The IPO of Happiest Minds Technologies opens for subscription tomorrow and closes on September 9. The price band of the offer has been fixed at ₹165 to ₹166 per equity share.
At the upper end of the price band, the IPO will fetch ₹702 crore. Ahead of the IPO, IT services firm Happiest Minds Technologies raised ₹316 crore from anchor investors, including Government of Singapore, Goldman Sachs and Kuwait Investment Authority.


The IPO consists of fresh issue of 66.2 lakh shares and offer of sale of 356.6 lakh offer of sale. Post IPO, the promoter’s stake will come down to 53% from 62%. CMDB-ll (JP Morgan Asset Management) will also offer 27,249,362 shares through the offer-for-sale route.

The company’s promoter Ashok Soota was the founding chairman and managing director of MindTree Limited. He was also the vice chairman of Wipro Limited. Happiest Minds Technologies was founded in 2011.

Incorporated in 2011, Positioned as “Born Digital. Born Agile” Happiest Minds Ltd is a Bangalore based IT service provider company. The business of the company is divided into three categories; Digital Business Service (DBS), Product Engineering Service (PES) and Infrastructure and Management Security Service ( IMSS).

The DBS unit offers digital application development & modernisation, assistance in designing & testing of operations, management of the platform, consulting and domain led offerings.

PES unit helps by transforming the potential of digital by making the product secure and smart. Wherein, IMSS provides an end to end monitoring and management capability for applications and infrastructure of the clients.

As of June 30, 2020, Happiest Minds had 148 active customers and has a global presence in countries like US, UK, Australia, Canada and the Middle East. The business units of the company is assisted by the 3 Centres of Excellence which are Internet of Things, Analytics / Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Process Automation. In Fiscal 2020, 96.9% of the company’s revenues came from digital services which is one of the highest among Indian IT companies.

Happiest Minds delivers services across industry sectors such as Retail, Edutech, Industrial, BFSI, Hi-Tech, Engineering R&D, Manufacturing, Travel, Media and Entertainment.

Competitive Strengths

1. Focused on software product development
2. Strong Brand in offering Digital IT services
3. End to End digital lifecycle
4. Agile Engineering and Delivery

Company Promoters:
Mr. Ashok Soota is the promoter of the company.

Company Financials:

Summary of financial Information (Restated)
ParticularsFor the year/period ended (₹ in Million)
Total Assets5,730.85,081.54,135.23,869.9
Total Revenue1,869.97,142.36,018.14,891.2
Profit After Tax501.8717.1142.1(224.7)

Objects of the Issue:

The company proposes to utilise the Net Proceeds from the fresh issue towards funding the following objects:

1. To meet long term working capital requirement; and
2. General corporate purposes

Happiest Minds IPO Details

IPO DateSep 7, 2020 – Sep 9, 2020
Issue TypeBook Built Issue IPO
Issue Size42,290,091 Eq Shares of ₹2
(aggregating up to ₹702.02 Cr)
Fresh Issue6,626,506 Eq Shares of ₹2
(aggregating up to ₹110.00 Cr)
Offer for Sale35,663,585 Eq Shares of ₹2
(aggregating up to ₹592.02 Cr)
Face Value₹2 per equity share
IPO Price₹165 to ₹166 per equity share
Market Lot90 Shares
Min Order Quantity90 Shares
Listing AtBSE, NSE

Happiest Minds IPO Tentative Date / Timetable

Bid/Offer Opens OnSep 7, 2020
Bid/Offer Closes OnSep 9, 2020
Finalisation of Basis of AllotmentSep 14, 2020
Initiation of RefundsSep 15, 2020
Credit of Shares to Demat AcctSep 15, 2020
IPO Shares Listing DateSep 17, 2020

Happiest Minds IPO Lot Size and Price (Retail)

ApplicationLotsSharesAmount (Cut-off)

Happiest Minds IPO Promoter Holding

Pre Issue Share Holding61.77%
Post Issue Share Holding53.25%

Happiest Minds IPO Offer Size by Investor Category

The Percentage of Offer Size available for Allotment/allocation:

  • QIBs: 75%
  • Non-Institutional Investors: 15%
  • Retail Individual Investors: 10%

Risks to Investors in Happiest Minds IPO

  • The two book running lead managers associated with the Offer have handled 11 public issues in the past three years out of which 5 closed below the issue price on the listing date.
  • The average cost of acquisition for the Promoter Selling Shareholder is ₹34.68 and the Investor Selling Shareholder is ₹24.91, and the offer price at the upper end of the price band is 166.
  • The PE ratio based on diluted EPS for Fiscal 2020 for the Issuer at the upper end of the Price Band is as high as 31.0 as compared to the average industry peer group PE ratio of 26.9.