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Manoj Jayaswal-promoted Abhijeet Power withdraws IPO plans

PTI  New Delhi, October 04, 2012
First Published: 15:05 IST(4/10/2012) | Last Updated: 15:06 IST(4/10/2012)

Abhijeet Power, whose promoter and group chairman Manoj Jayaswal has come under the CBI scanner in connection with the controversial coal block allocation, has withdrawn its IPO plans to raise Rs. 1,375 crore.

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The proposed IPO (Initial Public Offer) by Abhijeet Power Limited was withdrawn through a letter dated September 25, 2012, as per the latest update provided by the market regulator Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India).

Sebi had received draft offer documents for the proposed IPO on June 30, 2011, through lead manager of the issue DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd.

However, the draft offer documents for the IPO have been "withdrawn by LM (DSP Merrill Lynch) vide letter dated September 25, 2012," Sebi said.

Any company looking to raise funds through sale of shares to the public investors by way of instruments like IPOs need to get a clearance from Sebi for the same.

Sebi did not disclose the reasons for withdrawal of the offer documents, while the company's spokesperson could be reached for comments despite repeated attempts.

The company's group chairman Manoj Jayaswal and some other entities have come under the CBI scanner in connection with the probe into coal block allocation by the government.

The promoters of Abhijeet Power include Manoj Jayaswal, Abhijeet Mining Ltd and Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd.

As per the documents filed with Sebi, the company was looking to sell shares worth Rs. 1,375 crore in the IPO.

Besides, it had also said that the company might issue and allot up to 14.8 crore shares to its promoter, Abhijeet Mining Ltd, at a price of  Rs. 15 per share on preferential basis.

The company was also considering a Pre-IPO placement of up to 33.33 crore shares with various investors for an amount up to Rs. 500 crore.

Abhijeet Power is currently developing three thermal power projects with a combined installed capacity of 2,671.6 MW in the states of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Bihar.


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