Yes Bank FPO subscribed 95% on final day of issue

Mumbai: On the last day of Yes Bank’s Rs 15,000-crore follow on public offer (FPO), that is on Friday, the issue was subscribed by as much as 95 percent. As per SEBI rules, companies need a minimum subscription of 90 percent of the issued amount on the date of closure to go ahead or return the application amount received for subscription on failing to do so.

Yes Bank’s FPO received bids for 11.88 billion shares against issue size of 12.51 billion shares offered, according to data on NSE. The issue was well received by institutional investors but lacked interest among HNIs and retail investors.

The portion reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIB) was subscribed over 100 percent while the segments meant for high net-worth investors and retail buyers were subscribed just 63 percent and 43 percent, respectively.

Some of the institutional investors that participated in the deal include State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corp of India, IIFL, Edelweiss, Bajaj Allianz, HDFC Life, Punjab National Bank, HDFC MF, Union Bank, Bajaj Holdings, Avendus Wealth Management, IFFCO Tokio General Insurance, Norges fund, Millennium Management Global, Aurigin Capital, Exodus Capital, Wellington Capital, Jane Street Capital, said a Mint report citing an unnamed person advising the bank on the issue.

While the bank has managed to raise only Rs14,267 crore out of its total target of Rs 15,000 crore, the shortfall is likely to be funded by SBI, the report added. Another unnamed person, also advising the bank, told Mint that the non-subscribed portion of the FPO would be allotted to SBI Capital Markets, who had agreed to underwrite Rs 3000 crore worth of shares at a price equal to the lower end of the price band.

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