Patanjali Foods Another FPO on cards from April

March 17, 2023

New Delhi: with stock exchanges indurating shares of its promoters, Patanjali Foods on Thursday said the move won’t impact the company’s operation and it’ll start the process of launching a Follow-On Public Offering (FPO) in April to increase the public shareholding to 25 per cent. Stock exchanges NSE and BSE have firmed the shares of promoters of Baba Ramdev- led Patanjali Group establishment Patanjali Foods, which is a major comestible oil painting player.

In an interview with PTI, Ramdev assured his investors and public shareholders that there would be no impact of Patanjali Foods Ltd.’s (PFL) operation and fiscal performance and its growth line will remain complete. ” There’s no reason for the investors to worry,” he said.

According to Ramdev, promoters’ shares are formerly under lock-in as per Sebi guidelines till April 8, 2023, which is one time from the date of table, and the rearmost move by stock exchanges don’t appear to have a negative impact on the functioning of PFL. He further said that PFL is being operated by Patanjali group in an” ideal way” and is taking care of all factors similar as the expansion of business and distribution, profitability and performance.

” We’ll be lacing around 6 per cent stake. There are no questions about that,” he said, adding the detention was because the request condition wasn’t favourable. When asked about the time frame, he said” We’ll start the process for FPO in April, incontinently after finishing the current fiscal time.” ” We’ve to adulterate our equity share and there’s no question about that,” he added.

On Wednesday, Patanjali Foods Ltd (PFL) informed that leading bourses BSE and NSE had firmed shares of its 21 protagonist realities, including Patanjali Ayurved and Acharya Balkrishna, who’s the managing director of Patanjali Ayurved and co-founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar, for failing to meet minimal public shareholding morals. Rule 19A (5) of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957 authorizations a listed reality to have a minimal public shareholding (MPS) of 25 per cent. still after the FPO in March, 2022, MPS was increases to 19.18 per cent having a space of 5.82 per cent.


PFL was acquired by Patanjali Group under a bankruptcy resolution process pursuant to the NCLT blessing of the resolution plan submitted by an institute led by Patanjali Ayurved Ltd in September 2019. After this equity shares were distributed pursuant to the perpetration of resolution plan as approved by NCLT, the aggregate shareholding of the protagonist and protagonist group in PFL increased to 98.87 per cent of the total issued, paid up and subscribed equity share capital of the company.

As per 19A (5) of SCR Rules where as a result of perpetration of the resolution plan approved under section 31 of Code, public shareholding in a listed company falls below twenty- five per cent also similar company shall bring the public shareholding to 25 per cent within a maximum period of three times from the date of similar fall and if the public shareholding falls below ten per cent also the same shall be increased to at least ten per cent, within a maximum period of twelve months.

As PFL’s public shareholding fell below 25 per cent and 10 per cent on December 18, 2019, it was needed to increase the MPS by 25 per cent before December 18, 2022, which wasn’t done. PFL came out with an FPO in March, 2022, and increased MPS to 19.18 per cent by allowing 6.61 crore equity shares of Rs 2 each at a decoration of Rs 648. The company is needed to further increase its public shareholding by 5.82 per cent to achieve the MPS.