IPO for project-affected locals: Himalayan Hydropower Limited issuing 9,00,000 units IPO shares from Baisakh 25

Fri, Apr 29, 2022 10:33 AM on IPO/FPO News, Latest,

Himalayan Hydropower Limited (HHL) is issuing its 9,00,000 unit IPO shares to the project-affected locals of Kaski district (Madi VDC) from 25th Baisakh, 2079.

The IPO issue for locals will open from 25th Baisakh - 8th Jestha. If unsubscribed, the issue can be extended up to 26th Jestha, 2079. The interested locals can place their applications for a minimum of 10 units and a maximum of 1,00,000 units.

Global IME Capital Limited has been appointed as the issue manager for the IPO issuance.

The company has registered shares (issued capital) of which 1,09,50,000 shares worth Rs. 1.09 Arba out of which 9,00,000 units will be issued to the project affected locals of Madi Rural Municipality of Kaski District. This is 8.2% of the company's paid-up capital.

Incorporated in December 2004 as a private limited company, Himalayan Hydropower Limited (HHL) was converted into a public limited company in May 2017 to facilitate public participation. The company’s paid-up capital was ~NPR 664 million as of June 2019. The major promoters include Mr. Khom Bahadur K.C. (~20%), Mr. Min Bahadur Khadka Chhetri (~6%) and Mr. Sudhir Yadav (5%), among others. The promoter holding after the proposed IPO issue is expected to dilute to 75%, assuming full subscription. The shares of the company are proposed to be listed on the stock exchange post the proposed IPO. The proceeds from the proposed equity would be utilized for the development of the 11.88MW Namarjun Madi hydroelectric project.

ICRA Nepal has downgraded the issuer rating of Himalayan Hydropower Limited (HHL or the company) to [ICRANP-IR] B+(pronounced ICRA NP issuer rating B plus) from [ICRANP-IR] BB+ (pronounced ICRA NP issuer rating double B plus). Issuers with this rating are considered to have high risk of default regarding timely servicing of financial obligations.

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