Ascent Capital-backed Radiant Cash Management Services gets SEBI nod for IPO

Chennai, 18.01.22: Radiant Cash Management Services Ltd backed by Ascent Capital has received approval from the capital markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise funds through its initial public offering (IPO).

The Chennai-based firm intends to issue up to Rs 60 crore worth of new shares, while existing shareholders may sell up to 30.13 million equity shares.

The OFS comprises issue of up to 10.13 million shares by Col. David Devasahayam and up to 20 million shares by Ascent Capital Advisors India.

The proceeds from the issue worth Rs 20 crore will be used for funding working capital requirements, Rs 23.92 crore towards for funding of capital expenditure and for general corporate purpose.

In 2015, Private equity firm Ascent Capital, a leading PE fund acquired 37.2% holding in the company.

Founded in 2005 by Col. David Devasahayam, Radiant Cash Management Services (RCMS) is an integrated cash logistics player with leading presence in retail cash management (RCM) segment of the cash management services industry in India and one of the largest players in the RCM segment in terms of network locations or touchpoints served as of July 2021.

It operates its business across five verticals, namely cash pick-up and delivery; network currency management (also known as cash burial in industry parlance); cash processing; cash vans /cash in transit and other value added services.

The senior management team of the company is led by Col. David Devasahayam who has been the CMD of the company since its incorporation. Devasahayam an ex-serviceman, served the Indian Army for over twenty-four years, a graduate of the Indian National Defence Academy and the Owner / President Management program at Harvard Business School.

The company’s clients include some of the largest banks operating in India. These include HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India, and Yes Bank. It also provides services to foreign lenders Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and HSBC.

As of July 31, 2021, Radiant has more than 42,420 touch points across 12,150 pin codes covering tier 2 and tier 3+ towns and cities across all states and union territories in India (other than Lakshadweep). The company is managed by a team of highly professional ex-army senior management with 1,761 employees and 6,056 cash executives on contract.

Radiant Cash Management Services’ revenue from operations stood at Rs 221.67 crore during the year ended March 2021, while its profit after tax during the year stood at Rs 32.43 crore.

IIFL Securities Limited, Motilal Oswal Investment Advisors Limited and Yes Securities (India) Limited are the book running lead managers to the issue.



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