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Bharti Hexacom issue opens today at ₹542-570 price band

The ₹4,275-crore initial public offering of Bharti Hexacom opens for public subscription today at a price band of ₹542-570 a share. The IPO closes on April 5 (Friday). The minimum lot size for an application is 26 shares.

The entire issue is an offer-for-sale of 7.5 crore shares by Telecommunications Consultants India, the lone public shareholder in Bharti Hexacom, which is diluting its 15 per cent stake. Promoter Bharti Airtel owns a 70 per cent stake in the company.

More than 75 per cent of the net issue is reserved for QIBs, while the respective retail and NII (HNI) quotas are 10 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively.

As part of the IPO process, Bharti Hexacom raised ₹1,923.75 crore from anchor investors on Tuesday by allocating 3.37 crore shares to anchor investors at ₹570 a share.

In all, 97 institutional investors, including some marquee names such as Blackrock Global Funds, Pictet, Smallcap World Fund, Capital Group, American Funds, Fidelity Funds and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, participated in the anchor book.

Among the others were Stichting Depository APG, Aberdeen, Schroder International, Treasurer of the State of North Carolina Equity Investment Fund, BNP Paribas Trust Services Singapore, Eastspring Investments, Morgan Stanley and HSBC.

Domestic fund houses, including SBI Mutual Fund, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, HDFC Mutual Fund, Aditya Birla Sun Life Trustee, Axis Mutual Fund, Kotak Mutual Fund, Nippon Life India, Mirae Asset, UTI Mutual Fund, Franklin, Tata Mutual Fund, DSP Mutual Fund, Whiteoak Capital, Sundaram Mutual Fund, Bandhan Mutual Fund, and PGIM India, also participated in the anchor.

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