Muted response to Power Mech Projects’ IPO on first day, 6.6% subscription

The IPO of Motilal Oswal-backed Power Mech Projects received a muted response from investors on the first day. The issue managed to get a subscription of only 6.6% on the first day of bidding, according to the combined data available from BSE and NSE.

Yesterday, the company made an allotment of 12.8 lakh shares to 7 anchor investors at the higher end of its IPO price band of INR615-640 per share.

Maximum subscription was seen in the retail category where investors bid for 1.92 lakh shares against the 14.9 lakh shares. This resulted in a subscription of 12.9% in the category. Meanwhile, non institutional investors stayed away from the IPO and only 4,220 shares were received in the category. Not a single bid was placed in the qualified institutional buyer (QIB) category on the first day.

Power Mech Projects’ IPO Bidding (as on 7 August 2015)

Sr.No.CategoryNo. of shares offeredNo. of shares bid forSubscription (%)
1Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs)85380000
2Non Institutional Investors64035042200.7
3Retail Individual Investors (RIIs)149415019238012.9


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Analysts at various brokerage houses have sounded positive reviews, although most have highlighted that this is a long term story.

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Krishna Bagra

Coming from a family of investors and financial analysts, Krishna learnt wading through regulatory filings pretty early in her career. At IPO Central, Krishna plays twin roles of contributor and head of research desk. She can also be reached at +krishnabagra .

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