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Ahead of the initial public offer (IPO) subscription opening tomorrow, Anand Rathi Wealth Ltd, part of Mumbai-based financial services group Anand Rathi, today raised 194 crore from anchor investors.

The company has decided to allocate 35.25 lakh equity shares to 12 anchor investors at 550 apiece, valuing the transaction size at 194 crore, according to a BSE circular.

Of the total allocation, around 85% of the total anchor book size were given to mutual fund houses, amounting to 173 crore.

SBI Mutual Fund (MF), ICICI Prudential MF, Franklin Templeton MF, DSP MF, Kotak MF, Invesco MF, Canara Robeco MF, Nippon India MF, Abakkus, Quant MF, MK Cohesion, Rajasthan Global are among the investors that participated in the anchor book.

The initial share-sale is entirely an offer for sale (OFS) of 1.2 crore equity shares by promoters and existing shareholders.

The OFS consists of sale of 92.85 lakh equity shares by Anand Rathi Financial Services, and 3.75 lakh equity shares each by Anand Rathi, Pradeep Gupta, Amit Rathi, Priti Gupta, Supriya Rathi, Rawal Family Trust, and Feroze Azeez, and 90,000 equity shares by Jugal Mantri.

The issue includes a reservation of 2.5 lakh equity shares for employees. The issue opens for public subscription on December 2 and will conclude on December 6.

Price band for the issue has been fixed at 530-550 apiece. The public issue is expected to fetch 660 crore at the upper end of the price band. Half of the issue size has been reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs), 15 per cent for non-institutional investors, while the 35 per cent has been set aside for retail investors.

Investors can bid for a minimum of 27 equity shares and in multiples of thereafter. Anand Rathi Wealth operates in the financial services industry with a focus on mutual fund distribution and sale of financial products.

The company commenced activities in fiscal 2002 and is an AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds of India) registered mutual fund distributor. It has evolved into providing well researched solutions to its clients through a mix of wealth solutions, financial product distribution and technology solutions.

Since March 31, 2019 until August 31st this year, the company's Asset Under Management (AUM) has grown at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 22.74 per cent to 302.09 billion.

Till August this year, the company's flagship Private Wealth vertical catered to 6,564 active client families across the country. In addition to the Private Wealth vertical, the company has two new age technology led business verticals-- Digital Wealth and Omni Financial Advisors.

Equirus Capital Private Limited, BNP Paribas, IIFL Securities Limited and Anand Rathi Advisors Limited have been appointed as the merchant bankers to advise the company on the IPO. The equity shares of the company will be listed on BSE and NSE.

Earlier in September 2018, the company had filed draft papers with Sebi to raise 425 crore through an IPO. However, the firm later withdrew its proposed public issue.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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