Economy

Parsvnath gets Rs 100 cr via equity sale in Ghaziabad project

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 11, 2011 Published on January 11, 2011

Realty firm Parsvnath Developers on Tuesday said it has raised Rs 100 crore by selling 49.9 per cent stake in a housing project at Ghaziabad to private equity (PE) firm Sun Apollo.

The 31-acre housing project ‘Parsvnath Exotica’ is being developed by its subsidiary Parsvnath Buildwell.

“Sun-Apollo will invest up to Rs 100 crore for a 49.9 per cent stake in the project SPV Parsvnath Buildwell, which will develop the project,” Parsvnath said in a statement.

“This is the fifth project being developed by us in which foreign investors have made foreign direct investment (FDI),” said Mr Pradeep Jain, Chairman, Parsvnath Developers.

For Sun Apollo, this is the second investment in Parsvnath’s project. Earlier, it had invested Rs 75 crore in a housing project in Gurgaon.

Since 2009, Parsvnath has raised nearly Rs 440 crore through two rounds of private placement of equity shares with institutional investors and another Rs 410 crore by selling stakes at project level to PE firms.

The company had utilised the Rs 850 crore raised through Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) and private equity at project level to cut its debt and meet the construction cost.

The company has land reserves of approximately 193.98 million sq ft, which is spread over 45 cities and 16 states.

Sun-Apollo is a $630—million India dedicated real estate private equity fund. It invests in development and acquisition of assets across property types.

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Published on January 11, 2011
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