Burger King Garners Rs 364.5 Cr From Anchor Investors Ahead Of IPO

US-based quick service restaurant (QSR) chain Burger King’s Indian arm on Tuesday raised Rs 364.5 crore from anchor investors ahead of its initial share sale that opens for public subscription on Wednesday.

“The IPO committee of the board of directors of the company vide resolution on December 1, 2020, and the promoter selling shareholder in consultation with the…. book running lead managers or BRLMs have finalized allocation of 6,07,50,000 equity shares in aggregate, to anchor investors at the anchor investor allocation price of Rs 60 per equity share,” according to a BSE circular.

At this price, the amount raised by the company stands at Rs 364.5 crore.

The anchor investors include Government of Singapore, Sundaram Mutual Fund, SBI Mutual Fund, Integrated Core Strategies Asia Pte Ltd, HDFC Trustee Company, SBI Mutual Fund and ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.

The chain, which currently operates 268 stores in India, of which eight are franchises mainly located at airports and the rest are company-owned, has fixed the price band of the initial public offering (IPO) at Rs 59-60 per share.

The proposed IPO will see the Indian subsidiary of the US-based Burger King raise Rs 810 crore, comprising a fresh issue of shares amounting to Rs 450 crore.

In addition, promoter entity QSR Asia Pte will sell up to 6 crore shares, aggregating to Rs 360 crore at the upper end of the price band.

The issue, which would open on Wednesday, will close on Friday (December 4).

Currently, the QSR chain employs 4,836 people, including at its restaurants and corporate office.

Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, CLSA India, Edelweiss Financial Services, and JM Financial are the book running lead managers to the issue.

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