Retail pharmacy chain Wellness Forever, backed by investors such as Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla, is planning to raise Rs 1,000 - Rs 1,200 crore ($160 million) through initial public offering (IPO).
Wellness Forever will be the first pharmacy retail chain to list on the Indian stock exchanges, Mint reported.
The company is targeting an IPO within the current calendar year, the report said. The public offer will be a mix of primary and secondary share sales.
"The company has already appointed investment banks and other advisers for the IPO. The work on its draft red herring prospectus is expected to begin soon," a source told the paper.