Securities Exchange Board of Nepal (SEBON) has added IPO issue of Terhathum Power Company Limited under preliminary review in the latest list of IPO pipeline status published.
The hydropower company is proposing to come out with an IPO of 1,200,000 equity shares with a face value of NPR 100 each, at par to raise capital worth Rs.12 Crore, for the locals of the project affected area and the general public. NIBL Ace Capital has been appointed as the issue manager.
The IPO proceed has been planned to be utilized towards the development of the 7.5-MW Upper Khorunga Small Hydropower Project. ICRA Nepal has assigned a rating of [ICRANP] IPO Grade 4+ to the proposed IPO of Terhathum Power Company Limited (TPCL), indicating below-average fundamentals.
Incorporated in August 16, 2009 as a private limited company, Terhathum Power Company Limited (TPCL) was converted to a public limited company on June 21, 2018. The paid-up capital of the company as of mid-July 2019 was NPR 280 million, which is 100% promoter held. After the proposed IPO, the same would reach to NPR 400 million and would be held in a ratio of 70:30 by the promoters and the public. The major shareholders include Mr. Mohan Kumar Dangi (8%), Mr. Bhupati Lal Shrestha (4%), Mr. Ganesh Prasad Kattel (4%), Mr. Pramod Shrestha (3%), Mr. Bijay Sambhample (3%), Mr. Dharma Raj Khadka (3%), Mr. Lachhuman Tiwari (3%), Mr. Shiva Nath Khapung (3%), Mr. Bhawani Prasad Khapung (3%), Mr. Yadav Khapung (2%) and Mr. Mohit Dangi (2%). The rest of the ~65% shares are held by 275 individual shareholders.