Indiabulls Real Estate to raise ₹3,911 crore from Blackstone Group, Embassy Group & others

April 6, 2024

Indiabulls Real Estate said its board has approved raising ₹3,911 crore through the issuance of shares and warrants to investors, including the Blackstone Group and Embassy Group.

Global investment firm Blackstone will invest ₹1,235 crore, while the Bengaluru-based Embassy Group will infuse ₹1,160 crore.

After the conversion of the warrants, the Embassy Group will hold 18.7 per cent while Blackstone will own 12.4 per cent.

In a regulatory filing on Friday, IBREL (Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd.) informed that the board has approved “fund-raise via preferential issue of equity shares and convertible warrants, on a private placement basis, for cash consideration, aggregating to approx. ₹3,910.93 crore”.

The move is aimed at recapitalising its balance sheet and positioning the company for organic and inorganic growth purposes.

These include capital expenditure for the completion of existing projects and new launches as well as proposed acquisitions, other working capital requirements and general corporate purposes.

The board has approved the issuance of 9,13,55,606 fully-paid equity shares of a face value ₹2 each of the company at ₹111.51.

It has also approved the issuance of 25,93,69,201 warrants, convertible into an equivalent number of equity shares, at an exercise price of ₹111.51.

These securities would be issued to certain entities of the Embassy Group, Baillie Gifford, entities controlled by funds managed by affiliates of Blackstone Inc. (Blackstone Real Estate Fund), funds managed by Quant Money Managers, Poonawalla Finance and other investors.

The board’s nod is subject to the approval of the shareholders of the company and other requisite clearances.

In the filing, IBREL said the board has approved asset acquisitions worth ₹1,853 crore to re-energise the business and fuel growth.

Sachin Shah, executive director, IBREL, said, “We are excited to announce the recapitalisation of the company, which also includes four strategic asset acquisitions that boost our project pipeline.

“We are grateful for the constant support of our two largest shareholders. We are thrilled that we have a roster of new blue-chip investors who have come on board and validated the company and its growth prospects. The funds will allow us to complete our existing projects and pursue new opportunities. This investment is a culmination of the turnaround strategy that has taken place over the past 13 months.”

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