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Corporate India set to prefer QIPs for Funds Raising in 2010

Corporate India set to prefer QIPs for Funds Raising in 2010

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Merchant bankers are of view that Qualified institutional placements (QIPs) are expected to still be the preferred route to raise money in 2010.

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Earlier, QIPs  had gained traction during the middle of the year but ran into valuation headwinds in the last quarter of 2009.

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In 2009, Indian companies had raised close to Rs 33,000 crore by way of 45 QIP issuances.

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Also, about 33 QIP issuances are trading above the issue price, while 12 issuances are trading below the issue price.

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2009 was the year of the QIPs.

QIPs are expected to rule the roost, as there is serious interest and appetite in the overseas markets for instruments like converts/ADRs/GDRs.

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QIP, which was introduced in May 2006, picked up momentum in 2007 and then stagnated in 2008 when the market was in a bear grip.

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Delhi-based real estate company Unitech successfully raised $325 million through a QIP in mid-April 2009.

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Later, Indiabulls Real Estate and PTC India raised Rs 2,657 crore and Rs 500 crore, respectively, through such placements.

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QIP is a private placement by which a company sells its shares to qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) on a discretionary basis with the two-week average price being the floor.

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In a QIP, unlike an IPO or PE investment, the window is shorter (four weeks) and money can be raised quickly.

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According to a study by SMC Capital, the 45 QIP issuances have resulted into a mark-to-market (MTM) return of about more than 21.60 per cent, amounting to a profit of about Rs 7,050 crore.

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Some of the QIP issuances trading significantly above the issue price are Unitech (first round of QIP issuance), Emami, Shree Renuka Sugars, HCC , United Spirits, Dewan Housing, etc.

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Those trading below the issue price are Network 18 Fincap, REI Agro, Indiabulls Financial Services, Punj Lloyd, Delta Corp.

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“The overall positive listing performance of QIPs in 2009 will encourage investors as well as Indian corporates to access this route for fund-rising in an aggressive manner,” says Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equity head, SMC Capitals.

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QIPs had hit a pause button when a large percentage of them ran into valuation headwinds, resulting in companies raising a much smaller amount than what was initially proposed.

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Record Fund Raising by India Inc,through QIPs, is on the Cards.

 

Record Fund Raising by India Inc,through QIPs, is on the Cards

Record Fund Raising by India Inc,through QIPs, is on the Cards

 

 

Indian companies are all set to  raise record fund through share sales to institutional investors in the next few months as they attempt to reduce debt accumulated during their takeovers.

Hindalco, Aban Offshore and Tech Mahindra, which bought the scandal-hit Satyam Computer, will lead this record fund raising by India Inc.

Indian companies have approvals from shareholders to raise as much as Rs 68,000 crore by selling shares to institutional investors under the so-called qualified institutional placement route.

This is in addition to around Rs 26,000 cr that has been raised by companies such as real estate developer Unitech and Suzlon Energy in the last six months, thanks to the signs of economic revival and  record stocks rally.

India Inc raised as much as Rs 26,430 cr in the last thirty-six QIP issues since March this year, according to the analysis.

These companies which raised funds in the last six months still have room to raise another Rs 23,000 cr based on the approvals shareholders have given them.

There are several companies which have received approval for QIPs between June and October with a potential to raise as much as Rs 44,000 crore, but are yet to hit the market.

Hindalco, which is saddled with debt after it acquired Canada’s Novellis, plans to raise Rs 2,900 crore and Tech Mahindra plans to raise to partly repay the loan it took to buy Satyam Computer.

Essar Oil which is negotiating to buy Shell’s refineries in the UK plans to raise around Rs 9,000 cr, whereas JSW Steel has a mandate raise Rs 4,853 cr.

Shareholders’ approval is valid for a year and most of these companies took approval after June this year.

“The issues that have come till now got strong interest from institutional investors, and predominantly from foreign buyers who bought over 90% of the QIP issues.  Given the current market conditions and the kind of interest that Investors displayed in the Indian growth story, the proposed issues should be subscribed successfully,” said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equity head, SMC Capitals.

The fund raising gets bigger when one takes into account the potential IPOs and government share sales which may run into billions of dollars more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Nifty Hit the Level of 5,000 :)

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Nifty hit the significant level of 5,000, first time since May 23, 2008, taking 326 trading sessions while, the standard index prepared early gains to close flat after hitting 5,003 at its day’s high.

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However, nifty closed slightly higher at 4,965, up 7 points whereas another standard Sensex also ended flat at 16,711, up 34 points, off its day’s high of 16,820 while both the indices were lower by over 4.4% decline in heavyweight RIL.

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Moreover, RIL stated that it has raised around Rs 3,188 crore through sale of 1.50 crore equity shares of the company and selling pressure in RIL weighed down on the oil & gas index, down 2.8%.

Additionally, the BSE realty index slid 0.9%, Unitech lost 3% and Phoenix Mills declined 2.4% while IT and auto stocks increased.

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Similarly, the BSE IT index gained 1.9%, Patni Computer and HCL Tech rose over 6% while the auto index on the BSE was also up 1.5% and Amtek Auto increased 14.6%.

On the other hand, in the Sensex pack, ACC emerged as the biggest gainer while the stock advanced 3.6% to Rs 827 however, Hindalco, JP Associates, Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki gained over 3% each.

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Further, RIL was declared the top loser in the group followed by Tata Steel and ITC.

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A correction is expected and likely to take place in markets at current levels. But it is unlikely to be a sharp one.

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European and Asian stock markets extended the week’s rally on Thursday, hitting new highs for the year, as investors became increasingly confident that the U.S. economy , the world’s largest , is growing again.

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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.