CreditAccess Grameen Limited is entering the primary market on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, to raise upto Rs. 630 crore via fresh issue of equity shares of Rs. 10 each and an offer for sale (OFS) of upto 1.19 crore equity shares by promoter, both in the price band of Rs. 418 to Rs. 422 per share. Representing 18.70% of the post issue paid-up share capital, total issue size is Rs. 1,131 crore at the upper end of the price band, of which 44% is the OFS portion. The issue closes on Friday, August 10, 2018 and listing is likely on 23rd August.
CreditAccess Grameen is India’s 3rd largest micro finance institution (MFI) providing unsecured loans to women with annual household income upto Rs.1.6 lakh (urban area) and Rs. 1 lakh (rural area), of average ticket size of Rs. 20,000. With asset under management (AUM) of Rs. 4,975 crore (31-3-18) and a deep rural focus (81% customers in rural), 86% of loans provided is for income generating activities, 10% for home improvement and balance for emergency and family welfare. Despite widespread network of 516 branches across 132 districts in 9 Indian States and Union territory, company’s AUM is concentrated in Karnataka (58% of total) and Maharashtra (27%). While other MFIs have converted to banks (Bandhan, Equitas, Ujjivan, Bharat Financial on the verge of merger with Indusind), CreditAccess does not plan to tap the banking route and is comfortable being a standalone MFI.