Companies Act, 1956
A. General information
1. Consent of directors, auditors, solicitors/advocates, managers to the issue, Registrar of issue, bankers to the company, bankers to the issue and experts.
2. Expert opinion obtained, if any.
3. Change, if any, in directors and auditors during the last three years, and reasons thereof.
4 . Authority for the issue and details of resolution passed for the issue.
5. Procedure and time schedule for allotment and issue of certificates.
6. Names and addresses of the company secretary, legal adviser, lead managers, co-managers, auditors, bankers to the company, bankers to the issue and brokers to the issue.
B. Financial information
Reports to be set out
1. A report by the auditors of the company with respect to -
(a) profits and losses and assets and liabilities, in accordance with sub-clause (2) or (3) of this clause, as the case may require ; and
(b) the rates of the dividends, if any, paid by the company in respect of each class of shares in the company for each of the five financial years immediately preceding the issue of the prospectus, giving particulars of each class of shares on which such dividends have been paid and particulars of the cases in which no dividends have been paid in respect of any class of shares for any of those years, and, if no accounts have been made up in respect of any part of the period of five years ending on a date of three months before the issue of the prospectus, containing a statement of that fact (and accompanied by a statement of the accounts of the company in respect of that part of the said period up to a date not earlier than six months of the date of issue of prospectus indicating the profit or loss for that period and the assets and liabilities position as at the end of that period together with a certificate from the auditors that such accounts have been examined and found correct by them. The said statement may indicate the nature of provision or adjustments made or are yet to be made).
2. If the company has no subsidiaries, the report shall -
(a) so far as regards profits and losses, deal with the profits or losses of the company (distinguishing items of a non-recurring nature) for each of the five financial years immediately preceding the issue of the prospectus ; and
(b) so far as regards assets and liabilities, deal with the assets and liabilities of the company at the last date to which the accounts of the company were made up.
3. If the company has subsidiaries the report shall -
(a) so far as regards profits and losses, deal separately with the company's profits or losses as provided by sub-clause (2) and in addition deal either-
(i) as a whole with the combined profits or losses of its subsidiaries so far as they concern members of the company ; or
(ii) individually with the profits or losses of each subsidiary, so far as they concern members of the company ;
or, instead of dealing separately with the company's profits or losses deal as a whole with the profits or losses of the company, and, so far as they concern members of the company, with the combined profits or losses of its subsidiaries ; and
(b) so far as regards assets and liabilities, deal separately with the company's assets and liabilities as provided by sub-clause (2) and in addition, deal either :-
(i) as a whole with the combined assets and liabilities of its subsidiaries, with or without the company's assets and liabilities, or
(ii) individually with the assets and liabilities of each subsidiary ; and shall indicate as respects the assets and liabilities of the subsidiaries, the allowance to be made for persons other than members of the company.
4 . If the proceeds, or any part of the proceeds, of the issue of the shares or debentures are or is to be applied directly or indirectly -
(i) in the purchase of any business ; or
(ii) in the purchase of an interest in any business and by reason of that purchase, or anything to be done in consequence thereof, or in connection therewith ; the company will become entitled to an interest as respects either the capital or profits and losses or both, in such business exceeding fifty per cent, thereof;
a report made by accountants (who shall be named in the prospectus) upon -
(a) the profits or losses of the business for each of the five financial years immediately preceding the issue of the prospectus ; and
(b) the assets and liabilities of the business at the last date to which the accounts of the business were made up, being a date not more than one hundred and twenty days before the date of the issue of the prospectus.
5. (i) If -
(a) the proceeds, or any part of the proceeds, of the issue of the shares or debentures are or is to be applied directly or indirectly in any manner resulting in the acquisition by the company of shares in any other body corporate ; and
(b) by reason of that acquisition or anything to be done in consequence thereof or in connection therewith, that body corporate will become a subsidiary of the company
a report made by accountants (who shall be named in the prospectus) upon -
(i) the profits or losses of the other body corporate for each of the five financial years immediately preceding the issue of the prospectus ; and
(ii) the assets and liabilities of the other body corporate at the last date to which its accounts were made up.
(ii) The said report shall -
(a) indicate how the profits or losses of the other body corporate dealt with by the report would, in respect of the shares to be acquired, have concerned members of the company and what allowance would have fallen to be made, in relation to assets and liabilities so dealt with for holders of other shares, if the company had at all material times held the shares to be acquired ; and
(b) where the other body corporate as subsidiaries deal with the profits or losses and the assets and liabilities of the body corporate and its subsidiaries in the manner provided by sub-clause (2) above in relation to the company and its subsidiaries.
6. Principal terms of loan and assets charged as security.
C. Statutory and other information
1. Minimum subscription
2. Expenses of the issue giving separately fee payable to :
(b) Registrars to the issue.
(c) Managers to the issue.
(d) Trustees for the debenture-holders.
3. Underwriting commission and brokerage
4. Previous issue for cash
5. Previous public or rights issue, if any : (during last five years)
(a) Date of allotment : Closing date
Date of refunds :
Date of listing on the stock exchange :
(b) If the issue(s) at premium or discount and the amount thereof.
(c) The amount paid or payable by way of premium, if any, on each share which had been issued within the two years preceding the date of the prospectus or is to be issued, stating the dates or proposed dates of issue and, where some shares have been or are to be issued at a premium and other shares of the same class at a lower premium, or at par or at a discount, the reasons for the differentiation and how many premiums received have been or are to be disposed.
6. Commission or brokerage on previous issue.
7. Issue of shares otherwise than for cash.
8. Debentures and redeemable preference shares and other instruments issued by the company outstanding as on the date of prospectus and terms of issue.
9. Option to subscribe.
9A. The details of opinion to subscribe for securities to be dealt with in a depository.
10. Purchase of property :-
(i) As respects any property to which this clause applies -
(a) the names, addresses, descriptions and occupations of the vendors ;
(b) the amount paid or payable in cash, shares or debentures to the vendor and, where there is more than one separate vendor, or the company is a sub-purchaser, the amount so paid or payable to each vendor, specifying separately the amount, if any, paid or payable for goodwill ;
(c) the nature of the title or interest in such property acquired or to be acquired by the company ;
(d) short particulars of every transaction relating to the property completed within the two preceding years, in which any vendor of the property to the company or any person who is, or was at the time of the transaction, a promoter, or a director or proposed director of the company had any interest, direct or indirect, specifying the date of the transaction and the name of such promoter, director or proposed director and stating the amount payable by or to such vendor, promoter, director or proposed director in respect of the transaction.
(ii) The property to which sub-clause (i) applies is a property purchased or acquired by the company or proposed to be purchased or acquired, which is to be paid for wholly or partly out of the proceeds of the issue offered for subscription by the prospectus or the purchase or acquisition of which has not been completed at the date of issue of the prospectus, other than property -
(a) the contract for the purchase or acquisition whereof was entered into in the ordinary course of the company's business, the contract not being made in contemplation of the issue nor the issue in consequence of the contract ; or
(b) as respects which the amount of the purchase money is not material.
(iii) For the purpose of this clause, where a vendor is a firm, the members of the firm shall not be treated as separate vendors.
(iv) If the company proposes to acquire a business which has been carried on for less than three years, the length of time during which the business has been carried on.
11. (i) Details of directors, proposed directors, whole-time directors, their remuneration, appointment and remuneration of managing directors, interest of directors, their borrowing powers and qualification shares.
Any amount or benefit paid or given within the two preceding years or intended to be paid or given to any promoter or officer and consideration for payment of giving of the benefit.
(ii) The dates, parties to, and general nature of -
(a) every contract appointing or fixing the remuneration of a managing director or manager whenever entered into, that is to say, whether within or more than, two years before the date of the prospectus ;
(b) every other material contract, not being a contract entered into in the ordinary course of the business carried on or intended to be carried on by the company or a contract entered into more than two years before the date of the prospectus.
A reasonable time and place at which any such contract or a copy thereof may be inspected.
(iii) Full particulars of the nature and extent of the interest, if any, of every director or promoter
(a) in the promotion of the company ; or
(b) in any property acquired by the company within two years of the date of the prospectus or proposed to be acquired by it.
Where the interest of such a director or promoter consists in being a member of a firm or company, the nature and extent of the interest of the firm or company, with a statement of all sums paid or agreed to be paid to him or to the firm or company in cash or shares or otherwise by any person either to induce him to become, or to qualify him as, a director, or otherwise for services rendered by him or by the firm or company, in connection with the promotion or formation of the company.
12. Rights of members regarding voting, dividend, lien on shares and the process for modification of such rights and forfeiture of shares.
13. Restrictions, if any, on transfer and transmission of shares/debentures and on their consolidation/splitting.
14. Revaluation of assets, if any (during last five years).
15. Material contracts and inspection of documents, e.g.
A. Material contracts.
C. Time and place at which the contracts together with documents will be available for inspection from the date of prospectus until the date of closing of the subscription list.