Shares of Yes Bank on the BSE closed at  ₹76.55 on Wednesday, up 4.01% from their previous close
Shares of Yes Bank on the BSE closed at 76.55 on Wednesday, up 4.01% from their previous close

Five investors bought nearly two-thirds of the QIP offering in Yes Bank

  • Yes Bank set a floor price of 87.9 apiece for the share sale and plans to use the funds to meet its capital requirements
  • Five investors Societe Generale, Key Square Master Fund, BNP Paribas Arbitrage, HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund and Key Square Master Fund bought nearly two-thirds of the QIP

Mumbai: Private sector lender Yes Bank on Thursday said that five investors bought more than 65.5% of the equity shares offered in its recent qualified institutional placement (QIP) of 1,930.46 crore.

These are Societe Generale (18.75%), Key Square Master Fund LP (16.18%), BNP Paribas Arbitrage (14.43%), HDFC Trustee Company Limited A/C HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund (10.26%) and Key Square Master Fund II LP (5.88%).

“We wish to inform you that the Capital Raising Committee of the board of directors of the bank on 15 August approved the issue and allotment of 231,055,018 equity shares of face value 2 each to the eligible qualified institutional buyers at the issue price of 83.55 per equity share (which takes into account a discount of 4.95%) to the floor price of 87.9 per equity share, aggregating to 19,304 crore," it said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. Following the allotment of shares in this issue, the paid-up capital of the bank stands at 5,100.06 crore consisting of over 2,550 million equity shares of face value of 2 each.

Yes Bank said on 8 August said that it has launched a qualified institutional placement (QIP) offering. A QIP is a capital-raising tool through which listed companies can sell equity shares, fully and partly convertible debentures, or any securities other than warrants that are convertible into stocks, to a qualified institutional buyer.

Mint reported on 8 August that Yes Bank was looking to raise around 2,000 crore through the institutional share sale, citing a person aware of the development.

The lender set a floor price of 87.9 apiece for the share sale and plans to use the funds to meet its capital requirements.

“We intend to use the net proceeds for meeting our capital requirements under Basel III norms, ensuring adequate capital to support growth and expansion, including enhancing our solvency and capital adequacy ratio, refinancing of our Tier 1 and Tier 2 bonds and for general corporate purposes," the bank had said in its filings with stock exchanges.

Shares of Yes Bank on the BSE closed at 76.55 on Wednesday, up 4.01% from their previous close.

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