Mumbai: INOX Leisure Limited (INOX) today announced the successful completion of fundraising of approximately Rs.300 Cr through a Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP). The QIP opened for subscription on 8th June and closed on 11th June, and was over-subscribed by more than 5 times. INOX allotted 96,77,419equity shares with a face value of Rs 10.00 each, to eligible Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) at an issue price of Rs 310per share (including premium).
The QIP saw subscriptions from marquee Indian and global institutional investors. Indian investors included prominent investors like HDFC MF, Aditya Birla Sunlife MF, Nippon Life IndiaMF and ICICI Prudential MF, and Premji Invest. Some of the global investors includedEastspring Investments, Morgan Stanley, and Millenium Management.
Speaking about the response to the QIP, Siddharth Jain, Director – INOX Group said, “We are extremely grateful to the faith that our investors have shown in our business fundamentals, capabilities of our management team, and our quest to curate the best cinema-going experiences in the industry. The incredible response to the QIP has instilled tremendous belief and assurance in us for all our future endeavors. As we tread towards a safer world, thanks to massive vaccination efforts all across the country, we feel empowered and committed to turn around towards our usual business performance and continue to deliver value to our stakeholders. We believe that our innovativeness, coupled with our warm and thoughtful service experience, will prove decisive in the journey ahead. I extend my deepest gratitude towards all the investors for the trust they have bestowed upon us.”
The funds raised through the QIP would be utilized by INOX towards working capital requirements, towards debt repayments including repayment of any existing or future debt incurred for any purpose including for paying off any liability; to meet the current operational expenses; to meet capital expenditure requirements for ongoing and future projects; to sustain growth in the business; for business expansion and to improve the financial leveraging strength of the Company; for investments including amongst others, in subsidiary companies and for general corporate purposes including but not limited to pursuing new business opportunities, acquisitions, alliances, etc.
Edelweiss Financial Services Limited and Axis Capital Limited acted as Book Running Lead Managers to the Issue (collectively, the “Lead Managers”). Khaitan & Co acted as the sole legal counsel to the Issue and Squire Patton Boggs Singapore LLP advised the Lead Managers on selling and transfer restrictions.