HDFC plans to raise $500-mn realty pvt equity fund

Reuters New Delhi | Updated on December 17, 2014 Published on December 17, 2014

HDFC Property Fund, set up by Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd, India’s biggest mortgage lender, plans to raise a $500-million fund to invest in residential real estate projects, said people directly involved in the process.

HDFC plans to raise part of the private equity fund from investors, including Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC), investment firm Temasek Holdings and Oman’s State General Reserve Fund, one of them said.

HDFC, which will start approaching investors early next year, expects to generate returns of 21 per cent over the seven-year life of the fund by investing in residential projects in western and southern India.

HDFC, GIC, Temasek and Oman’s State General Reserve Fund declined to comment. The sources declined to be named as the fund-raising plan is not public yet.

Published on December 17, 2014
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