Go Airlines Gets Sebi Nod For Rs 3,600 Crore IPO

Budget provider Go Airlines, which has rebranded itself as ”Go First”, has acquired market regulator Sebi”s go-ahead for an preliminary public supply value Rs 3,600 crore.

The airline plans to garner as much as Rs 3,600 crore by sale of shares, in response to the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP). It additionally plans to boost as much as Rs 1,500 crore by the use of a pre-IPO (Initial Public Offer) placement.

The provider, which filed its preliminary papers for the IPO in May, acquired its observations on August 26, in response to Sebi”s newest replace on processing standing of the draft supply paperwork. The data was up to date on August 27 and made public on Monday.

In Sebi parlance, issuance of observations implies its go-ahead for the IPO. In June, Sebi had stored in abeyance the processing of Go Airlines” draft papers for the preliminary share sale.

From the web IPO proceeds, the airline plans to utilise over Rs 2,015.81 crore in direction of pre-payment or scheduled compensation of all or a portion of sure excellent borrowings, in response to the DRHP.

An quantity of Rs 279.26 crore can be for “replacement of letter of credits, which are issued to certain aircraft lessors towards securing lease rental payments and future maintenance of aircraft, with cash deposit”.

Further, the provider plan to repay dues of Rs 254.93 crore to Indian Oil Corporation for gasoline equipped to it, as per the DRHP.

The Wadia group owns 73.33 per cent stake within the provider whereas the remaining shareholding is with different entities, together with Baymanco Investments Ltd. The latter holds 21.05 per cent stake.

Other are Sea Wind Investment and Trading Company Ltd (3.76 per cent shareholding), Heera Holdings & Leasing Pvt Ltd, Nidhivan Investments & Trading Company Pvt Ltd and Sahara Investments Pvt Ltd — all of the 4 entities have 0.62 per cent stake every within the airline.

Global coordinators and Book Running Lead Managers to the problem are ICICI Securities, Citi and Morgan Stanley.

At current, three scheduled carriers are listed on the home bourses. They are IndiGo, SpiceJet and Jet Airways.

Jet Airways, which shuttered operations in April 2019, is present process insolvency decision course of. In June, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) accredited a decision plan for the airline by Jalan Kalrock consortium. 


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