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Devyani International Rs 1,838 crore IPO to open on Aug 4; sets price band at Rs 86-90/share

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Investors can bid for a minimum of 165 equity shares and in multiples of 165 equity shares thereafter.

Devyani International Rs 1,838 crore IPO to open on Aug 4; sets price band at Rs 86-90/share
Devyani International, the largest franchisee of Pizza Hut, KFC, and Costa Coffee in India, on Friday fixed a price band of Rs 86-90 a share for its Rs 1,838-crore initial share sale. The three-day initial public offering (IPO) will open for subscription on August 4, and conclude on August 6, the company announced in a virtual press conference.
The IPO consists of a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 440 crore and an offer-for-sale of up to 155,333,330 equity shares by the promoter and existing shareholders. Under the offer-for-sale, Dunearn Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, will offload 6,53,33,330 shares and promoter RJ Corp will sell 9 crore shares.
The offer includes a reservation of up to 5.50 lakh equity shares for the company's employees. Also, 75 percent of the issue size has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs), 15 percent for non-institutional buyers, and the remaining 10 percent for retail investors.
Investors can bid for a minimum of 165 equity shares and in multiples of 165 equity shares thereafter. At the upper end of the price band, the IPO is expected to fetch Rs 1,838 crore.
Proceeds from the fresh issue will be used to retire debt and general corporate purposes. Devyani International is an associate company of RJ Corp, the largest bottling partner of food and beverages (F&B) major Pepsico, and has interests in the Indian retail F&B sector.
The company is the largest franchisee of Yum Brands, operating core brands such as Pizza Hut, KFC, Costa Coffee besides its own brands such as Vaango, Food Street, Masala Twist, Ile Bar, Amreli and Ckrussh Juice Bar. It currently operates 297 Pizza Hut stores, 264 KFC stores, and 44 Costa Coffee as of March 2021 in India.
Devyani International is led by Ravi Kant Jaipuria, promoter of RJ Corp and Virag Joshi, President and CEO, who have been key strategists of the expansion efforts by the company. Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, CLSA India, Edelweiss Financial Services, and Motilal Oswal Investment Advisors are the book running lead managers to the issue.