Music Broadcast Limited IPO: Should you invest?

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The initial public offer (IPO) of Music Broadcast Limited (MBL) that owns FM radio channel, Radio City, opens today for subscription. The issue consists of equity shares of face value of Rs 10 each for cash at a premium consisting of a fresh issue of up to Rs 400 crore and an offer for sale up to 2,658,518 equity shares. The price band for the offer is fixed from Rs 324 to Rs 333 per equity share.

The issue proceeds will be used to repay most of its Rs 300 crore debt, thereby reducing its interest cost and improving the overall cash flow. Last week, Music Broadcast Limited finalised allocation of 44,01,158 equity shares to anchor investors at Rs 333 per equity share, aggregating Rs 146.56 crore.

According to reports, Radio City is ranked No. 1 in terms of number of listeners, total 49.6 million listeners across top 23 cities, followed by Entertainment Network India Ltd (ENIL) with 40.5 million listeners. Even in the metro cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, Music Broadcast owned Radio City enjoys a leadership position.
So, should you invest in this IPO? Here is what leading brokerages across the country suggest? Read more

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