Foreign investors compete to grab stake in Reliance Home Finance
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC and Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada are in a race to pick 25 percent stake in Reliance Home Finance for Rs 1,500-2,000 crore, sources said.
The funds will be used for expansion of the Anil Ambani group company, which is focusing on affordable housing for future growth.
When contacted a Reliance Capital spokesperson declined to comment.
Sources, however, said that all three large funds have shown a keen interest in purchasing a stake in Reliance Home Finance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital.
Last week, Reliance Home Finance, in a filing to the stock exchanges, announced that it has entered into exclusive discussions with an overseas institutional investor for a potential equity investment into the company.
It had said the discussions are subject to confirmatory due diligence, definitive documentation, and necessary approvals.
For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company made disbursements of Rs 8,695 crore, a year-on-year increase of 19 percent. Its total income increased by 46 percent to Rs 1,671 crore and profit before tax by 97 percent to Rs 272 crore.