Burger King India shares nearly double on listing — debut pushes valuation past ₹4,000 crore

Burger King India shares nearly double on listing — debut pushes valuation past ₹4,000 crore
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  • Burger King India shares listed at a premium of 92% giving the Indian subsidiary of American food giant a market valuation of more than ₹4,194 crore.
  • Burger King India is the 14th company to list this year.
  • The stock opened at ₹115.35 and topped ₹118 in a few minutes of trading in a firm market.
Burger King India soared 95% at the open of its trading debut on Monday, giving the Indian subsidiary of American food giant a market valuation of more than ₹4,194 crore at 10:01 am.

The stock opened at ₹115.35 and topped ₹118 in a few minutes of trading in a firm market. The listing represented a premium of 92% from its initial public offering price band of ₹59-60. The premium is more than what even the grey market was offering ahead of the listing.

Burger King India is the 14th company to list this year. The company will trade with the symbol of ‘BURGERKING’ on the Indian stock exchanges.

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This puts Burger King India in an equal position to compete against its other listed peers, including McDonald’s operator Westlife Development, which is worth ₹6,786 crore and Domino’s operator Jubilant FoodWorks, which has a market cap of ₹34,505 crore.

Stellar listing was already on the cards

The ₹810 crore initial public offering (IPO) of the quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain saw a stellar demand from investors — the company clocked in the second-highest subscriptions compared to other IPO contenders in 2020 after Mazagon Dock shipbuilders.

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The offer was subscribed 157 times on December 4, the final day of bidding — as it received bids for 11.67 billion shares, against the 74.49 million on offer.

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