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Should you subscribe to Galaxy Surfactants IPO? -
Should you subscribe to Galaxy Surfactants IPO?
HDFC Sec | Published: 25 Jan, 2018  | Source :

Galaxy  Surfactant  Ltd  (GSL)  is  one  of  India’s  leading  manufacturers  of  surfactants  and  other  speciality  ingredients  for  the  personal  care  and  home  care  industries.  Its  products  find application  in  a  host  of  consumer-centric  personal  care  and  home  care  products,  including, inter  alia,  skin  care,  oral  care,  hair  care,  cosmetics,  toiletries  and  detergent  products.  Since incorporation  in  1986,  it  has  significantly  expanded  and  diversified  its  product  profile,  client base  and  geographical  footprint.  Its  customers  include  some  of  the  leading  multinational, regional  and  local  players  in  the  home  and  personal  care  industries.  Currently,  its  product  portfolio  comprises  over  200  product  grades,  which  are  marketed  to  more  than  1,700 customers in over 70 countries.


Objects of Issue:

The objects of the Offer are to achieve the benefits of listing the Equity Shares on the Stock Exchanges and the sale of Equity Shares by the Selling Shareholders. Further, GSL expects  that listing of the Equity Shares will enhance its visibility and brand image and provide liquidity to its existing Shareholders. The listing of the Equity Shares will also provide a public market for the Equity  Shares  in  India.  GSL  will  not  directly  receive  any  proceeds  of  the  Offer  and  all  the proceeds of the Offer will go to the Selling Shareholders in the proportion of the Equity Shares offered by them.


Robust Product Portfolio Addressing Diverse Customer Needs:

GSL has continuously diversified its product profile to address the needs of a diverse range of customers and  applications.  Its  Performance Surfactants range includes anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants, and comprises  over  45  product  grades.  Its  Speciality  Care  Products  range  comprises  over  155  product  grades,  and  includes  amphoteric surfactants,  cationic  surfactants,  UV  filters,  preservatives,  preservative  blends  and  surfactant  blends,  speciality  ingredients  such  as  mild surfactants,  syndet  and  transparent  bathing  bars  and  proteins,  fatty   alkanolamides  and  fatty  acid  esters,  and  other  care  products. 

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