Veranda Learning Solutions Ltd IPO

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IPO Subscription Details

  • Open Date 29 Mar
  • Close Date 31 Mar
  • Lot Size 100
  • IPO Size ₹ 200 Cr
  • IPO Price Range ₹ 130 to ₹137
  • Min Investment ₹ 13,000
  • Listing Exchange NSE, BSE
  • Basis of Allotment 05 Apr
  • Refunds 06 Apr
  • Credit to Demat Account 06 Apr
  • Listing Date 07 Apr

Veranda Learning Solutions Ltd IPO Subscription Status

  QIB NII Retail TOTAL
Day 1 0.05x 0.85x 4.15x 0.74
Day 2 0.28x 1.06x 7.00x 1.31
Day 3 2.02x 3.87x 10.76x 3.53

IPO Synopsis

Online learning platform Veranda Learnings Solutions joined the IPO bandwagon as it filed draft papers with SEBI for an initial public offering (IPO). The fresh issue offer is worth Rs. 200 crores worth equity shares.
A Pre-IPO placement of undisclosed amount may also take place after consultation with BRLM which may reduce the issue size.
Veranda made a second acquisition by acquiring Edureka for Rs. 245 crores since December 2020. Edureka, a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry. Veranda had acquired Chennai Race Coaching Institute, a coaching institute for Banking, SSC and PSC exams.
Systematix Corporate Services is the book running lead manager to the issue, and KFin Technologie is the registrar to the offer.


Objective of the issue

The net proceeds of the issue will be utilised for:
1. Repayment or pre-payment, in part or full of all or certain of its borrowings 
2. Retirement of acquisition consideration of Edureka 
3. Growth initiatives
 

About Veranda Learning Solutions Ltd

Veranda is engaged in the business of offering diversified and integrated learning solutions to students, professionals and corporate employees. The company provides comprehensive long term and short term preparatory courses in a simple and lucid manner for students preparing for UPSC Exams, State Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission, Banking, Insurance, Railways and Chartered Accountancy.
Veranda Learning Solutions offline hybrid and offline blended learning models offer traditional classroom experience of personal mentoring from experienced Mentors along with highly curated digital content and online assessments. Their tech-infused online learning model allows students to engage in self-paced inclusive and individualized learning experiences without being hindered by the restriction of needing to be present in a physical classroom.
Their Online learning model comprises recorded videos and an online live instructor-led learning mode. They also focus on delivering specific courses in regional languages to better reach out to Students of Tier 2 and 3 cities and rural areas.
The company provides its services through four subsidiares, Veranda Race Learning Solutions, Veranda XL Learning Solutions, Veranda IAS Learning Solutions, and Brain4ce Education Solutions.

Profit and Loss

Balance Sheet

Particulars (in Rs. Crores) FY21 FY20 FY19
Revenue 2.54 0.00 0.00
EBITDA -7.63 -0.20 -0.10
PAT -7.86 0.00 0.00
Particulars (in Rs. Crores) FY21 FY20 FY19
Total Assets 11.52 0.00 0.05
Share Capital 7.00 0.00 0.00
Total Borrowings 6.16 0.12 0.05
Particulars (in Rs. Crores) FY21 FY20 FY19
Net cash generated from / (used in) operating activities -5.22 -0.06 -0.05
Net cash from / (used in) investing activities -6.15 0.00 0.00
Net cash flow from / (used in) financing activities 11.79 0.06 0.05
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 0.42 0.00 0.00

Peer Comparison

Not applicable as there are no listed companies in India that engage in a business similar to that of the Company.


Key Points of Veranda Learning Solutions Ltd IPO -

IPO Key Points

  • Strengths

    1. Proven track record of the promoters since 1991 with founding SSI Limited (presently known as PVP Ventures Limited).

    2. Focus on result oriented method of teaching with 360-degree approach to impart knowledge and achieve success in the relevant courses.

    3. Diversified course offerings and delivery channels.

    4. Extensive experience in the education business and professionally qualified human capital.

    5. Strong Brand Presence of its brands.

    6. Track record of successful acquisition and expansion.

    7. Efficient infrastructure and resource management with strict quality control standards and affordable courses.

  • Risks

    1. Inability to successfully identify and integrate acquisitions in turn decelerating growth strategy, profitability and operations.

    2. Failure to attract students or working professionals in courses, may affect operating revenue significantly as it will affect the business come from exam oriented courses offered by Veranda Race and IT related professional courses offered by Edureka.

    3. Lowering student retention or attracting new students will affect the reputation and growth

    4. Low attrition of Mentors will affect the exam oriented courses, business growth and operations.

    5. The business is linked to academic cyclical, hence the revenues are also cyclical

    6. The coaching and training sector is not thoroughly regulated hence, any regulatory changes brought in by government may affect the business.

    7. Inability to continue to innovate and implement technological advances will slow down growth.

    8. Strong competition in the business of providing competitive exam oriented courses.

How to apply for IPO?

  • Login to your 5paisa account and select the issue in the current IPO section

  • Enter the number of lots and price at which you wish to apply for

  • Enter your UPI ID and click on submit. With this, your bid will be placed with the exchange

  • You will receive a mandate notification to block funds in your UPI app

  • Approve the mandate request on your UPI and funds will be blocked

IPO FAQs

What is the minimum lot size and investment required for the Veranda Learnings Solutions IPO?

The minimum lost size is 100 shares and would require Rs.13,700.  A retail-individual investor can apply for up to 14 lots (1400 shares or ₹191,800).

What is the price band of the IPO?

The price band for the IPO is ₹130 to ₹137 per equity share.

When does the Veranda Learnings Solutions issue open and close?

Veranda Learnings Solutions IPO opens on Mar 29, 2022 and closes on Mar 31, 2022

What is the size of Veranda Learnings Solutions IPO issue?

The IPO fresh issue size is worth Rs.200 crores.

Who are the promoters/key personnels of Veranda Learnings Solutions?

Mr. Kalpathi S. Aghoram, Mr. Kalpathi S. Ganesh and Mr. Kalpathi S. Suresh.

What is the allotment date of Veranda Learnings Solutions?

The allotment date is set on Apr 5, 2022.

Who are the book runners for Veranda Learnings Solutions IPO?

Systematix Corporate Services is the book running lead manager to the issue, and KFin Technologie is the registrar to the offer.

What is the objective of the issue?

The proceeds will be used for

1. Repayment or pre-payment, in part or full of all or certain of its borrowings.
2. Retirement of acquisition consideration of Edureka.
3. Growth initiatives.

How to apply for the Veranda Learnings Solutions IPO?

To apply for the IPO, follow the steps given below

1. Login to your 5paisa account and select the issue in the current IPO section.
2. Enter the number of lots and price at which you wish to apply for.
3. Enter your UPI ID and click on submit. With this, your bid will be placed with the exchange.
4. You will receive a mandate notification to block funds in your UPI app.