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SENCO GOLD LIMITED: INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING TO OPEN ON JULY 04, 2023

Staff Reporter –

Senco Gold Limited (the “Company”) proposes to open for subscription an initial public offering of equity shares of face value of ₹ 10 each (“Equity Shares”) aggregating up to ₹ 4,050 million (“Offer”) on Tuesday, July 04, 2023. The initial public offering comprises a fresh issue of equity shares aggregating up to ₹ 2,700 million (“Fresh Issue”) and an offer for sale by SAIF Partners India IV Limited (the “Selling Shareholder”) of equity shares aggregating up to ₹ 1,350 million (the “Offer for Sale”). The anchor investor bidding period is Monday, July 03, 2023. The Offer will close on Thursday, July 06, 2023.
The Price Band of the Offer has been fixed from ₹ 301 to ₹ 317 per equity share. Bids can be made for a minimum of 47 equity shares and in multiples of 47 equity shares thereafter.
The Company proposes to utilize the net proceeds of the Fresh Issue towards funding working capital requirement of the Company which is estimated to be ₹ 1,960 million and balance amount towards general corporate purposes. (the “Objects of the Issue”)
The Equity Shares are being offered through the red herring prospectus (“RHP”) of the Company dated June 27, 2023 filed with Registrar of Companies, West Bengal at Kolkata (“ROC”) and are proposed to be listed on BSE Limited (“BSE”) and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (“NSE”). For the purposes of the Offer, the NSE is the Designated Stock Exchange.
The Offer is being made in terms of Rule 19(2)(b) of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, as amended (“SCRR”), read with Regulation 31 of the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018, as amended (the “SEBI ICDR Regulation”). The Offer is being made in accordance with Regulation 6(1) of the SEBI ICDR Regulations, through the Book Building Process wherein not more than 50% of the Offer shall be allocated on a proportionate basis to Qualified Institutional Buyers (“QIBs”) (“QIB Portion”), provided that our Company and SAIF Partners India IV Limited (the Selling Shareholder) in consultation with the BRLMs (defined below) may allocate up to 60% of the QIB Portion to Anchor Investors on a discretionary basis in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations (“Anchor Investor Portion”), out of which one-third shall be reserved for domestic Mutual Funds only, subject to valid Bids being received from domestic Mutual Funds at or above the Anchor Investor Offer Price, in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations. In the event of under-subscription or non-allocation in the Anchor Investor Portion, the balance Equity Shares shall be added to the Net QIB Portion. Further, 5% of the Net QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Mutual Funds only, and the remainder of the Net QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to all QIB Bidders, including Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received at or above the Offer Price. However, if the aggregate demand from Mutual Funds is less than 5% of the Net QIB Portion, the balance Equity Shares available for allocation in the Mutual Fund Portion will be added to the remaining Net QIB Portion for proportionate allocation to QIBs.

Further, not less than 15% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Non-Institutional Bidders out of which (a) one third of such portion shall be reserved for applicants with application size of more than two lakh rupees and up to ten lakh rupees; and (b) two third of such portion shall be reserved for applicants with application size of more than ten lakh rupees, provided that the unsubscribed portion in either of such sub-categories may be allocated to applicants in the other sub-category of non-institutional bidders and not less than 35% of the Offer shall be available for allocation to Retail Individual Bidders (“RIBs”) in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations, subject to valid Bids being received at or above the Offer Price.

All potential Bidders (except Anchor Investors) are required to mandatorily utilise the Application Supported by Blocked Amount (“ASBA”) process providing details of their respective ASBA accounts, (including UPI ID in case of UPI Bidders), if applicable, in which the corresponding Bid Amounts will be blocked by the SCSBs or under the UPI Mechanism, as applicable, to participate in the Offer. Anchor Investors are not permitted to participate in the Offer through the ASBA process. For further details, see “Offer Procedure” on page 403 of the RHP.

IIFL Securities Limited, Ambit Private Limited and SBI Capital Markets Limited are the Book Running Lead Managers (“BRLMs”) to the Offer.
Note to Editor:

Senco Gold Limited is a pan-India jewellery retail player with a history of more than five decades and have a fourth-generation entrepreneur in the jewellery industry as the Promoter. It is the largest organised jewellery retail player in the eastern region of India based on number of stores and among eastern India based jewellery retailers, it has the widest geographical footprint in non-eastern states (Source: CRISIL Report). Senco has been consistently in the league of most trusted jewellery brands and has improved its ranking from 4th most trusted jewellery brand by TRA’s Brand Trust Report 2017 to 2nd most trusted jewellery brand by TRA’s Brand Trust Report 2020.
Senco’s fund based working capital facilities have been assigned a rating of “ICRA A” with a stable outlook for long term facilities and a rating of “ICRA A2+” for short term facilities and its fixed deposit program has been assigned a rating of “ICRA A” with a stable outlook by ICRA Limited.

As on March 31, 2023, Senco has 136 showrooms, which have a total area of approximately 409,882 sq. ft., in 96 cities and towns over 13 states across India. Some of its Franchisee Showrooms are located in areas other than metros and tier-I, providing it greater reach in tier-II locations.
Senco’s established ‘franchise’ model continues to promote asset-light growth for the company, while reducing the capital expenditure (capex) requirement and enabling faster expansion.
The Company primarily sells gold and diamond jewellery and also sell jewellery made of silver, platinum and precious and semi-precious stones and other metals. It offers a diverse jewellery collection, which includes gold jewellery, diamond jewellery, platinum jewellery and studded jewellery of various forms, across various price points (ranging from approximately ₹ 2,000 to approximately ₹ 500,000) to maximise the customer base.
Senco has posted consistent revenue growth, profitability and return on equity from FY21 to FY23.
Its other offerings also include costume jewellery, gold and silver coins and utensils made of silver. Its products are sold under the “Senco Gold & Diamonds” tradename, through multiple channels, including the 75 Company Operated Showrooms and 61 Franchisee Showrooms (as on March 31, 2023) (including four franchisee owned and Company operated Showrooms) and various online platforms, including the website www.sencogoldanddiamonds.com.
Senco’s strategy of operating through multiple channels enables it to allocate capital as required, as it continues to expand geographic presence and work towards an omni channel network. With a catalogue offering more than 120,000 designs for gold jewellery and more than 69,000 designs for diamond jewellery, it offers a large variety of designs of handcrafted jewellery, most of which are designed and manufactured in-house by its designers in close collaboration with skilled local craftsmen (generally termed Karigars) in Kolkata and across the country.
Machine made light weight jewellery in gold and diamonds are also manufactured at its manufacturing facility based on designs prepared by its inhouse designers and also sourced from third partner manufacturing vendors.
Disclaimer:
SENCO GOLD LIMITED is proposing, subject to applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offer of its Equity Shares and has filed the RHP with RoC on June 27, 2023. The RHP shall be available on the website of SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in, the websites of the Stock Exchanges i.e., BSE and NSE at www.bseindia.com and www.nseindia.com, respectively, and the websites of the BRLMs, i.e., IIFL Securities Limited, Ambit Private Limited and SBI Capital Markets Limited at www.iiflcap.com, www.ambit.co and www.sbicaps.com, respectively. Potential Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to such risk, please see the section entitled “Risk Factors” on page 31 of the RHP. Potential investors should not rely on the DRHP filed with SEBI for making any investment decision.
The Equity Shares offered in the Offer have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any state securities laws in the United States, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and in accordance with any applicable U.S. state securities laws. Accordingly, the Equity Shares are being offered and sold only outside the United States in ‘offshore transactions’ as defined in, and in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act and the applicable laws of the jurisdictions where such offers and sales are made.

 

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