The stock climbed 4.47 percent to Rs 119 on BSE. On NSE, it gained 4.34 percent to Rs 118.90.

The leading housing finance firm, promoted by Punjab National Bank, will be using the proceeds from the share sale mainly towards augmenting its capital base and for general corporate purposes.

According to the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP), the company plans to raise up to Rs 2,500 crore through the initial share sale and a portion will be reserved for the employees.

At the end of March 2016, PNB had 51 percent stake in the company. Post-IPO, it will "continue to hold approximately 35-37 percent of the issued and paid-up share capital", according to the DRHP.

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