HDFC II (IFC-44139)

  • 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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 20, 2021
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.
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 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)
$ 250.00 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 May 6, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jul 1, 2021

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Project Description
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According to IFC documents, the proposed investment comprises a senior debt investment of up to US$250 million in HDFC Limited (HDFC or the Company). The loan proceeds will be used to provide retail buyers financing for affordable housing with a mutually agreed portion of IFC funding to be earmarked for green affordable housing     

The Project is in line with the Government of India's "Housing for All by 2022" initiative. The most significant, expected project-level outcome is increased access to financing for affordable housing for lower and middle-income segments. The Project will also support HDFC in gradually growing its nascent green housing portfolio. Beyond the Project, IFC anticipates that the investment, together with other IFC's efforts in the segment, will help promote greater competitiveness in affordable housing financing via demonstration and replication channels.                                          

Investment Description
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  The proposed investment is a US$250 million A-loan on IFC’s own account.

Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
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.

 HDFC was incorporated in 1997 and is the first specialized housing finance company in India. It is involved in providing finance to individuals, corporates/developers for the purchase, construction, development and repair of houses and commercial properties in India. To date, HDFC has financed over 8.1 million housing units cumulatively. It has evolved since incorporation into a financial conglomerate and has subsidiaries/associates that are market leaders in financial services segments like banking, insurance, asset management.

HDFC’s shares are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), India, and the National Stock Exchange (NSE), India, and the Corporation’s Synthetic INR Denominated bonds are listed on the London Stock Exchange. 100% of the Company is owned by public shareholders. Of the same, 8.3% with mutual funds, 72.8% with foreign portfolio investors, 7.5% with insurance companies, 8.1% with individuals and balance 3.3% with others.         

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HDFC Limited
Ms. Jigna Negandhi
HDFC Limited, HDFC House, 165-166, Backbay Reclamation, H.T. Parekh Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 021


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