Blackstone invests Rs 1,750 cr into Future Lifestyle Fashions

Kishore Biyani owned Future Group announced that US-based private equity firm Blackstone will take a 6% stake in its fashion/garments unit, Future Lifestyle Fashions, by investing ₹1,750cr ($250 mln) into Ryka Commercial Ventures Pvt Ltd, the holding company of FLFL, and directly into FLFL. Blackstone joins other groups such as L Catterton, Premji Invest and […]

Zee completes sale of 8.7% stake to Invesco Oppenheimer

Zee Essel Group today said it has completed the sale of 8.7% of its crown jewel, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, to US-based Invesco Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund as per a plan announced in July. The remaining 2.3% stake that is to be transferred to the fund will also be sold in the “next few days”, the […]

Private Equity money shifts to commercial real estate, ignores residential segment

The last three years have seen a massive shift in private equity investment in the Indian real estate sector from residential properties to commercial properties, according to data compiled by Anarock Property Consultants. The share of residential sector within private equity investments in real estate fell to just 3% in 2018 from 47% in 2015, […]

PE player L Catterton buys 10% in Future Lifestyle, owner of Brand Factory, Central

L Catterton Asia, the Asian unit of the consumer‐focused private equity firm, will take a stake of around 10% in Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd, the company that operates the Brand Factory and Central fashion stores in India. The valuation or the amount invested was not revealed. However, Future Lifestyle Fashions has an equity market value […]

Singapore-based Gamnat to invest Rs 1,000 cr in Godrej Properties

Real Estate player Godrej Properties said Singapore-based Gamnat Pte Ltd wil invest Rs 1,000 cr in the company. The investment will be carried out at  a share price of Rs 783.50, roughly equal to today’s opening price. Shares of the company shot up to Rs 813.55 after the news was announced, and are currently trading […]

JSW-AION accepts terms for purchase of Monnet Ispat

JSW Steel Limited said it, along with its consortium partner and private equity player AION Investments Private II Ltd, has accept the terms and conditions for the acquisition of the assets of bankrupt steelmaker Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited. The duo were declared the successful, and only, bidders two days ago. The bids were placed […]

Godrej Properties taps Fund Management to co-develop Godrej Two tower

Godrej Properties Ltd said Godrej Fund Management will invest into its ‘Godrej Two’ commercial building project in Vikhroli. Godrej Fund Management was set up by the real estate company three years ago primarily with the purpose of raising funds for its real estate projects. It is currently a separate and distinct entity. Financial details, such […]

Yes Bank lends Rs 750 cr to Mahindra Group for Rewa solar plant

Yes Bank said it will lend Rs 750 cr to Mahindra Renewables Pvt. Ltd., part of the Mahindra Group, for constructing a 250 megawatt solar farm in the solar park at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. The project has raised another Rs 200 cr from other financial institutions and achieved financial closure, the bank added. The […]

HDFC ties up with Bangalore-based Prestige Estate for Rs 2,500-cr affordable housing venture

Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd has tied up with Bangalore-based real estate player Prestige Estates to invest Rs 2,500 cr in affordable housing. The tie-up has been implemented through its subsidiary HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, which is the investment manager to HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund 1. The fund, which focuses on middle income […]

OrbiMed Asia invests $7.5 mln more in Vivimed Labs unit

Vivimed Labs said it will receive $7.5mn investment from OrbiMed Asia into its API business as a follow on to the $42.5 mn invested in September 2017. At the time, Vivimed has said that the proceeds will be utilised for debt reduction at the parent entity level as well as for expanding the API business. […]

RCom says still talking to Brookfield, others to sell towers

Reliance Communications said it is in talks with several parties, including Brookfield Asset Management, to sell its tower assets. “The Company is renegotiating the tower transactions with all the interested parties including Brookfield Infrastructure Group,” it said. The clarification comes after reports that Brookfield had withdrawn from the tower deal completely sent RCom’s shares plunging […]

Ruchi Soya Industries sold to Devonshire Capital

Ruchi Soya Industries said global private equity player Devonshire Capital will buy 51% of the company and 100% of certain of its ‘branded packaged oils distribution business’. The money will be substantially utilized for payment to all lenders over a period of time, it said. Devonshire will pay Rs 4,000 cr for the branded packaged […]

RCom withdraws scheme for sale of tower co to Brookfield

Reliance Communications said it has filed with the National Company Law Tribunal to withdraw its demerger scheme for its tower assets. The move follows the cancellation of its plans to merge with Aircel Cellular due to regulatory issues. The company Anil Ambani-led company had said that since the merger with Aircel was cancelled, the deal […]

India sees record-breaking Private Equity inflows in 2017 – Study

The amount of money invested or committed by private equity firms in India reached an all time high in the first nine months of this year, said Venture Intelligence, a research firm tracking unlisted company financials, transactions and valuations. PE firms invested about $17.6 billion in Indian companies as of September, overtaking the previous record […]

Vivimed pharma unit gets Rs 270 cr investment from OrbiMed fund

Pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals maker Vivimed Labs said investment firm OrbiMed will invest $42.5 mn (Rs 270 cr) into its active pharmaceutical ingredients business. The investment will be into Vivimed Labs Mascarene Ltd, which is in turn the holding entity of the company’s API business, UQUlFA. The proceeds of this fund raise will be utilised […]

Bharti Airtel sells 10% of Infratel to KKR, CPPIB at Rs 325 per share

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications services provider, said it sold 10.3% of its tower unit Bharti Infratel to funds advised by US private equity firm KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board at Rs 325 per share. The transaction has been done at a premium of around 3% to the stock’s opening price of Rs […]

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 […]

Private Equity investment in India up 20% in March quarter

Private Equity firms invested about $2,646 million across 124 deals during the quarter ended March 2015, according to early data from Venture Intelligence, a research firm focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations. The investment amount was 20% higher than that invested in the same period last year ($2,212 million across 132 transactions), […]

Bain Capital’s $245 mln exit of Hero MotoCorp largest in Q2

The exit by US fund Bain Capital from Indian motorcycle maker Hero MotoCorp was the biggest in the second quarter of 2014, a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers said. Bain Capital sold Hero MotoCorp shares worth $245 mln (close to Rs 1,450 cr), making it one of the biggest private equity exits of the year, according […]