Shalby to launch Rs 540-cr IPO next week
29/11/2017 09:42
Hospital operator Shalby Ltd. fixed the price band of Rs 245 to Rs 248 for its forthcoming Rs 504 crore initial public offer (IPO), reported PTI.

The issue opens on December 5 and closes on December 7.

The offer comprises a fresh issue of equity shares aggregating up to Rs 480 crore and an offer for sale of up to 10,00,000 equity shares by the selling shareholder.

Proceeds of the IPO will be utilised towards repayment of borrowings availed by the company besides purchasing medical equipment for existing, recently set-up as well as upcoming hospitals, the company said.

"We aim to be one of the leading healthcare service providers in India by expanding the network of hospitals owned and operated through greenfield and brownfield projects, strategic acquisitions and operation and management (O&M) arrangements," Shalby chairman and managing Vikram Shah told reporters.

Shalby has 11 operational hospitals, having an aggregate bed capacity of 2,012 beds in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Indore and Jaipur.

The company has entered into a revenue sharing arrangement with the Mumbai-based Asha Parekh Hospital to construct 175 bed new hospital at a cost of Rs 120 crore.

It is also establishing two new hospitals at Nasik in Maharashtra and Vadodara in Gujarat with 113 beds and 150 beds respectively.

As part of expansion plans, the company also plans expand its hospital network to northern India, eastern India, and north eastern part of the country, Shah said.