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Paras Defence makes strong market debut, lists with over 171% premium


The Paras Defence IPO was open for subscription from September 21 to September 23 and saw a massive response from investors.

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2021 11:27 AM IST

Paras Defence shares made a stellar market debut on Friday, listing at a 171 per cent premium to the issue price, despite a weak market momentum. Paras Defence and Space Technologies stock listed at 475 apiece, up 171.42 per cent or 300 per share from the issue price of 175 per share. Paras Defence share was stuck in the upper circuit of 5 per cent, reaching 498.75 against the opening price of 475 on BSE. On NSE, Paras Defence share opened at 469. The market cap of the Mumbai-based company rose to 1,945.13 crore on BSE.

The Paras Defence IPO was open for subscription from September 21 to September 23 and saw a massive response from investors. During the three-day bidding process, Paras Defence IPO was subscribed 304 times. Paras Defence IPO included a fresh issue of up to  140.6 crore and an offer for sale of up to 17,24,490 equity shares. The initial share sale’s price range was fixed at  165-175 apiece. The company garnered a little over  51 crore from anchor investors ahead of its IPO. It has said proceeds of the fresh issue will be used to fund capital expenditure requirements, to support incremental working capital needs, and repayment or prepayment of loans availed by it.

Paras Defence caters to defence and space optics, defence electronics, EMP protection solutions and heavy engineering. Paras Defence is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, and testing a wide range of defence and space engineering products and solutions. The company’s business is highly dependent on projects and programmes that are undertaken by the central government and associated entities, such as defence public sector undertakings and government organisations involved in space research.

(With agency inputs)

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