Azure Power Global Limited today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 6,818,182 equity shares, including 5,863,637 equity shares to be sold by Azure Power and 954,545 shares to be sold by certain selling shareholders. Azure Power expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,022,727 equity shares at the initial public offering price. Azure Power has applied to list its equity shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘AZRE.'
Azure Power intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily to fund the purchase by Azure Power of equity shares of its subsidiary, Azure Power India Private Limited, and to fund future operating expenses of Azure Power. Net proceeds to be received by AZI as a result of such purchase are intended to be used for growth capital requirements, new project development and other general corporate purposes.
Barclays and Credit Suisse are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. Roth Capital Partners is acting as a co-manager of the offering.
A registration statement, including a prospectus, which is preliminary and subject to completion, relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective, and, even then, the securities may only be sold pursuant to the registration statement and final prospectus. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.