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Business News/ Markets / Ipo/  Keventer Agro files draft papers to raise funds via IPO

MUMBAI: Mandala Capital backed Keventer Agro Ltd has filed a draft red herring prospectus with the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise funds through an initial public offering.

The IPO consists of a fresh issue of 350 crore and an offer for sale of up to 10.77 million shares by Mandala Swede SPV that holds a 6.16% stake in the firm.

The company said in its DRHP that the "(OFS) includes 15.35 million compulsory convertible preference shares, which will be converted up to a maximum of 9.15 million shares prior to the filing of the red herring prospectus with the RoC, solely for the purpose of the offer".

ICICI Securities, Axis Capital and JM Financial are the book running lead managers for the issue.

The proceeds from the issue worth 155 crore will be used to repay debt and 110.76 crore will be used for funding capital expenditure requirements.

As of March 2021, its total income was at 836.03 crore versus 958.25 crore a year ago. Net loss for the period stood at 76.18 crore against a profit of 3.42 crore last year. Adjusted total borrowings were at 236.20 crore.

Kolkata based firm is a leading fast-moving consumer good with interests in packaged, dairy, and fresh food products. Its comprehensive range of products spans across various brands and categories with more than 90 stock keeping units (SKUs) as of Mar 2021 and a presence across the value chain in the fresh, frozen and ambient long shelf life food product categories.

Its franchised brands include Frooti, Appy, Appy Fizz and Bailey in pact with Parle Agro. It has frozen food, UHT milk, milkshakes and bananas under the Keventer brand.

For FY21, the firm had 3,126 distributors and a sales force of 570 employees (including contractual) and sales promoters. It had 4,281 freezers, 2,891 iceboxes and 284 pushcarts in its target markets.

Its business is supported by manufacturing and processing infrastructure comprising a flagship facility at Barasat, West Bengal and food processing units located at Durgapur, Midnapore, Siliguri, Malda and Patna. The company is also in the process of establishing a food processing unit at Ranchi.

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Updated: 10 Aug 2021, 09:38 AM IST
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