News Digest

27 December 2017
Biscuit maker Anmol Industries planning IPO in 201

Kolkata-based cookies and biscuits maker Anmol Industries Ltd plans to list in 2018 and has started work on an initial public offering (IPO), three people aware of the development said. “Anmol Industries is eyeing an IPO in the coming year. They have already appointed two domestic investment bankers for working on the IPO prospectus, which they are looking at filing with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) by March next year,” said one of the three people cited above, requesting anonymity as he is not authorized to speak with the media. According to the second person cited above, the company will raise under Rs1,000 crore through the IPO. He too requested anonymity. “The exact quantum of the fund-raise is still under discussion, but they will raise less than a thousand crore in the IPO. The IPO will be a mix of primary and secondary share sales. The company is looking at a valuation of around Rs4,000-5,000 crore,” he said. In an email response to queries on its IPO plan, the company said, “We are constantly evaluating options for raising funds. We are unable to comment on any further details on the IPO at this stage.” Anmol Industries, led by Baijnath Choudhary, was formed when two business units—Anmol Bakers Ltd, which operated in north India and Anmol Biscuits Ltd, which marketed the brand in eastern India—merged.

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