Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Limited (IFC-41814)

  • India
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 20, 2019
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 23, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 8, 2019

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Project Description

According to IFC website, the proposed investment comprises s senior debt investment in Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited, a housing finance company. The expected development impact is to provide access to housing finance. This will help in expanding the outreach of access to housing finance loans. IFC's support to PCHFL is aimed at supporting PCHFL's strategic intention to grow its affordable housing portfolio in a significant way in the near term. 

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC proposes to invest up to US$150 million in PCHFL in the form of senior debt investment. In addition, IFC would assist PCHFL in mobilizing up to an additional US$200 million through Parallel Loans.

IFC’s loan will be utilized for on-lending to retail housing finance sector. 

Private Actors

PCHFL is a 100% owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL). Key shareholders of PEL other than the Promoter Group include East Bridge Capital Master Fund & I Limited (6.3%), Life Insurance Corporation of India (3.48%) and Aberdeen Global Indian Equity Limited (1.3%).  The Promoter of PEL is Mr. Ajay Piramal. 

Contact Information

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited
Ms. Dimple Kapur
Group Head Branding & Corporate Communications
+91 22 61513400
Email Address: dimple.kapur@pirmal.com 
Lower Parel West, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013


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