India’s largest real estate firm DLF plans to raise Rs.2,100 Cr through institutional placement program (IPP)- a system in the market in which the stakes are sold to qualified institutional buyers.
DLF to raise Rs.2100 Cr through IPP.
DLF, India’s largest real estate firm, by April 2013, will raise over Rs.2100 Cr via selling its shares to qualified institutional buyers. The real estate major will sell around 8.1 Cr shares of the firm to raise the fund.
Though the move is in line with the guidelines specifying 25% public shareholding, the main aim of the move is to help the firm reduce the debt. However the Rs.2100 Cr fund is one of the biggest ever- raised through IPP, in India.
An official said that they have already started discussions with the bankers. He added that the firm is likely to appoint around three or four merchant bankers soon for the purpose. Though the pricing is not yet done, the official said that the shares will be priced either at the current market price or there may be a 5% discount in the existing prices. However the prices will be as per the prescribed guidelines of IPP, he added. Continue reading
Realty industry is all set to be lift up this Diwali. At least 12 public offerings, a slew of new projects and the return of private equity funds that had turned away proposals due to the global slowdown last year.
‘After weathering the worst funds crisis for one and half year, the realty sector has now started seeing inflow of capital and funds,’ said Anuj Puri, the country head of leading global realty brokerage firm Jones Lang LaSalle-Meghraj.
Mr. Puri further said, ‘Sales are improving and private equity funds are coming back. With market sentiments getting bullish, prospects of fund-raising are even brighter. You can now see how every company is taking the QIP route to raise funds,’.
QIP is a tool to raise capital whereby a listed company issues equity shares, fully or partly convertible debentures or securities, instead of warrants, to institutional buyers.
After losing almost 75% of its stock valuation last year, India’s realty sector has raised about $15 billion (Rs.750 billion/Rs.75,000 crore) through routes like QIP in the past six months.
Among the developers who have started mopping up funds over the past few months are the largest player in the industry, DLF Ltd, with $780 million, Unitech with $325 million and Indiabulls Real Estate with $550 million.
Real estate company Peninsula Land is planning to raise a qualified institutional placement of five hundred crore rupees for acquiring land in Mumbai. Peninsula Land has already recognized five plots in Parel, Lower Parel, Kanjurmarg and Thane. The raised capital will be used for acquiring new properties. The company currently has a board approval to raise up to seven hundred and fifty crore rupees and will make a decision on the final amount to be raised in its annual general meeting.