HYDERABADMUMBAI: In what is likely one of the first Chinese majority-owned corporations to eye a listing on the Indian stock exchanges, Hyderabad-based Gland Pharma has filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with Sebi. The company needs to raise over Rs 1,250 crore by way of an initial public offering (IPO).

The DRHP filing comes lower than a month after the Galwan Valley warfare between Indian and Chinese troops left 20 Indian soldiers useless and resulted throughout the Indian govt banning 59 Chinese apps.

In addition to the new issue of shares, the promoters plan to offer up to 3.48 crore shares to most of the people, at the side of 1.93 crore shares held via Fosun Pharma, up to a bit of over 1 crore shares held by way of Gland Celsus Bio Chemicals, 35 lakh shares via Empower Discretionary Trust and 18.74 lakh shares by way of Nilay Discretionary Trust.

The fresh issue and the availability in the marketplace together is anticipated to take the IPO measurement to spherical Rs 3,000 crore, property mentioned, together with that post-offer most of the people shareholding throughout the corporate is anticipated to be about 25%. Gland Pharma plans to use the proceeds of the IPO to fund its incremental working capital, capital expenditure needs, and for commonplace corporate purposes.

Chinese pharma large Fosun Pharma (Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group) holds 74% stake in Gland by way of Fosun Singapore. Fosun Pharma’s acquisition of Gland Pharma in October 2017 was the one largest Chinese investment in India at round $1.1 billion when it was made.

Initially, Fosun wanted to procure a bit of over 86% stake in Gland alternatively was pressured to scale it proper right down to 74% after the Indian govt flagged issues over proprietary era complicated by way of the Indian corporate going into the arms of a Chinese pharma company.

This came about in August 2017 when India and China had been locked in a border standoff at Doklam. The investment proposal was actually helpful to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs by way of the erstwhile Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in April 2017.

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