Metro Brands IPO - Subscription Day 2

Metro Brands IPO - Subscription Day 2

by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: Dec 15, 2022 - 01:14 am 43.4k Views

The Rs.1,367.51 crore IPO of Metro Brands Ltd, consisting of a fresh issue of Rs.295 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of Rs.1,072.51 crore, saw tepid response on Day-1 of the IPO. As per the combined bid details put out by the BSE at the end of Day-2, Metro Brands Ltd IPO was subscribed just 0.52X overall, with demand coming only from the retail segment. The issue will close for subscription on Tuesday, 14th December.

As of close of 13th December, out of the 191.45 lakh shares on offer in the IPO, Metro Brands Ltd saw bids for 99.49 lakh shares. This implies an overall subscription of 0.52X or 52%. The granular break-up of subscriptions was dominated by the retail investors with QIB response and HNI response playing a small role at the close of second day.

Normally, it is only on the last day of bidding, the NII bids and the QIB bids build substantial momentum. First day response may not be too relevant. Metro Brands is backed by one of India’s foremost stock market investors, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

Metro Brands Ltd IPO Subscription Day 2


Subscription Status

Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIB)

0.16 Times

Non Institutional Investors (NII)

0.17 Times

Retail Individuals

0.87 Times




0.52 times


QIB Portion

Let us first talk about the pre-IPO anchor placement. On 09th December, Metro Brands Ltd did an anchor placement of 82,05,030 shares at the upper end of the price band of Rs.500 to 28 anchor investors raising Rs.410.25 crore, representing 30% of the total issue size. 

The list of QIB anchors included a number of marquee international names like Goldman Sachs, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, University of Notre Dame, Indus Fund, GMO Emerging Markets, Valiant India, Janchor etc. Domestic investors in the anchor placement included SBI Life Insurance, HDFC Life Insurance, ICICI Pru MF, Kotak MF, Sundaram MF, UTI Mutual Fund and Tata Mutual Fund.

The QIB portion (net of anchor allocation as explained above) has a quota of 54.70 lakh shares of which it has got bids for 8.69 lakh shares at the close of Day-2, implying 0.16X or 16% subscription for QIBs at the end of Day-2. However, QIB bids typically get bunched on the last day but the strong institutional response in the anchor placement shows that there is institutional appetite for the IPO.

HNI / NII Portion

The HNI portion got subscribed 0.17X or 17% (getting applications for 7.18 lakh shares against the quota of 41.03 lakh shares). This is a relatively tepid response for Day-2 but this segment normally sees the maximum response bunched on the last day. Bulk of the funded applications and corporate applications, come in on the last day of the IPO only.

Retail Individuals

The retail portion was subscribed a relatively decent 0.87X or 87% at the close of Day-2, showing growing retail appetite; as has been the general trend with smaller sized IPOs. It must be noted that retail allocation is 35% in this IPO.

For retail investors; out of the 95.73 lakh shares on offer, valid bids were received for 83.63 lakh shares, which included bids for 66.23 lakh shares at the cut-off price. The IPO is priced in the band of (Rs.485-Rs.500) and will close for subscription on 14th December 2021.

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