Ittefaq Iron Industries to be listed on PSX soon

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The legacy company of Ittefaq Foundries – Alshafi Group of Companies’ subsidiary Ittefaq Iron Industries Limited (IIIL)  has submitted a draft prospectus for a Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) listing in order to boost its capital. An Initial public offering (IPO) is proposed to be held for high net-worth individuals, institutional investors through Book Building followed by an offer of shares to the general public or retail investors.The Prospectus for issue of shares has been duly cleared by PSX and approved by The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).

The IPO comprises of 41,750,000 ordinary shares of Rs 10/- each which constitutes 31.82% of the total post IPO paid-up capital of the company. The Issue is being made through the book building process at a Floor Price of Rs 12.00 per share. Eligible investors, who can place their bids in the book building process include individual and institutional investors both local and foreign, whose bid amount is not less than Rs 1 million (including a premium of Rs 2.00 per share), whereby 75% of the total issue size i.e. 31,312,500 ordinary shares will be issued through the book building process to eligible investors. The balance 25% of the total issue size i.e. 10,437,500 ordinary shares, will be issued to the general public through retail offer at the strike price determined through the book building process.

In its draft prospectus, the IIIL said that despite reasonable increase in the steel usage, the country still lags behind its regional peers while significant demand of steel products is unmet as per world steel statistics 2016. The country has seen increased construction activities in the wake of  mega projects such as the CPEC, public and private housing schemes, power projects etc and the steel sector is one of the direct beneficiaries of the increased business and economic development taking place in the country.

It is pertinent to mention that Usman Javed, Chief Executive Officer at IIIL is the son of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s cousin, Mian Muhammad Javed Shafi.

The company also revealed that it aims to benefit from the continuously growing demand of steel products and therefore the management of the company has managed to secure various supply contracts based on its strong clientele base and quality of products. The company also declared that it has work underway on many current and future projects including the Orange Line Metro Project, CPEC (Karachi Lahore Motorway, E-4 Motorway, MIS, Gojra Shorkot Motorway, Karot Power Project, Trimmu Barrage, Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme-K IV, Gulpur Power Project, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Neelam Jehlam Power Project, Head Balloki Bhikki Power Project, Gorkin Matiltan HPP Project, Ghotki Feeder Canal Project, Mangla Rehabilitation Project, Mirpur-Azad Kashmir, Haweli Bahadur Shah Power Project, Multan Industrial Estate and 48 MW Jaggran-II HPP, AJK.

The PSX is seeking public comments on the draft prospectus of IIIL until March 14th, 2017.