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India’s First Drone Company ideaforge Technology IPO subscribed 13.27 times on Day 2

28th July 2023, Bengaluru: The Indian drone maker company ideaforge Technology IPO was subscribed 13.27 times on the second day of share sale.

The Rs 567.24 crore initial share sale received bids for 6,16,78,386 shares against 46,48,870 shares on offer, according to NSE data.

The category for Retail Individual Investors (RIIs) received 36.36 times subscription, non-institutional investors quota got subscribed 21.59 times and Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) portion 1.34 times.

The Initial Public Offer (IPO) has a fresh issue of up to Rs 240 crore and an offer for sale of up to 4,869,712 equity shares. The IPO is in a price range of Rs 638-672 a share. The grey market is expecting the drone maker to list around Rs 1,217 (Rs 672 + Rs 545), which is 81.10 per cent higher than the IPO’s upper band price of Rs 672 per equity share.

Proceeds from the fresh issuance to the tune of Rs 50 crore will be utilised for debt payment, Rs 135 crore towards funding working capital gap, Rs 40 crore for investment in product development and the remaining amount for general corporate purposes.

Founded in 2007 by three IIT’ians, the Mumbai-based company has the largest operational deployment of indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) across India.

ideaForge has been backed by several marquee ventures and private equity investors, including Qualcomm Asia, Infosys and Celesta Capital.

The drone maker’s customers include the armed forces, central armed police forces, state police departments, disaster management forces, forest departments and civil customers.

JM Financial and IIFL Securities are the managers to the offer.