Mahindra Financial Services raises Rs 867 crore via QIP

Mahindra Financial Services raises Rs 867 crore via QIP Mumbai: Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (MMFS) on Thursday said it has raised Rs 867 crore through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) issue, making it one of the most successful share sales in recent times.

The city-headquartered finance arm of auto major M&M said the issue was oversubscribed five times.

The company said it issued 97,50,257 equity shares at Rs 889 a share, at par with its market price of November 7, which was the launch date of the issue.

"Normally QIPs happen at the floor price set by Sebi but we raised it at the market price on that date and it got oversubscribed," company's MD Ramesh Iyer told PTI.

The market regulator had set a floor price of Rs 880.70 per share. The company scrip today touched a new high of Rs 995.15 a piece on the BSE, whose 30-share Sensex closed 164 points down.

Iyer said the capital influsion, which takes the Tier-I capital adequacy to over 20 percent from the earlier 14 percent, will suffice the company for the next two years.

The promoter holding in the company also gets reduced to 51.2 percent post-issue from the earlier levels of over 56 percent, Iyer said, adding the Mahindras are fine with this level of holding.

The firm, which is primarily into lending for M&M vehicles and tractors, posted a loan growth of 35 percent till September and Iyer said it is not revising its targets.

The issue, advised by Kotak Mahindra Capital, JM Financial Institutional Securities, Citigroup, Deutsche Equities and HSBC Securities and Capital Markets, got response from around the globe with investors from the US, Britain and Asia apart from India getting the allotments, Iyer said.

The QIP was one of the few successful issues in recent times and is expected to be followed up by similar offerings from Apollo Tyres and IndusInd Bank.

PTI