Shriram Properties and Career Launcher tie up

Shriram Properties and Career Launcher have tied up to open a chain of 25 Indus World Schools in townships developed by Shriram Properties.
According to Career Launcher, a leading education service provider present in 200 locations in India, West Asia and the US, initially, Indus World Schools would come up by 2010 in Shriram Properties townships being developed in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam.
Over the next three years, 25 such schools will come up in the southern and eastern parts of the country.
As per the agreement signed by the two partners, Shriram Properties will provide the infrastructure and Career Launcher will bring in its education expertise.
Indus World Schools are operating in Hyderabad, Indore, Mandi, Bhiwani, Raipur, Ahmednagar, Amritsar, Gurgaon and Noida.

Realty companies are back on track

Emaar MGF, Godrej Properties, Lodha Developers, Sahara Prime City, Nitesh Estates and Sriram Properties will all hit the capital markets in the current year, declaring that the worst may be over for an industry that virtually cratered in the global economic storm last year.

With market conditions still tight, it will be tough for these issuers to demand substantial premium from investors. Looking at the present volatile market, it would be really difficult to predict the premium.

The last to be listed, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts, debuted on BSE 7 percent higher than its issue price. Godrej Properties, the real estate arm of the Godrej Group, plans to sell around 10 percent through its maiden public issue. Before that, the company will place a 3.5 percent equity with select institutions.

The IPO is expected to fetch the company anywhere between 450 crore and 600 crore rupees. It will use the proceeds for building low-cost housing. ICICI Securities and Kotak Mahindra Capital are the merchant bankers to the issue.