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L&T Infotech Gets Sebi Clearance for Rs 2,000-Crore IPO

L&T Infotech, a subsidiary of engineering giant Larsen & Toubro, has received capital markets regulator Sebi's approval to float an initial public offering worth Rs 2,000 crore.
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L&T Infotech Gets Sebi Clearance for Rs 2,000-Crore IPO
New Delhi: L&T Infotech, a subsidiary of engineering giant Larsen & Toubro, has received capital markets regulator Sebi's approval to float an initial public offering worth Rs 2,000 crore.

The issue comprises an offer for sale of up to 1,75,00,000 equity shares of face value of Rs 1 each by Larsen & Toubro.

The firm, which had filed draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with Sebi on September 28 seeking permission for an IPO, obtained clearance from capital markets regulator on December 31.

L&T Infotech, IT services unit of engineering & construction major Larsen & Toubro, figures among India's top-10 IT service providers.

Last month, a company official had said that L&T Infotech is looking to raise over Rs 2,000 crore through the initial public offer (IPO) and the public issue is expected to hit the capital markets in the last quarter of 2015-16.

The proceeds will be used to fund its future growth plans, the official had said.

The IT firm, which clocked a revenue of Rs 5,070 crore in the financial year 2014-15, is looking for strategic acquisition opportunities in relation to its IMS business.

The company's revenues, in 2014-15, from continuing operations from North America and Europe constituted 68.6 per cent and 17.9 per cent, respectively.

It is currently looking to pursue strategic acquisitions in Germany and France to enhance capabilities and address gaps in language capability, industry & technical expertise and geographic coverage in these countries.

The issue is being managed by Citigroup Global Markets India, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Barclays Bank Plc and ICICI Securities.

The equity shares offered through the issue are proposed to be listed on BSE and NSE.


 

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