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Ortel Communications files RHP for public issue

MUMBAI: Odisha based last mile owner (LMO) Ortel Communications has filed the Red Herring Prospectus (RHP) for a public issue.

Confirming the same to, Ortel Communications president and CEO Bibhu Prasad Rath said, "Yes, the RHP has been filed and the issue is scheduled to open on 3 March."

The company had filed for the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) in September 2014.

The LMO is looking at a primary issue of 60 lakh shares and sale of another 60 lakh share by New Silk Route, which currently owns 35 per cent share in the company.

The IPO, which is being handled by Kotak Mahindra Capital, may raise close to Rs 250 crore. Ortel Communications will be utilising the funds for expansion of its network for providing video, data and telephony services. Additionally the company is also looking at developing its digital cable and broadband services with the infusion of funds.

This issue is being made through the book building process wherein at least 75 per cent of the Issue shall be allotted to qualified institutional bidders (QIBs) on a proportionate basis out of which five per cent of the QIB portion (excluding the anchor investor portion, which shall be allocated on a discretionary basis) shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to mutual funds only, and the remainder shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to all QIB bidders, including mutual funds, subject to valid bids being received at or above the issue price.

Further, not more than 15 per cent of the issue will be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to non-institutional bidders and not more than 10 per cent of the Issue will be available for allocation to retail individual bidders, subject to valid bids being received at or above the issue price.

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