Narayana Hrudayalaya is going public. Will raise Rs 500-600 crore
Known for its philanthropic achievements, the Devi Shetty promoted
The company operates a chain of multispecialty and super specialty hospitals. It has appointed investment banks such as Jefferies, Citi, JP Morgan, Axis and
"The company will raise around Rs 500-600 crore of primary capital while the rest will go towards the exit for existing investors," an investment
A company spokesperson, however, did not respond to detailed emailed queries seeking comments from the ET.
In 2008 equity investors JP Morgan and Pinebridge Capital had invested $100 million in the company for a 25% stake.
The company was valued at Rs 1,600 core at that time. Early this year, CDC Group, the
The investment by CDC was seen as a pre-IPO deal. "CDC might also look at partly exiting its investment in the company through this share sale," the banker said.
Founded in 2000 by Dr Shetty, the group now operates the third largest hospital chain in the country spanning 17 cities.
The hospital chain also operates telemedicine centres where it offers free consultancy by top doctors to remote health centres outside the main hospitals. Its network spans across 150 telemedicine centres, including 50 in Africa.
Narayana Hrudayalaya has more than 7,500 beds in 29 hospitals, spreading across 17 cities that fetch around Rs 800 crore worth of revenue. Its profit margins are as thin as 8%. The hospital treats more than 2,00,000 in-patients and around 1.5 million out-patients annually.
The ET report further reads, the reason for its thin margins is because of the low-cost model the company follows: for instance, it charges somewhere between Rs 45,000 and Rs 50,000 for a heart surgery which is way cheaper than other private hospitals. While the cost of setting up a bed in Narayana Health is around Rs 17.5 lakh, against Rs 1 crore at its peers.