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Joyalukkas to raise Rs 650 cr through IPO around June-end

Joyalukkas to raise Rs 650 cr through IPO around June-end
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First Published: Mon, Apr 18 2011. 05 12 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 18 2011. 05 12 PM IST
New Delhi: Retail jewellery chain Joyalukkas on Monday said it will raise up to Rs 650 crore through its initial share sale offer, which is expected around June-end.
The company has already received final observation from capital market regulator Sebi for coming out with an initial public offer (IPO) of 1.8 crore-equity shares.
“We will be coming out with the IPO in two months time and planning to raise up to Rs 650 crore through 26.5% equity dilution,” Joyalukkas chief financial officer Nandakumar T said.
Post the IPO, the promoter’s holding of the company would come down to 73.5%, and the rest would be with public.
Talking about the end use of IPO proceeds Joyalukkas’s managing director Alukkas Varghese Joy said the company will open 14 new outlets in the next 30 months. The company currently has 24 retail outlets pan India, with the recent one being opened in the national capital.
“We will utilise about Rs 420 crore for network expansion, another Rs 120 crore for debt reduction and the remaining for general working capital purpose,” Nandakumar said.
Of the total 14 outlets the company plans to open, four each would be in Kerala and Karnataka, and the remaining six in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Citi and Enam are acting as book running lead managers for the issue, he said.
The company is also engaged in selling textiles, apparels and accessories through its Wedding Centres in Kerala.
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First Published: Mon, Apr 18 2011. 05 12 PM IST