Rolex Rings IPO: All You Need To Know

Rolex Rings plans to raise up to Rs 731 crore in its IPO that opens on July 28.

An employee handles steel roller bearings on the assembly line. (Photographer Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)
An employee handles steel roller bearings on the assembly line. (Photographer Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Rolex Rings Ltd. will launch its initial public offering on July 28 as an investor plans to sell part of its stake, and the forging and bearing company seeks to raise working capital till it comes out of debt restructuring.

Rolex Rings will sell shares at Rs 880-900 apiece to raise up to Rs 731 crore, looking for a market value of Rs 2,950 crore at the upper end of the price band, according to its red herring prospectus. The offer comprises a fresh issue worth Rs 56 crore and sale of shares worth Rs 675 crore by private equity firm Rivendell PE LLC.

Rivendell will hold nearly 12% in the company after the share sale. Promoters, who are not selling shares, will own 57.6% after the IPO. The rest will be held by the public.

Issue Details

  • Opens/Closes: July 28/30

  • Issue Size: Up to Rs 731 crore

  • Face Value: Rs 10 per share

  • Lot Size: 16 shares and multiples

  • Listing: BSE and NSE

  • Bankers: Equirus, IDBI Capital, JM Financial

The offer comes after Rolex Rings issued optionally convertible redeemable preference shares at Rs 10 each through a rights issue to promoters in March, according to its IPO disclosures.

The company issued nine OCRPS for every 44 equity shares held by the shareholders. Rivendell did not participate in the rights issue. The OCRPS were converted to equity shares in 1:1 ratio on July 16. The promoters received 7.29% stake in the company for Rs 2.3 crore, weeks ahead of the IPO.

In an emailed statement to BloombergQuint, Rolex Rings clarified that the rights issue was offered to all shareholders. It has been disclosed in the offer documents as well, and the implied price-earnings multiple in the price band advertisement considers the dilution on account of shares issued on conversion of the OCRPS, it said.


Rolex Rings plans to use Rs 45 crore from the fresh issue to augment its long-term working capital requirement.


Rolex Rings is one of the top five forging companies in India, according to ICRA Ltd. It is a manufacturer and global supplier of hot-rolled forged and machined bearing rings, and automotive components.

  • The company has three manufacturing facilities in Gujarat.

  • Nearly 53.7% of the revenue comes from bearing rings and 38.5% from automotive components.

  • Top 10 customers account for 72.6% of the revenue.

  • Exports account for 56.10% of the revenue.

  • The company supplies to over 20 companies across 17 countries.

Corporate Debt Restructuring

The company defaulted on repayments in 2013 and later entered into corporate debt restructuring with public sector banks. As part of the scheme, the promoters were asked to infuse capital.

They invested in non-convertible redeemable preference shares and Rs 33.57 crore worth of CDR debt remained outstanding as of March. According to the IPO filing, Rolex Rings plans to exit CDR by repaying the remaining amount by March.

The terms of the preference shares were changed to allow redemption upon listing. These will be repaid using internal accruals, Hiren Doshi, chief financial officer at Rolex Rings, told BloombergQuint in an interaction.

The company has delayed repayment of interest and working capital in the last few years. While Rolex Rings admitted to delays of a few days, it said the bearing maker was unable to expand its working capital facility as some of its lenders were under Prompt Corrective Action initiated by the Reserve Bank of India.


The company has seen its revenue slip since fiscal 2018-19. It attributed it to a slowdown in automobile industry and subsequent lockdowns due to Covid-19.

The company's debt, however, fell in the last three years from Rs 385.10 crore to Rs 250 crore.

Peer Comparison

The company competes with Bharat Forge Ltd., Ramkrishna Forgings Ltd. and MM Forgings Ltd.

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