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Face Value Rs 2
Price Band Rs 165 – Rs 166
Listing At BSE, NSE
Min. Order Quantity 90
Listing Date Sept 17, 2020
Offer for Sale 35,663,585
Fresh Issue Rs 110 Crores
IPO Size Rs 702.02 Crores
Tick Size 1.00

Happiest Minds IPO – Summary

Happiest Minds Technologies IPO

Positioned as “Born Digital. Born Agile”, they focus on delivering a seamless digital experience to their customers. Their offerings include, among others, digital business, product engineering, infrastructure management and security services.

Their capabilities provide end-to-end solution in the digital space. They believe that they have developed a customer-centric focus that aims to fulfil their immediate business requirements and to provide them strategically viable, futuristic and transformative digital solutions.

From FY 2017-18 to FY 2019-2020, as per the Restated Financial Statements

  • Their total income was Rs.4,891.2 million, Rs.6,018.1 million and Rs.7,142.3 million, respectively.
  • Their EBITDA was Rs.76.2 million, Rs.662.8 million and Rs.1,131.2 million, respectively and
  • The Company’s restated profit / (loss) for the year was Rs.(224.7) million, Rs.142.1 million and Rs.717.1 million, respectively. This represents a CAGR for total income of 20.8% and a CAGR for EBITDA of 285.3% between Fiscal 2018 and Fiscal 2020.

The Promoter of this company is ASHOK SOOTA. The lead managers to the issue are ICICI Securities Limited and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited. The Registrar to this issue is KFin Technologies Private Limited.

Happiest Minds IPO Dates / Launch Date

The opening and the closing date of Happiest Minds Technologies IPO is Sep 7, 2020 – Sep 9, 2020.

Happiest Minds IPO Subscription 

Day / Date QIB NII RII Total Subscription
1st Day – Sep 7 0.09x 0.62x 14.61x 2.87x
2nd Day – Sep 8 0.47x 3.97x 38.84x 8.40x
3rd Day – Sep 9 77.43x 351.46x 70.94x 150.98x
Shares Offered or Net Issue 12,687,028 6,343,513 4,229,009 23,259,550

The shares subscribed by the public are updated here.

Happiest Minds IPO Allotment Status

Here, you can find the Allotment Status of this IPO.

Allotment of Equity Shares pursuant to the Fresh Issue and transfer of the Offered Shares of the Promoter Selling Shareholders pursuant to the Offer for Sale to the successful Bidders. 

Happiest Minds IPO – Live Performance

The listing date of this IPO is 17 – Sept 2020. You can check the live performance of this IPO here, only after it is listed on exchanges.

Happiest Minds IPO Listing Date

Find the dates below on basis of allotment, refund, listing and more:

Basis of Allotment Finalization Sep 14, 2020
Refunds Initiation Sep 15, 2020
Credit of Shares to Demat Account Sep 15, 2020
Share Listing Date Sep 17, 2020

Happiest Minds IPO Price Band / Cash Price

The face value of each share is Rs.2, and the cash price of the IPO is Rs 165 – Rs 166.

Happiest Minds IPO Size

This Initial Public Issue of 42,290,091 Equity Shares of Rs.2 each for cash at a price of Rs.166 per equity share aggregating to Rs.7020.2 million.

Happiest Minds IPO Share Offering

Fresh Issue: The Fresh Issue of 6,626,506 Equity Shares by their Company, aggregating to Rs.1,100.0 million,

Issue Size: 42,290,091 Equity Shares of Rs.2 each, aggregating to Rs. 7020.2 million

Offer for Sale: Offer for sale consists of Up to 8,414,223 Equity Shares of face value of Rs.2 each, aggregating Rs. 5920.2 million.

Happiest Minds IPO Grey Market Premium

The Happiest Minds Technologies IPO Grey Market Premium price is Rs 108-111, the Kostak rate is Rs 425 and the Subject to Sauda is 7000

Happiest Minds IPO – Company Overview

They help their customers in finding new ways to interact with their users and clients enabling them to become more engaging, responsive and efficient. They focus on delivering a seamless digital experience to their customers.

Also, they offer solutions across the spectrum of various digital technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Software-Defined Networking/Network Function Virtualization (SDN/NFV), Big Data and advanced analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, Business Process Management (BPM) and security.

Happiest Minds Technologies Business Units

  • Digital Business Services (DBS)
  • Product Engineering Services (PES)
  • Infrastructure Management & Security Services (IMSS)

Their business units are supported by the following three Centres of Excellence (CoEs):

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Analytics / Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Digital Process Automation (DPA)

Happiest Minds IPO – Company Financial Statements

On the basis of Standalone statement:

Amount (in INR & million)
30-Jun-20 31-Mar-20 Mar-19 31-Mar-18
Total Assets 5,730.8 5,081.5 4,135.2 3,869.9
Total Revenue 1,869.9 7,142.3 6,018.1 4,891.2
Total Expense 1,461.5 6,293.6 5,762.5 5,122.0
Profit After Tax 501.8 717.1 142.1 (224.7)

Earnings per Equity Share (in million)

Amount (in INR & million)
30-Jun-20 31-Mar-20 Mar-19 31-Mar-18
Basic  3.73 7.04 1.89 (3.13)
3.73 5.36 1.16 (3.13)

Happiest Minds Technologies IPO – Promoters

The Promoter of this company is:


List of Related Parties (Key Managerial Personnel)

  • Rajiv Shah & Joseph Anantharaju Chief Executive Officer
  • Praveen Kumar Darshankar, Company Secretary and Compliance Officer
  • Venkatraman Narayanan, Chief Financial Officer

Happiest Minds IPO Offer Details or Issue Details

Particulars  No. Of Equity Shares
 Equity Shares Offered Up to [●] Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs.[●] million
 Of which:
Fresh Issue [●] Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs.1,100 million
Offer for Sale Up to 8,414,223 Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs.[●] million
QIB Category At least [●] Equity Shares
Non-Institutional Portion Not more than [●] Equity Shares
Retail Portion Not more than [●] Equity Shares
 Equity Shares outstanding prior to the Issue 107,862,479 Equity Shares
 Equity Shares outstanding after the Issue [●] Equity Shares

Happiest Minds IPO Issue Object

To utilize 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 Technologies Limited – Competitive Strength

  • Strong brand in Digital IT services
  • Strong R&D capability with depth in disruptive technologies creating value through newly engineered solutions
  • End to End capabilities spanning the digital lifecycle from roadmap to deployment and maintenance
  • Agile Engineering and Delivery
  • Mindful approach towards systems, employee policies and practices led by an experienced leadership and senior management team focused on sound corporate governance practices

Happiest Minds IPO – Technologies Recognition

The Frost & Sullivan Report estimates the global digital services market of USD 691 billion in 2019 to grow at a CAGR of 20.2% to USD 2,083 billion by 2025. In Fiscal 2020, 96.9% of their revenues came from digital services. This is one of the highest among Indian IT companies.

They are led by a professional management team with extensive experience in the IT Services industry, in-depth understanding of managing complex projects and a proven performance track record.

Happiest Minds Technologies Limited – Business strategies

  • Acquire new accounts and deepen key account relationships
  • Further investments in their CoEs and digital processes
  • Strengthen existing partnerships and enter into new partnerships with Independent Software Vendors
  • Domain led approach towards customer acquisition and revenue generation in specific verticals
  • Attract, develop and retain skilled employees to sustain their service quality and customer experience
  • Selectively Pursue Strategic Acquisitions

Happiest Minds IPO – Basis of the Offer Price

The Offer Price has been determined by their Company and the Selling Shareholder in consultation with the Lead Managers on the basis of the key business strengths.

Qualitative factors are:

  • Strong brand in Digital IT services;
  • Growing high revenue generating customer accounts with a high proportion of repeat revenues and revenues from mature markets;
  • Scalable business model with multiple drivers of steady growth;
  • End to End capabilities spanning the digital lifecycle from roadmap to deployment and maintenance;
  • Strong R&D capability with depth in disruptive technologies creating value through newly engineered solutions;
  • Agile Engineering and Delivery; and
  • Mindful approach towards systems, employee policies and practices led by an experienced leadership and senior management team focused on sound corporate governance practices.

Happiest Minds Technologies IPO – Quantitative Factors

Basic EPS RONW in % NAV (Rs.)
31-Mar-18 (3.13) (20.6%)
31-Mar-19 1.89 (21.1%)
*31-Mar-20 7.04 27.1% 26.0
  • Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio in relation to Price band of Rs.[●] of Rs.[●] per each
Particulars P/E No. of Times
Highest 24.0x
Average 21.8x
Lowest 18.2x

Happiest Minds Technologies IPO : Competitive Peers

Face Value (Rs.) P/E Basic EPS  (Rs.) Return on Net Worth (%) NAV per share (Rs.)
TCS 1 23.7x 86.19 37.2% 225.9
Infosys 5 18.2x 38.97 25.4% 154.8
LTI 1 21.2x 87.45 29.5% 310.4
Mindtree 10 24.0x 38.35 19.5% 191.8

Happiest Minds IPO Lead Managers

Lead Managers
ICICI Securities Limited

ICICI Centre H. T. Parekh Marg Churchgate Mumbai – 400 020 Maharashtra, India Tel: +91 22 2288 2460 E-mail: happiestminds.ipo@icicisecurities.com Website: www.icicisecurities.com Investor Grievance e-mail: customercare@icicisecurities.com Contact Person: Sameer Purohit / Shekher Asnani SEBI Registration No.: INM000011179

Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited

Ceejay House, Level 11 Plot F, Shivsagar Estate, Dr. Annie Besant Road Worli, Mumbai – 400 018 Maharashtra, India Tel: +91 22 4037 4037 E-mail: happiestmindsipo@nomura.com Website: www.nomuraholdings.com/company/group/asia/india/index.html Investor grievance e-mail: investorgrievances-in@nomura.com Contact Person: Vishal Kanjani / Harsh Kumar SEBI Registration No.: INM000011419

Happiest Minds Technologies IPO Registrar to Offer

Registrar to the Offer
KFin Technologies Private Limited

Karvy Selenium Tower B, Plot 31 & 32, Gachibowli, Financial District, Nanakramguda Hyderabad – 500 032, India Telephone: +91 40 6716 2222 Fax: +91 40 2343 1551 E-mail: happiestminds.ipo@kfintech.com Website: www.kfintech.com Investor grievance e-mail: einward.ris@kfintech.com Contact Person: M Murali Krishna SEBI Registration No.: INR000000221

Happiest Minds IPO – Other Details

  • Statutory Auditor – S.R. Batliboi and Associates LLP
  • Legal Counsel to the Company – Khaitan & Co
  • Bankers to the Company – HDFC Bank Limited, ICICI Bank Limited, RBL Bank Limited, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited

Happiest Minds Technologies IPO Review by Top 10 Stock Brokers

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Motilal Oswal 7.1/10 7.1/10 8.6/10 8.3/10 7.2/10

Happiest Minds IPO Review & Ratings

IPO Ratings & Review
Criteria Ratings
Industry Sentiments 7.4/10
Industry Ranking 7.1/10
Company Background 8.2/10
Company Reputation 7.7/10
Competitive Edge 7.2/10
Financial Statements 8.0/10
Popularity Index 7.6/10
Promoters Reputation 8.0/10
Retail Appetite 7.5/10
Top Brokers Review 8.1/10
Overall Ratings 7.5/10
Star Ratings ★★★★☆


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