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Mumbai: Surat-based specialty chemicals company Anupam Rasayan India Ltd on Wednesday raised Rs. 225 crore from anchor investors, ahead of its initial share-sale, which will open for public subscription on Friday.

A total of 4.05 million shares have been allocated to 15 anchor investors at 555 per share, which is the upper end of the price band. At this price, the company mopped up 224.70 crore, according to a circular uploaded on the BSE website.

Among the investors that have been allocated shares are Birla MF, Nomura Asset Management, Fidelity International, Sundaram MF, SBI Life, IIFL Special Opportunities Fund, Malabar and Max Life.

The Anchor book saw participation from multiple pools of capital including Foreign Portfolio Investors, Domestic Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies and AIFs. Also, the book saw participation from investors across the globe including India, Asia, UK and US.

The company has fixed a price band of 553-555 per share for its 760-crore initial share-sale comprises of a complete fresh issuance of equity shares, to open for public subscription on March 12 and conclude on March 16.

The share sale includes a reservation of up to 220,000 shares for subscription by eligible employees. 50% of the net issue is reserved for qualified institutional investors, a minimum of 35% for retail investors and 15% for high net worth individuals.

The proceeds from the issue will be used to pay off 556.20 crore in debt.As of 30 September, the company had a total debt of 814.48 crore.

Anupam Rasayan creates specialty chemicals catering to sectors like agrochemical, personal care and pharmaceutical sectors, which in FY20 accounted for 95.37% of its revenues and “other specialty chemicals" and polymer additives contributed the balance.

It has six manufacturing facilities based in Gujarat—four located in the notified industrial estate at Sachin and two in the notified industrial estate at Jhagadia.

The company's issue is being managed by Axis Capital, Ambit Private, IIFL Securities and JM Financial are the book running lead managers.

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