Sterling & Wilson Solar files for Rs 4,500 crore-IPO with SEBI

The company’s revenue from operations in the first nine months of 2018-19 went up by  83 % to Rs 5,915 crore while net profit jumped 98 % to 343 crore during the period.

Sterling & Wilson Solar files for Rs 4,500 crore-IPO with SEBI

Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s renewable energy arm Sterling and Wilson Solar today filed Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise around Rs 4,500 crore.

The Initial Public Offer (IPO) will be an offer for sale by the company’s chairman Khurshed Yazdi Daruvala and Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Private Limited. Daruvala holds 33.33 % stake, Shapoorji Pallonji and Company holds 65.77 % stake while the remaining stake is held by Cyrus Mistry and other members of the promoter group.

“This offer comprises an offer-for-sale by the promoter selling shareholders. The net proceeds from the offer will be paid directly to the promoter selling shareholders. We will not directly receive any net proceeds from the offer and will accordingly not have direct access to such funds,” the company said in the filing.

“However, the promoter selling shareholders shall utilise a portion of the net offer proceeds to fund partial repayment of loans due to our company and Sterling and Wilson International Solar FZCO from SWPL and Sterling and Wilson International FZE (a subsidiary of SWPL), respectively,” it added.

The shares of Sterling and Wilson are proposed to be listed on BSE and NSE. The company commenced its operations in 2011 as the Solar Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) division of Sterling and Wilson Private Limited (SWPL) and demerged from SWPL with effect from April 1, 2017 and is now called Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited.

The company’s revenue from operations in the first nine months of 2018-19 rose 83% to Rs 5,915 crore while net profit jumped 98% to 343 crore during the period.

Sterling and Wilson is a global end-to-end solar EPC solutions provider and was the world’s largest solar EPC solutions provider in 2018 based on the annual installations of utility-scale photovoltaic systems of more than 5 MW capacity, according to a report by IHS Markit. The firm had commissioned 183 solar power projects with an aggregate capacity of 6,063 MW at the end of December 2018. The company has operations in 26 countries, and use its subsidiaries and branch offices globally for operations.

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