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Corporate India Mobilized Rs 21k crore through Share Sale :)

India Inc has mobilised over Rs 21,000 crore through share sale to institutional investors in the past six months

India Inc has mobilised over Rs 21,000 crore through share sale to institutional investors in the past six months

India Inc has mobilized over Rs 21,000 crore through share sale to institutional investors in the past six months, which is nearly half the amount proposed to be raised by these companies.


According to data compiled by SMC Capital, during the period starting March 2009, Indian corporates raised about Rs 21,377 crore through 29 Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) issuances.

“The companies are preparing for a second round of institutional placement.

The firms which have not raised the amount they had proposed initially is most likely to launch another QIP issue,” SMC Capital Equity Head Jagannadham Thunuguntla said.


Despite the fact that Indian corporates were quite aggressive in QIP fund raising in the past six months, on an average they raised only 48.63 per cent of the amount approved by their board or shareholders, he said.

Early this year, India Inc announced intentions for raising funds through QIP, as all possible sources of fund raising dried up.

Of the total fund raised thorough the QIP route in the past six months, over Rs 10,300 crore, comprising nearly half of the total amount raised, has been mobilised by the cash-starved real estate companies, including DLF, Unitech and Indiabulls Real estate.

44,000 Crores to be Raised by Indian Firms :)

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Indian corporates raised Rs 21,691 crore through the qualified institutional placement (QIP) route during the first half of this fiscal and the funds raised through this route are expected to double in the second half.


Mr Jagannadham Thunuguntla, the equity head of SMC Capital, said: “As of now, about 48 companies have received requisite resolutions from either shareholders or their boards to raise the funds through QIP route. The total amount proposed to be raised by these companies is about Rs 44,000 crore.”


He further said: “As there is no requirement for the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for the QIP issuance. These companies are ready to offer their QIP whenever they are confident about the market conditions.”


“Some of the prominent names of the corporates that would be raising funds through this route include Tech Mahindra, Essar Oil, Hindalco, RCom, Omaxe, Pantaloon Retail, Jet Airways, Ansal, JSW Steel and L&T,” he said.


It seems that the Indian promoters have regained their confidence and enthusiasm for fund raising, he added.


It is turning out that corporates are raising funds through QIP route as a last alternative and not as a preference.

Most of the IPOs launched in the last seven to eight months had put up a flop show.


The bank funds that are another source of funding are not available for most of the corporates.

Depending upon the sector and profile, banks are asking for premium over interest rates and for smaller companies, banks are not offering loans.

So the corporates that are looking for the expansions would opt for the QIP route to raise the funds, Mr Thunuguntla added.


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QIP route set to lose sheen :(

QIP route set to lose sheen

Raising money through the qualified institutional placement (QIP) route is expected to get tougher in coming days as almost 75% of the QIPs made in 2009 have given negative returns with 10 out of 13 of them trading below their offer prices.

With the success of Unitech, which raised a total of Rs 4,400 crore in two tranches in 2009, QIP has become the most favoured instrument for fund raising by corporates. So far in the calendar year 2009, 13 companies mobilised Rs 12,500 crore through the QIP route.

In view of the current down trend in the equity market where majority of the QIPs made have seen significant erosion in value, experts argue that raising funds through this route would either slow down or get delayed.

A study by Crisil Equities shows that total return on investments by all the QIPs is marginally negative despite significant gains registered from the first QIP of Unitech, which has delivered a positive return of around 75%. The study reveals that around one fourth of the QIPs are trading 20% below their offer prices.

In absolute terms, Unitech’s second tranche of QIP of Rs 2789 crore at an offer price of Rs 81 has lost over Rs 450 crore. However, Unitech’s first QIP of Rs 1,620 crore in April 2009 at an offer price of Rs 38.5 is the largest wealth creator for QIPs with total gains of Rs 1220 crore.

Going forward, another 23 companies have lined up to raise Rs 43,887 crore through the QIP route. Of this, GMR Infrastructure has already withdrawn its QIP of Rs 5,000 crore owing to poor investor response.

Citing the example of GMR Infrastructure, Jagannadham Thunuguntla, head of equity, SMC Capital Ltd, said: “Only good companies with reasonable valuations will be able to successfully complete their QIP process. Whatever valuations the companies are offering to potential investors should also be justified by their fundamentals”.

However, experts also argue that the significant fall in the prices of QIPs is also on account of profit taking by qualified institutional buyers (QIB).

“Since there is no lock-in period for investment in QIPs, most of the institutional investors have sold heavily after subscribing to the QIPs making hefty profits”, said a senior executive at a leading institutional broking firm.

Unitech, through its two QIP issues, raised around Rs 4,400 crore, accounting for 35% of the total QIP amount. Among sectors, the real estate, with five companies, has raised a total of Rs 9,500 crore, 76% of the total QIP amount.