Mumbai: Pure-play gold loan company Manappuram Finance on Thursday joined a growing breed of financiers opting to raise debt in a rising interest rate regime and increasing market volatility, and said it will raise Rs 750 crore through bond issue.
The non-convertible debenture issue, opening on 18 August and closing on 5 September , offers interest rate up to 12.20 % annually on the two-year bond.
The face value of each bond is Rs 1,000 with a minimum subscription of five bonds and will be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The fund raised will be used for various financing activities, including investments and lending, Manappuram Finance managing director I Unnikrishnan told reporters here.
It will also be used for capital expenditure and working capital requirements, he said.
The Kerala-based company has enough capital to take its loan book to Rs 15,000 crore in one year and out of that Rs 2,000 crore will be raised from this bond issue Unnikrishnan said.
As of 30 June , the company’s loan portfolio stood at Rs 9,000 crore and the capital adequacy at 29.3%, which is much above the Reserve Bank requirement of 15%.
Recently, many NBFCs, including Shriram Transport Finance, Muthoot Finance and India Infoline Financial Services among others have tapped the bond market to raise funds.