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Lloyds Metals and Energy Raises Rs.1,200 Crore via QIP at Rs.696 per Share

16 July 20243 mins read by Angel One
Lloyds Metals and Energy raised Rs.1,200 crore via QIP, issuing 1.75 crore shares at Rs.696 each, primarily for establishing a pellet plant and related expansions.
Lloyds Metals and Energy Raises Rs.1,200 Crore via QIP at Rs.696 per Share
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Lloyds Metals and Energy Ltd. has raised Rs.1,200 crore through a Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) of equity shares following the receipt of application forms and funds from eligible, qualified institutional buyers into the escrow account.  Shares of Lloyds Metals & Energy slipped around 2% today, however, the stock price has seen a 24% increase in 2024.

Issue Details

The company allotted 1.75 crore shares at an issue price of Rs.696 per share, which represents a 4.93% discount to the floor price of Rs.732.08 per share. The issue saw interest from institutional investors, including long-only funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies.

Allocation and Investors

Quant Mutual Fund emerged as a major investor, receiving nearly 30% of the shares issued through the QIP. Other notable investors include Shamyak Investment Pvt. Ltd., Authum Investment and Infrastructure, TIMF Holdings, and Santosh Industries. The allocation percentages are as follows:

  • Authum Investment & Infrastructure: 32.29%
  • Quant Mutual Fund: 29.71%
  • TIMF Holdings: 10.57%
  • Shamyak Investment: 5.71%
  • Santosh Industries: 5.71%

Utilization of Funds

The proceeds from the QIP will help in the establishment of a 4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) pellet plant at Konsari, Maharashtra. Additionally, the funds will support the development of an iron ore and grinding unit to produce blast furnace and DRI grade pellets, aligning with the company’s strategy.

Additional Fundraising

In addition to the QIP, the board has approved the issuance and allotment of 4 crore convertible warrants on a preferential basis at Rs.740 each, pending shareholder approval at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) scheduled for July 29, 2024. Of these, 1.5 crore warrants are set aside for the company’s promoters, with the remaining allocated to non-promoter entities. The funds will also help the setup of another 4 MTPA pellet plant, along with additional DRI and power capacities at Chandrapur.

Conclusion: In conclusion, Lloyds Metals and Energy Ltd. is leveraging its QIP to fund expansions, reinforcing its position in the market and setting the stage for growth. Additionally, the company currently maintains a debt-free position, adding to its strong financial health.

Disclaimer: This blog has been written exclusively for educational purposes. The securities mentioned are only examples and not recommendations. It is based on several secondary sources on the internet and is subject to changes. Please consult an expert before making related decisions.

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