has set a price band of Rs 1,470-1480 for the issue. The issue will remain open till  31st January 2018. Bids can be made in minimum lot of 10 equity shares and in multiples of 10 shares thereafter.

The promoters shareholding will fall by 6% post issue to 71% from 77% pre issue. According to Galaxy Surfactants IPO prospectus, the objects of the offer are to achieve the benefits of listing the equity shares on the stock exchanges and the sale of equity shares by the selling shareholders.

Angel Broking has a subscribe rating on the issue given the growth potential of the company. “At the upper end of the price band, the P/E multiple works out be 36x (pre issue equity base) of FY17 EPS. The company has seen 25% CAGR in the last 3 years in earnings. We expect the company to maintain a 20%+ growth trajectory in the coming few years, considering growing personal care markets, its increasing product offerings and geographies. We recommend ‘SUBSCRIBE’ on the issue for a mid-to-long term period,” noted Angel Broking.

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