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The IPO of Latent View Analytics opens for public subscription later this week, on November 10. The data and analytics firm has fixed a price band of 190-197 a share for its 600-crore initial share-sale that is scheduled to conclude on November 12.  The lot size is 76 shares. Up to 75% of the issue has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers, 15% for non-institutional investors and the remaining 10 per cent for retail investors.

In the grey market, Latent View Analytics is quoting at a premium or GMP (grey markets premium) of 210, suggesting the possibility of strong demand for the issue, according to market observers.  

Latent View Analytics is a data analytics firm, delivering solutions that help companies drive digital transformation and use data to gain a competitive advantage. 

Link Intime India Private is the registrar of Latent View Analytics and will manage the share allocation and refund. 

Tentative timeline: The share allocation in Latent View Analytics issue is likely to happen on November 16 and allocation on November 22, according to brokerages. 

The IPO comprises fresh issue of equity shares worth 474 crore and an offer of sale of equity shares to the tune of 126 crore by a promoter and existing shareholders.

The proceeds from the fresh issue of shares will be used to fund inorganic growth initiatives; working capital requirements and general corporate purposes.

As a part of the offer for sale, promoter Adugudi Viswanathan Venkatraman will offload shares worth 60.14 crore, shareholder Ramesh Hariharan will sell 35 crore shares and Gopinath Koteeswaran will offload 23.52 crore shares among others.

At present, Venkatraman owns 69.63 per cent stake in the company, Koteeswaran holds 7.74 per cent stake and Hariharan has 9.67 per cent holding in the firm. Axis Capital, ICICI Securities and Haitong Securities India are the book running lead managers to the issue.

Latent View provides services ranging from data and analytics consulting to business analytics and insights, advanced predictive analytics, data engineering and digital solutions. In the year 2020-21, Latent View had clocked revenues of 326 crore, with net profit of 91 crore.

According the the prospectus, the analytics services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19% and poised to touch approximately $68 billion in 2024. India is the top outsourcing destination for analytics, and Indian companies including Multi Service Providers and Pure Play Analytics firms have a share of approximately 40% of the addressed market, it says. 

“We believe Latent View has distinctive product offerings, relevant experience and capabilities to manage customers which aid in driving the company’s revenue and operating efficiencies. The company’s client base includes several marquee enterprises which are engaged in diverse industries across the world, and they have maintained long term relationships with them by providing quality and customized services. Going ahead, the company’s strategy is to put efforts towards innovation, adopt a focused go-to-market strategy to gain visibility, strengthen client base and expand geographic presence. Also, it intends to expand via inorganic growth opportunities. On the financial front, the company’s performance is decent. From a long term perspective, we have a positive view on the company," the brokerage said. 

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