Thursday, February 29, 2024

J.G.Chemicals Limited’s Initial Public Offering to open on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, price band set at ₹210/- to ₹221/- per Equity Share

Mumbai, February 29, 2024: J.G.Chemicals Limited, India’s largest zinc oxide manufacturer in terms of production and revenue, has fixed the price band of ₹210/- to ₹221/- per Equity Share of face value ₹10/- each for its maiden initial public offer. The Initial Public Offering (“IPO” or “Offer”) of the Company will open on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, for subscription and close on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Investors can bid for a minimum of 67 Equity Shares and in multiples of 67 Equity Shares thereafter.

The issue consists of a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 1,650 million and an offer for sale (OFS) of up to 3.90 million equity shares by investor selling shareholders. 
Proceeds from the fresh issue to the extent of (A) Rs. 910.58 million will be utilised for investing in JG Chemicals’ Material Subsidiary by way of (i) Rs. 600 million for funding its long-term working capital requirements, (ii) Rs 60.58 million for setting up of a research and development centre at Naidupeta, Andhra Pradesh and (iii) Rs 250.00 million for repayment or pre-payment, in full or in part, of all or certain borrowings availed by the Material Subsidiary; (B) Rs 350.00 million will be utilised for funding the long-term working capital requirements of J.G.Chemicals Limited, and (C) general corporate purposes.

J.G. Chemicals along with its subsidiary are India’s largest zinc oxide manufacturer in terms of production and revenue through French process, with a market share of around 30% as of March 2022. It uses French process for the manufacturing zinc oxide, a dominant production technology for producing zinc oxide adopted by all the major producers in Americas, Europe and Asia. (Source: CARE Report)

It sells over 80 grades of zinc oxide and are among the top ten manufacturers of zinc oxides globally. Companies in the tyre industry in India are the largest consumers of its product. The Company also supplies to leading paints manufacturers, footwear players and cosmetics players in India.

Its product caters to a wide spectrum of industrial applications, including in the rubber (tyre & other rubber products), ceramics, paints & coatings, pharmaceuticals & cosmetics, electronics & batteries, agro-chemicals & fertilizers, speciality chemicals, lubricants, oil & gas and animal feed. 

From Fiscals 2017 to 2021, tyre production in India has grown at a CAGR of 0.32%, according to a CARE Report, whereas in the same period, the company’s volumes have grown at a significantly higher CAGR of 13.32%. Despite the slow growth of the biggest end-use industry customer, it has been able to grow primarily on account of its long-term relationships with tyre companies which have been developed through the products it offers them; its ability to scale up production and quality systems as per the customer requirements.

Centrum Capital Limited, Emkay Global Financial Services Limited, and Keynote Financial Services Limited are the book running lead managers and KFin Technologies Limited is the registrar of the offer. The equity shares are proposed to be listed on the BSE and NSE.

Notes for Reference: 
Issue Size of the IPO based on the upper and lower end of the price band

OFS (39,00,000 equity shares) 

Lower Band (@Rs 210)
Rs 165 crore
Rs 81.90 crore
Rs 246.90 crore

Upper Band (@Rs 221)
Rs 165 crore
Rs 86.19 crore
Rs 251.19 crore

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