Macrotech Developers (formerly known as Lodha Developers) share sale via initial public offering (IPO) witnessed weak demand as the issue was only subscribed 0.35 times or 35 per cent by the end of second day of subscription, data from the National Stock Exchange showed. Macrotech Developers received a total of 1,26,56,070 bids for 3,64,18,219 shares on offer. A total of 35,44,590 bids were received at the cut-off price, the NSE data showed.
Retail investors were showing lack of demand for the issue as the portion reserved for them was subscribed 12 per cent while portion reserved for qualified institutional buyers was subscribed 63 per cent.
Macrotech Developers, formerly known as Lodha Developers is planning to raise Rs 2,500 crore via IPO and is selling shares in the price band of Rs 483-486 per share. The shares are likely to be listed on the BSE and NSE on April 22, 2021.
Investors can bid for a minimum one lot of 30 shares, translating into the minimum application size of Rs 14,580 per lot at the higher end of the price band. The maximum application size per individual is 13 lots.
The company plans to use the IPO proceeds to pare its debt obligations and buy land for future growth.
The Macrotech IPO will be the largest property public issue after DLF, which went public in the year 2007. Its listed peers include DLF, Godrej Properties, Oberoi Realty, Sobha and Sunteck Realty.
Macrotech was founded by billionaire Mangal Prabhat Lodha in Mumbai. The company is primarily engaged in affordable residential real estate developments and in 2019, it entered into the development of logistics, industrial parks and commercial real estate. It is also known for luxury projects such as Trump Towers in Mumbai and Grosvenor Square in London.