Canara Bank sells 13.45%stake in housing finance arm to Caladium Investment

Canara Bank sold the stake to Singapore-based Caladium Investment for Rs754 crore as a part of the monetisation process of its non-core assets


Canara Bank owned 43.45% stake in Can Fin Homes on 31 December 2016. Photo: HT
Canara Bank owned 43.45% stake in Can Fin Homes on 31 December 2016. Photo: HT

Mumbai: Canara Bank said on Friday that it had sold a 13.45% stake in its subsidiary Can Fin Homes Ltd for Rs 753.77 crore to an affiliate of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd.

The buyer, Caladium Investment Pvt Ltd, bought 35,80,849 shares at Rs 2,105 each in an off-market deal.

The decision to sell the stake in its home loans arm is part of the state-owned bank’s plan to monetise assets that are not core to its main lending business.

In the quarter ended 31 December, Can Fin Homes reported a net profit of Rs 59.6 crore, compared with Rs 42.18 crore a year ago. Revenue rose 24% year-on-year to Rs 349.5 crore in the December.

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