India’s ace cardiologist Naresh Trehan’s Global Health, which owns and operates five super-specialty hospitals under brand Medanta, is building a 1,000-bed facility in Noida with an investment of Rs 350 crore.
The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Global Health was subscribed 49 per cent on the second day of offer. At the upper end of the price band, the company is expected to fetch Rs 2,206 crore.
“When our Noida hospital is fully ready by FY27, we will have 3,500 operational beds, up from 2,500 beds now. Like our preferred model, this one is also fully-owned by us as the property is on 99-year lease,” Global Health group chief executive Pankaj Sahni quoted in media.
He further said the Noida facility spanning 8 lakh square feet is Medanta’s second in Delhi-NCR, and is in construction phase. The first phase will be ready in FY25 with 300 beds.
On completion by FY27, it will have 1,000 beds, he said without disclosing the investment details.
But according to analysts, going by average industry cost, the hospital will need an investment of about Rs 350 crore.
The group’s flagship, Medanta the Medicity Hospital in Gurugram is owned by the company and so are those in Lucknow and Indore. The other two facilities are in Patna and Ranchi.
Hospital founder and chairman Trehan owns 35 per cent stake in the company and he is not selling any share in the issue, Sahni said.
Carlyle Group, which entered the company in 2013 taking over 26 per cent stake at a price of Rs 144.2 a share, is exiting the company, he said.
It has already sold 5.6 per cent in pre-IPO stage to RJ Corp, SBI Mutual Fund and the Norwegian fund Novo Holdings, and will sell the remaining stake through offer-for-sale, Sahni said.
Singaporean sovereign fund Temasek entered the firm in 2015, and added 2 per cent to its stake in November 2021, he said, adding they are also not selling any equity.
Refusing to divulge how much they have invested, Sahni said Temasek did not invest directly into the company as they bought the shares from secondary investors. But now Temasek holds nearly 18.9 per cent stake and is not selling any shares in the IPO, he added.
The IPO consists of a fresh issue of equity shares aggregating to Rs 500 crore, and an offer for sale (OFS) of up to 5.08 crore equity shares.
The issue — the second largest IPO of the year after Delhivery’s Rs 5,235 crore issue in May — is closing on Monday.