Piramal Enterprises Limited Rights Issue Over-Subscribed
Piramal Enterprises Limited (Piramal NSE: PEL, BSE: 500302) announces the successful completion of its Rights Issue that closed on January 21, 2020. The issue saw participation from most of its existing large institutional investors, as well as retail investors. The issue has been over-subscribed ~1.14 times*. The ~INR 3,650 Crore Rights Issue offered an opportunity to all its existing shareholders to participate in the capital raise.
Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Enterprises Ltd. said, “We are delighted to receive such a tremendous response from our existing shareholders towards the Rights Issue especially in this volatile market environment. The enthusiastic response by both retail and institutional shareholders is an affirmation of their confidence in the Company’s fundamentals, balance sheet and growth prospects. Through the Rights Issue, the preferential allotment to CDPQ, the stake sale in Shriram Transport and the recent sale of Decision Resources Group, the Company is far exceeding its commitment to bring in INR 8,000-10,000 Crores of equity in FY2020. With these transactions, the Company is raising funds aggregating up to ~INR 14,500 Crores, which will further strengthen our balance sheet and allow us to target both organic as well as inorganic growth opportunities that the environment is offering.”
The Company’s fund-raise to the extent of ~INR 14,500 Crores in FY2020 includes:
- ~INR 6,750 Crores (USD$950 million) from the sale of Decision Resources Group to Clarivate Analytics
- ~INR 3,650 Crores from the Rights Issue
- INR 1,750 Crores from CDPQ against preferential allotment of Compulsory Convertible Debentures (CCDs)
- ~INR 2,300 Crores from the stake sale in Shriram Transport Finance
Note: *The data pertaining to the Rights Issue is preliminary and is subject to verification and clearing of payments, as applicable and finalization of the basis of allotment.