Sampath Bank, NDB underwrite Sarvodaya IPO
2 years ago
The initial public offering (IPO) of Sarvodaya Development Finance (SDF) will open to the public on 23 November and will comprise an initial issue of 22,727,273 shares raising Rs. 500 million followed by a greenshoe issue of a further 22,727,273 shares for an additional Rs. 500 million. Two of Sri Lanka’s most prominent banks, Sampath Bank and NDB Bank, have underwritten 50% of the initial tranche of the IPO. Shares have been priced at Rs. 22 and SDF intends to raise the entire Rs. 1 billion to part finance its growing loan portfolio and help fulfil its regulatory core capital requirements. SDF will add to the diversity of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) by being the first impact investment opportunity in the non-bank sector and will offer potential investors the opportunity to participate in creating significant social and economic value across all communities in Sri Lanka through the vast network of over 5,400 Sarvodaya societies across the island. In addition to its role as a joint underwriter, NDB Bank is also acting as the Bankers to the Issue. NDB Investment Bank is the sole Financial Advisor and Manager to the IPO. Interested investors can visit ipo.sarvodayafinance.lk to obtain further information pertaining to the IPO and submit their application either online or at designated collection points listed in the prospectus.