SBI raises Rs 15,000 cr in India’s largest QIP

State Bank of India said it raised Rs 15,000 cr by selling its shares in a ‘qualified institutional placement’ or QIP, making it the largest such transaction in Indian share market history. QIP’s usually involve selling shares exclusively to big institutions such as mutual funds, banks and other investment houses and are cheaper and quicker than […]

Bank of Baroda to raise up to Rs 1,000 cr via bond private placement

Bank of Baroda said its board of directors had approved the raising of up to Rs 1,000 cr by selling perpetual bonds. The bonds would be sold via private placement, i.e. without a public auction or book building. The timing and other details will be determined by market conditions, the Gujarat-based bank said. Bank of […]

18,420 megawatt of thermal power projects face funding difficulties in India

A large chunk of under-development coal-based power units have their construction stalled due to the paucity of funds, according to numbers obtained from the power ministry. In total, projects that have a design capacity of 18,420 megawatt, or 18.42 gigawatt, are classified as ‘stalled’ due to financial reasons, the ministry said. This is equivalent to […]

Venture Capital firms seek validation for Modi’s policies in UP election

Private equity and venture capital firms are largely bullish on India in the context of big economic reforms, but are awaiting the results of the ongoing Uttar Pradesh elections to assess the level of popular support that such policies enjoy, according to a survey by VCCircle. VCCircle, which tracks private investment activity in India, said […]

Infosys invests TidalScale, provider of simple supercomputing software

Technology provider Infosys said it made investment in TidalScale, a provider of software-defined server. No details about the financial aspects of the investment were made public. TidalScale’s offering, in many ways, is the opposite of virtualization. While virtualization allows you to split a single hardware-based server into several virtual servers, the software-defined server helps combined […]

Repco Home Finance raises Rs 100 cr by private placement

Repco Home Finance Ltd said it raised Rs 100 crore through private placement by allotting 1,000 non-convertible debentures. The face value of the secured redeemable non-convertible debentures are Rs 10 lakh each. Repco Home Finance Ltd (RHFL) is a housing finance company headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company was incorporated in April 2000. RHFL […]

Nandan Denim to issue 50 lakh warrants at Rs 200 each

Nandan Denim Limited (NDL), a Gujarat- based fabric manufacturer, said it is planning to issue 50 lakh convertible warrants to foreign investors at Rs 200 each, aggregating to Rs 100 cr. “The company will be issuing 25 lakh fully convertible warrants each to Foreign Portfolio Investors, LTS Investment Fund Ltd and LGOF Global Opportunities Ltd […]

Fiem Industries raises Rs 120 cr via private placement

Fiem Industries Ltd. said it raised Rs 120 crore by placing 12 lakh shares with qualified institutional buyers. The shares were priced at Rs 1002 each. Fiem manufacturers automotive lighting & signaling equipments and rear view mirrors. Most of its revenue comes from the two-wheeler segment of the vehicle industry. The company´s shares had closed […]

Google’s Rajan Anandan, Mohandas Pai’s son invest in NDTV food website

NDTV has closed funding for a new platform that will sell healthy foods and personal care products from across the country through its subsidiary- Smartcooky Internet Limited. Smartcooky.com is based on NDTV’s current food site — food.ndtv.com which has “almost 3 million unique visitors a month.” SmartCooky Internet Limited, has raised funds at a valuation […]

Piramal, APG tie-up to bridge Infra funding gap

Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL) and APG Asset Management, the Dutch pension fund asset manager, formed a strategic alliance for investing in rupee denominated “mezzanine” instruments issued by infrastructure companies in India with a target investment of US$ 1 billion over the next 3 years, the companies said. PEL and APG have each initially committed US$375 […]

Flipkart raises Rs 1,250 cr funding from DST Global, others

Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce platform, said it has raised $210 million (Rs 1,250 crore) from a consortium of investors led by DST Global – one of the leading global investment groups focused on Internet. Existing investors Tiger Global, Naspers, and Iconiq Capital also participated in the financing round, it said. The fund raising comes days […]