Mumbai, January 04, 2018: Lemon Tree Hotels has received capital market regulator SBEI’s go ahead to float an initial public offering (IPO).

The company had filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI in September and obtained its ”observations ”on December 22, which is necessary for any company to launch public offer, latest update with the regulator showed.

Lemon Tree Hotels’ public offer comprises sale of up to 195,797,000 equity shares by the existing shareholders, including Maplewood, Whispering Resorts, Palms International and RJ Corp. The offer will constitute up to 24.90 per cent of the post-offer paid up equity share capital of the company,draft papers said.

The public issue is aimed at achieving the benefits of listing the equity shares on stock exchanges. ”Our company expects that listing of the equity shares will enhance our visibility and brand image and provide liquidity to our shareholders. Listing will also provide a public market for the equity shares in India,” the company said in the DRHP.

Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, CLSA India, J P Morgan India and YES Securities will mange the company’s public issue. The equity shares are proposed to be listed on the BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

United News Of India