Digital lender Fincare Small Finance Bank has received SEBI’s approval to obtain Rs. 1,330 crores via its initial public offering.
It had filed for its IPO with the market regulator in May and received the ‘observations’ from the market regulating body on 28 July.
These observations from SEBI are essential for every firm that wishes to go for IPO, rights issue, or follow-on public offer.
Fincare is a Bengaluru-based micro-financing company that began its journey in 2017. Before becoming a small finance bank, Fincare carried out its businesses through Disha Microfin and Future Financial services.
Gujarat-based Disha Microfin offered microloans to the female population of western India. Future Financial Services was focused on the southern region.
In 2017, Fincare SFB obtained its banking license from RBI, and today, it provides a wide range of banking services to over 25 lakh customers. Its offerings comprise fixed deposits, savings accounts, recurring deposits, gold loans, two-wheeler loans, cash overdrafts, microloans, and more.
The majority of stakes at Fincare belong to Future Financial Services. However, the parent firm wishes to trim down its stake from 78.57% to 40% over a period of 3 – 5 years. Other prominent promoters of Fincare SFB include True North Fund, Wagner, and Omega TC Holdings.
Fincare comes with a robust and consistently impressive financial record. It enjoyed the highest growth rate among competitors of comparable sizes till 2020. In addition, the loan book of the bank witnessed a massive jump from Rs. 2,154.37 crores to Rs. 5,547.58 crores within just 2 years.
Fincare managed to become the best-performing small finance bank along with having the best ROA and ROE in the last financial year.
According to its DRHP, the IPO will comprise a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs. 300 crores. In addition, there would be an OFS (Offer for Sale) of Rs. 1,000 crores by its promoter, Fincare Business Services Ltd. This offer will also include a reservation for subscriptions by Fincare employees.
Fincare will use the proceeds from its IPO for the following purposes:
The IPO date isn’t fixed yet. However, analysts expect the IPO to begin anytime around late 2021. More details about the price band, face value, a minimum and maximum lot will be available as and when released by Fincare.
SEBI’s approval will definitely set the ball rolling for Fincare’s initial public offering. Those interested in this IPO can stay updated with the latest developments through Angel One blogs.
Axis Capital, SBI Capital Markets, ICICI Securities, and IIFL Securities are merchant bankers to this IPO.
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