ASK Automotive IPO Allotment Status

ASK Automotive IPO Allotment Status
ASK Automotive IPO Allotment Status

by Tanushree Jaiswal Last Updated: Nov 23, 2023 - 06:57 pm 657 Views
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ASK Automotive Ltd  IPO gets a strong response

The IPO of ASK Automotive Ltd opened on 07th November 2023 and closed for subscription on 09th November 2023. The stock of ASK Automotive Ltd has a face value of ₹2 per share and the price band for the book building IPO has been set in the band of ₹268 to ₹282. The final price will be discovered within this band. The IPO of ASK Automotive Ltd will be entirely an offer for sale (OFS) with no fresh issue component in the IPO. The offer for sale (OFS) portion of the IPO of ASK Automotive Ltd comprises the sale of 2,95,71,390 shares (295.71 lakh shares approximately), which at the upper price band of ₹282 per share will translate into an offer for sale (OFS) size of ₹833.91 crore.

The OFS selling will be by the two promoter shareholders. Out of the 295.71 lakh shares OFS, promoter Kuldip Singh Rathee will offer 207.00 lakh shares while the other promoter, Vijay Rathee will offer the remaining 88.71 lakh shares in the offer for sale (OFS). Since, there is no fresh issue in the IPO, the overall IPO of ASK Automotive Ltd will also comprise the sale of 2,95,71,390 shares (295.71 crore shares approximately), which at the upper price band of ₹282 per share will translate into total IPO issue size of ₹833.91 crore overall. 

What after closure of ASK Automotive Ltd IPO?

Being an offer for sale and only the 2 promoter shareholders offering shares under the OFS portion, there are no fresh funds coming into the company, so the question of utilization of funds does not arise. The shares will be listed on the NSE and the BSE. The IPO will be lead managed by JM Financial, Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, and IIFL Securities. Link Intime India Private Ltd will be the registrar to the issue. The IPO of ASK Automotive Ltd  was overall subscribed 51.14 times, with the maximum subscription coming from the QIB portion, which got subscribed 142.41 times. While the HNI / NII segment got subscribed at a healthy clip of 35.47 times, the retail portion got subscribed at a relative moderate clip of 5.70 times. Most of the QIB subscriptions came in on last day of IPO, which is the norm. The IPO was open for a period of 3 days in total.

When will the basis of allotment be finalized

The first step for checking the allotment status of the IPO online is the completion of the basis of allotment of ASK Automotive Ltd . The basis of allotment will be finalized late on 15th November 2023. The refunds will be initiated by the company on 16th November 2023. The demat credits are expected to also happen on 17th November 2023 while the listing of the stock on the NSE and the BSE will happen on 20th November 2023. In between there is a weekend and a holiday so the allotment status gets delayed by a couple of days. However, it looks like the companies are keen to adhere to the new SEBI norm of T+3 listing. That is voluntary as of now but will become mandatory as of the start of December 2023, so most IPO issuers are getting fully prepared for the new system.

If you have applied for the IPO, you can check your allotment status online.  You can either check your allotment status on the BSE website or the IPO registrar, Link Intime India Private Limited. Here are the steps.

Checking the allotment status of ASK Automotive Ltd  on BSE website

This is a facility available to all mainboard IPOs, irrespective of who the registrar to the issue is. You can still access the allotment status on the website of BSE India as under. Visit the BSE link for the IPO allotment by clicking on the link below.

Once you reach the page, here are the steps to follow.
    • Under Issue Type – Select Equity Option
    • Under Issue Name – Select ASK Automotive Ltd  from the drop down box
    • Enter the Application Number exactly as in the acknowledgement slip
    • Enter the PAN (10-digit alphanumeric) number
    • Once this is done, you need to click on the Captcha to verify that you are not a robot
    • Finally click on the Search Button
In the past, while checking the allotment status on the BSE website, it was necessary to input the PAN number and the application Number. However, now BSE has modified the requirements and it is sufficient if you enter any one of these parameters.

The allotment status will be displayed on the screen in front of you informing about the number of shares of ASK Automotive Ltd  allotted into your demat account. It is always advisable to save a screenshot of the allotment status output for subsequently verifying with the demat account credits on or after 17th November 2023.

Checking the allotment status of ASK Automotive Ltd  on Link Intime India Private Limited (Registrar to the IPO)

Here are the steps to follow. Visit the Link Intime registrar website for IPO status by clicking on the link below:

There are three things to remember. Firstly, you can just click on the hyper link given above and directly go to the allotment checking page. The second option, in case you are not able to click on the link, is to copy the link and paste in your web browser. Thirdly, there also a way to access this page via the home page of Link Intime India Private Ltd by clicking on the Public Issues link displayed prominently on the home page. It all works the same.

This dropdown will only show the active IPOs, so once the allotment status is finalized, you can select ASK Automotive Ltd  from the drop-down box. In the case of ASK Automotive Ltd , data access will be allowed late on 15th of November 2023 or by middle of 16th of November 2023. 

    • There are 4 options available to you and you will find these 4 options on the above access page itself. You can either access the allotment status based on PAN or Application Number or DPID / Client ID combination or based on the combination of the bank account / IFSC code used to apply for the IPO. You can select any one of the options that is preferred and provide the details accordingly.

    • If you opt for the PAN Number access, then enter the 10 character income tax permanent account number (PAN). This is an alphanumeric code available either on your PAN card or on top of your income tax return.

    • The second option is to use the Application Number that you used while making an application for the IPO. The application number is available on the acknowledgement provided to you and you can use that as one of the options to access allotment status.

    • The third option is to use the DPID-Client ID combination. Remember that here you have to enter the DP id and the demat client id together as one single string. This DPID / Client ID combination is a numeric figure for CDSL demat accounts while it is an alphanumeric string for NSDL demat accounts. This combination of DP ID / Client ID of your demat account will be available in your demat statement or you can also get it online from your online trading account or trading app downloaded on the smart phone.

    • The fourth option is to query based on the combination of your bank account number and IFSC number and irrespective of how many bank accounts you have, only use the bank account used for this particular IPO application. Once you click on this option, you find two boxes. First, enter your bank account number as it is. Secondly, enter the 11-character IFSC code, which is available on your cheque book. The first 4 characters of the IFSC code are alphabets and the last 7 characters are numeric. IFSC is an abbreviation for Indian Financial System Code and is unique to each account.

    • Finally, click on the Search button

The IPO status with number of shares of ASK Automotive Ltd  allotted will be displayed on the screen in front of you. You can take a screenshot of the output page for your records. The same can be verified with the demat account on 17th November 2023 or after that. The stock is expected to list on 20th November 2023. The only question now is, what determines chances of allocation in the IPO? It boils down to allocation quota and subscription levels.

Allocation quota and subscription levels for ASK Automotive Ltd

The table below captures the quota allocated to various categories, in terms of the number of shares and also the percentage of the total share capital raised. For investors it is the quota for the retail and the HNI that really matters.

Investor Category Total Allocation in the IPO
Employee shares Offered Nil Shares offered to employees
Anchor Shares Offered Up to 88,71,416 shares (30.00% of the issue)
QIB shares Offered Up to 59,14,278 shares (20.00% of the issue)
Retail Shares Offered Up to 1,03,49,987 shares (35.00% of the issue)
HNI / NII Shares Offered Up to 44,35,709 shares (15.00% of the issue)
Total Shares on offer Total of 2,95,71,390 shares (100.00% of the issue)

The next thing to look at is the extent of subscription. The table below captures the extent of oversubscription for each of the categories as well as the overall subscription for ASK Automotive Ltd.

Category Subscription Status
Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIB) 142.41 Times
S (HNI) ₹2 lakhs to ₹10 lakhs 24.16
B (HNI) Above ₹10 lakhs 41.13
Non Institutional Investors (NII) 35.47 Times
Retail Individuals 5.70 Times
Employees Nil Allotment
Overall Subscription 51.14 times

Data Source: BSE

The response to the IPO of ASK Automotive Ltd  was strong overall, although it was very modest for the retail portion. The retail subscription of 5.70 times gives a good opportunity of allotment in the IPO since the SEBI norms on retail IPO allotment is to allot the basic lot size to as many unique investors as possible. The same can be checked using the allotment checking modus operandi explained above.

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