Happiest Minds gets Sebi’s nod to launch IPO

IT services firm Happiest Minds Technologies has received markets regulator Sebi’s approval to float initial share-sale. The offer comprises fresh issuance of shares aggregating up to Rs 110 crore and an offer for sale of up to 3.56 crore equity shares, according to the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP).

The company, which filed draft papers with the markets watchdog in June, obtained its observations on August 21, latest update with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) showed.

Sebi’s observations are necessary for any company to launch public issues like initial public offering, follow-on public offers, and rights issues.

The company’s promoter Ashok Soota and CMDB-ll will offer shares through the offer-for-sale route.
Soota was also the founding chairman and managing director of MindTree Ltd. Prior to this, he was also the vice-chairman of Wipro Ltd.

The IT company proposes to utilise the net proceeds from the fresh issue to meet long-term working capital requirement and general corporate purposes.

The company will not receive any proceeds from the offer for sale. The selling shareholders will be entitled to their respective portion of the proceeds of the offer for sale.

ICICI Securities and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) are the manager for the offer.

The Bengaluru-based company’s shares are proposed to be listed on the BSE and the NSE.

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