Narayana Hrudayalaya has received capital market regulator Sebi's approval to raise an estimated Rs 700 crore through an initial public offer (IPO).
The company, on September 29 had filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with Sebi.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) issued its final observations on the draft offer documents on November 27, which is necessary for any company to launch a public offer.
As per the draft papers, Narayana Hrudayalaya's IPO comprises sale of 2.04 crore equity shares by existing shareholders, Devi Prasad Shetty, Shakuntala Shetty, Ashoka Investment Holdings, JP Morgan Mauritius Holdings and Amba Devi Mauritius Holding.
The offer will constitute at least 10 per cent of the post-offer paid up share capital of the company. According to sources, the company is looking to raise an estimated Rs 700 crore through the IPO.
Axis Capital, IDFC Securities and Jefferies will manage the issue and the shares of the company are proposed to be listed on both NSE and BSE. Since the beginning of 2015, as many as 41 companies have filed draft documents with Sebi to float IPOs.
In the same period, the market watchdog gave approval to 32 firms to launch their initial share sale plans, some of which were pending from previous year.
This year, 18 companies have so far launched IPOs and have collectively raised nearly Rs 11,000 crore, making it the best in four years in terms of fund raising through initial share-sale programmes.
In comparison, six IPOs had hit the market in the entire 2014 and together garnered just Rs 1,261 crore, while three firms had launched their public issues in 2013 to mobilise Rs 1,284 crore.