3% rise in Indiabulls Real Estate shares

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After winning the bid of NTC’s defunct Bharat Textile Mills in Worli, Mumbai, for Rs. 1505 cr, Indiabulls Real Estate shares have raised by over 3 %. Last Friday, the bid for Bharat Textile Mills closed and the winner was Indiabulls Infraestate which won by just Rs. 2 cr.  

On the Bombay Stock Exchange, the shares settle at Rs 175.70 which is 3.51 % higher than the share price before this bid. Also, on the National Stock Exchange, the share price closed at Rs. 176.45; 4% higher.

Sensex, the broader market also closed higher by 143.51 points at 18,287.50.  

Indiabulls had also one the auction before this one which was for NTC’s 2.3-acre Poddar Mill held last week. Indiabulls paid almost double the reserve price for the mill, i.e. it paid Rs.474 cr for the mill where the bid started from Rs.250 cr.

Lodha hikes bid price for NTC’s Finlay

Lodha Developers is ready to deal a 10.3-acre plot in Central Mumbai for Rs 710 crore in what could be the biggest realty deal this year, a sign that the slump in real estate sector may have finally gone. Company’s director Mr. Abhishek Lodha declared the offer made to acquire the Finlay Mill property belonging to NTC.

The developer is looking to fund the transaction through an IPO to raise three thousand crore rupees by end of August.

Lodha’s earlier bid for the 10.3-acre mill land was Rs 657.9 crore when the reserve price was fixed at Rs 708 crore. On Thursday, NTC’s asset review committee did not accept Lodha’s bid on grounds that it was much lower than the reserve price.

Lodha communicated to NTC its decision to increase its offer price for the Finlay property. The other bidder in the fray for the property was Indiabulls Real Estate at Rs 520 crore.

The payment for the Finlay Mill acquisition would be made in three tranches over three months. The deal will be inked between Lodha and NTC in the next ten days.

NTC board to decide on bid

Lodha Developers’ Rs 657.9-crore bid for the 10.3-acre Finlay Mill property in central Mumbai has not been cleared by the asset review committee of the National Textile Corporation. Bid was placed on 16th of this month. NTC’s asset review committee was to take a decision, as it was much lower than the reserve price. The committee could not arrive at decision, as many members were against awarding the land parcel at a price lower than the reserve price.

NTC MD K Ramchandran Pillai said, “The asset committee had the power to take a decision. Now, the NTC board will decide whether to award the Finlay Mill land to Lodha.” On July 16, the Finlay Mill property received two bids from Lodha and Indiabulls for Rs 657.9 crore and Rs 520 crore, respectively. This was widely viewed as a revival of the real estate.