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Companies and stocks to track today: Oct 5, 2020

KS Badri Narayanan | Updated on October 05, 2020 Published on October 05, 2020

Scrips likely to see action: Vedanta, Route Mobile, PNC Infratech, Aarti Surfactants, Accelya Solutions

Vedanta delisting opens today

Shareholders and analysts will focus on the response to the delisting offer of Vedanta Ltd that will open for subscription on Monday (October 5) and end on October 9.

The company plans to acquire up to 169.74 crore shares (excluding 3.91 crore ADS representing about 15.65 crore shares as on September 25, 2020) at a floor price ₹87.25 a share.

The holders of the ADS (American Depositary Share) will be able to participate in the delisting offer in the event they chose to convert the ADS into equity shares. In such a case, the size of the delisting offer will be increased accordingly to the extent of the conversion of the ADS into equity shares, the offer letter further said.

Currently, almost 50 per cent is being held by the public. While 467 foreign portfolio investors hold 15 per cent stake, LIC through LIC of India Health Protection Plus Non-Unit Fund holds 6.37 per cent in Vedanta. About 6.8 lakh small retail investors have 6.95 per cent.

After the successful delisting of Hexaware Technologies, which had accepted the higher discovered price of ₹475 for delisting as against ₹264.97 offered by its promoters, the expectation is running high on Vedanta too for a similar move.

Will Vedanta accept the price in case the reverse book building exercise throws up much higher discovered price?

Angel Broking listing to keep other broking stocks in focus

Monday will see the listing of Angel Broking shares on the NSE and BSE. The ₹600-crore IPO, which ended on September 24, was subscribed nearly four times. Angel Broking, first broking company to come out with an IPO in the last ten years, has fixed the issue price at ₹306 a share, at the top end of the price band of ₹305-306.

Angel Broking issue consisted of a fresh issue of ₹300 crore and an offer for sale of ₹300 crore by promoters and investors.

Ahead of IPO, the company had raised ₹180 crore from anchor investors by allotting shares at ₹306 a share. Among them include Goldman Sachs India, Macquarie Fund Solutions, Invesco Trustee, Max Life Insurance company, ICICI Prudential, HDFC Mutual Fund, and Sundaram MF.

As some analysts and marketmen felt that the company has come out with a stiff valuation vis-a-vis other listed companies, the listing will be in focus. If the stock lists with substantial gains, then the positivity will percolate to other brokerages such as Motilal Oswal, ICICI Securities, Geojit, IIFL, Edelweiss Finance and 5Paisa Capital.

Will TeleDNA acquisition benefit Route Mobile?

Route Mobile has acquired key technologies and its related contracts on a slump sale basis for ₹12 crore from TeleDNA Communications Pvt Ltd, which is specialising in the development of telecom related solutions such as MMSC (Multimedia Messaging Service Center), SMSC (Short Message Service Center platforms, SMS HUB and SMS firewa11 headquartered in Bengaluru.

Route Mobile, among the leading cloud communication platform service providers to enterprises, over-the-top players and mobile network operators, recently listed its shares after the successful IPO that saw a huge response from all category of investors.

Rajdipkumar Gupta, Managing Director and Group, Chief Executive Officer, Route Mobile, said, "Post the success of our IPO, we plan to be in line with our vision of inorganic growth... It will enable us to offer a deeper and comprehensive portfolio of products to the telecom operators, which will enable us to fortify our relationship with MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) and drive a strong momentum."

The 15-day-old Route Mobile stock has already doubled from the IPO price of ₹350 and is currently ruling at around ₹785. The stock's has touched high of ₹988 on the NSE since its listing on September 21.

Order win may boost PNC Infratech

PNC Infratech, in a joint venture with SPML Infra, has bagged a letter of award (LoA) for ₹289.93 crore. The project is for construction of Haraulipur group of villages water supply scheme (surface water) and electric/solar based piped ground water supply scheme in Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh, including commissioning and operation & maintenance for ten years. The order is from the State Water & Sanitization Mission, Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department, Uttar Pradesh.

PNC's share in the joint venture is 95 per cent, and the execution of the project has to be completed in 24 months.

The stock may see buying interest on order win even as shareholders will closely monitor the execution of the project.

Open offer to Aarti Surfactants shareholders

Jaya Chandrakant Gogri and Nikhil Holdings Private Ltd have announced an open offer to the public shareholders of Aarti Surfactants to acquire up to 19.72 lakh shares at ₹284 a share, aggregating up to ₹56 crore.

The acquirers had entered into a share purchase agreement with promoters to acquire 6.91 lakh shares, representing 9.12 per cent of fully paid-up equity share capital and voting capital of the company at ₹284 a share. The acquirers have also placed a purchase order with their respective brokers to acquire 7.25 lakh shares, representing 9.56 per cent of the company at a price not exceeding ₹284 a share from promoters through a block deal.

Besides, they have also placed a purchase order with their respective brokers to acquire five lakh shares, representing 6.59 per cent of the company at a price not exceeding ₹284 a share from the open market.

Accelya Solutions: Open offer opens today

Aurora UK Bidco, along with Vista Equity Partners Perennial LP and Vista Equity Partners Perennial A LP, has made an open offer to acquire up to 37.83 lakh shares of Accelya Solutions India (ASI) from all public shareholders of the company, at ₹1,042.99 a share. JM Financial is the manager for the offer.

The open offer represents 25.34 per cent of the voting share of ASI.

Currently, about 18,000 small investors hold an 11.38 per cent stake in the company. SBI Magnum and VLS Finance have 2.07 per cent and 1.75 per cent respectively.

The acquirers had made an open offer in November 2019 at ₹944.19 a share after a global deal.

The acquirer had bought shares from dnata, Warburg Pincus PE XI LP, Warburg Pincus PE XI-B LP, Estera Trust (Jersey) and other shareholders of Accelya TopCo on November 15, 2019, to buy them out. Accelya TopCo indirectly controls Accelya Solutions.

However, the offer did not sail through.

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Published on October 05, 2020
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