Axis Bank mops up Rs 4,726 cr in largest-ever QIP sale
The lender raised Rs 4,726 crore through the QIP route and Rs 811.47 crore from preferential allotment to five entities -- LIC, General Insurance, The New India Assurance, National Insurance and United India Insurance, according to a regulatory filing.
"The QIP (qualified institutional placement) programme was hugely successful having received significant interest from institutional investors from across the globe.
"The entire offering was placed with high quality investors that included large long only funds, pension funds, insurers and domestic MFs," the third largest private bank said in a statement.
The bank further said this offering led to a redistribution of the bank's shares with the weight of long term institutions rising significantly, thereby bringing down the promoters' holding to 33.5 per cent, other resident shareholders to 19.3 per cent and global institutions, including GDRs, to 47.2 per cent.
On successful fund-raising, bank's Managing Director and Chief Executive Shikha Sharma said, "We are happy with the huge response from global institutional investors. We are delighted that large global houses and long-term institutions like pension funds, insurers and MFs have reposed their faith in us".
"We believe that the success of this fund-raising signals the belief in the India promise and the renewed interest global investors have in high quality companies and issuers from the country," she said.
The QIP programme was managed by Axis Capital, Citi
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