DCM STFC Sec III (IFC-47404)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 16, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 4, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Nov 14, 2022

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Project Description
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According to IFC, the proposed project envisages a rupee denominated investment into securitized assets of Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited (STFC) through Pass Through Certificates (PTCs) of up to USD 300 million equivalent (of which up to USD150 million will be through IFC’s own account and remaining through mobilization). The proposed project supports vehicle financing for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), particularly the micro segment, with a focus on the low-income states (LIS) and rural regions of India. The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated the already weak economic environment for this segment since they are less resilient to exogenous shocks. Through this project, IFC will provide liquidity to the extremely important MSME segment through NBFCs, and enable resilient business recovery.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

STFC is one of the largest asset-financing NBFCs in India with assets under management (AUM) of USD 16.5 billion (INR 1.35 trillion) as on 30 September 2022, with a very strong distribution network that caters to over 2.19 million customers through 1,854 branch offices and 758 rural centres across India. STFC primarily lends to MSME clients in the transportation sector that are economically weak, have limited credit history and therefore are unable to raise funds from commercial banks.

STFC is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange and has a market capitalization of USD 4.0 billion as of 01 November 2022. As of 30 September 2022, 29.37 percent of STFC’s shares were held by the promoter & promoter group, 50.73 percent were held by foreign portfolio investors and foreign institutional investors, 14.19 percent were held by FIs (including insurance companies, banks and mutual funds), 5.35 percent were held by public shareholders, and 0.37 percent were held by others.                   

STFC is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and has 1,854 branches across India.        

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited Client Transport

Contact Information
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Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited
Sandeep Balagopalan
AVP – Corporate Finance and Treasury
Fax: +91 22 40959596
G Block, BKC, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051, Maharashtra, India


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