Penna Cement Industries files DRHP to raise Rs 1,550 crore via IPO

Cement producer Penna Cement has filed its draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India for an IPO worth Rs 1,550 crore.

Cement producer Penna Cement has filed its draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India for an IPO worth Rs 1,550 crore.

The public issue comprises a fresh issue of shares worth Rs 1,300 crore and an offer-for-sale by promoters, PR Cement Holdings Ltd of up to Rs 2,500 crore. The company has planned to utilise the net proceeds for repayment of Rs 550 crore of certain borrowings availed by the company-- funding capital expenditure requirements of Rs 105 crore for its Krishnapatnam line II (KP Line II) project, Rs 80 crore towards upgrading its raw grinding and cement mill in Talaricheruvu, Rs 110 crore towards setting up a waste heat recovery plant in Tandur, and Rs 130 crore for setting up Talaricheruvu WHR plant.

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