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Indiabulls Housing Finance launches QIP with base size of $60 million, floor price of Rs 206.7/share

The QIP launch follows the trend of many banks and NBFCs hitting the market to raise funds to soften the hit of potential bad loans triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic

September 09, 2020 / 05:38 PM IST
 
 
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IndiaBulls Housing Finance, the country’s third-largest home finance player has launched a qualified institutional placement (QIP) with a base size of $60 million and an upsize option of $40 million to bolster its capital base and strengthen its balance sheet, people with knowledge of the matter told Moneycontrol.

“The QIP has been launched a short while back at a floor price of Rs 206.7/share. A discount of up to 5 percent can be given,” said one of the persons cited above.

“CLSA, IDFC Securities and SBI Capital are the investment banks working on the deal,” added a second person.

Both the persons spoke to Moneycontrol on condition of anonymity. Moneycontrol couldn’t immediately connect with India Bulls Housing Finance, CLSA, IDFC Securities and SBI Capital for an official response.

India Bulls Housing Finance was trading at Rs 201.175 on September 9 and its market cap stood at nearly Rs 8,600 crore. The firm’s share price has risen by nearly 27 percent in the last three months.

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The QIP launch follows the trend of many banks and NBFCs hitting the market to raise funds to soften the hit of potential bad loans triggered by COVID-19.

IndiaBulls Housing Finance witnessed an abrupt top management reshuffle in August with Sameer Gehlot stepping down as Executive Chairman to focus on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Indiabulls Ventures, another company that he promotes. According to regulations, an individual cannot hold executive positions in two listed entities, the firm said. Gehlot was replaced by former RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra.

The Q1 net profit for India Bulls Housing Finance slipped from Rs 272.5 crore as compared to Rs 790 crore in the same period a year ago, reflecting a drop of 65.5 per cent. Its revenue from operations dropped by 33.7 per cent to 2,574.6 crore from Rs 3,885 crore a year ago. However, the company was optimistic and said it expected its loan book to start growing in the days ahead.

Recently, group firm IndiaBulls Real Estate and two subsidiaries of Embassy Group entered into a definitive agreement to merge their residential and commercial projects across markets to create one of the largest property development platforms in the country.
Ashwin Mohan
first published: Sep 9, 2020 04:38 pm

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