Power Finance Corporation Q2 profit zooms 33%, to set up $1 bn fund with Tata Capital
Looking to diversify its activities, the PSU is in talks with Tata Capital for setting up a USD 1-billion private equity fund, which is expected to be finalised in next "three to six months".
Power Finance Corp (PFC) Chairman and Managing Director Satnam Singh said total income stood at Rs 4,190 crore in the latest September quarter. In the year-ago period, net profit was at Rs 812 crore while total income was Rs 3,150 crore.
Loan assets rose by 28 per cent to Rs 1,40,819 crore in the July-September quarter compared to same period a year ago.
On the PE fund, Singh said the company would have 49 per cent stake in the fund while the remaining shareholding would be with Tata Capital.
"The fund would be around USD 1 billion but initially we would pump in USD 300 million," he told reporters here.
PFC has sanctioned Rs 2,200 crore to Videocon for development of oil and gas assets in Mozambique. This loan is a kind of overseas foray for the company, Singh said.
Videocon's oil fields in Mozambique are likely to start production in the next three years.
Meanwhile, he said the viability of the domestic power sector is being assessed vigorously.
The lender has sanctioned about Rs 19,000 crore to distribution companies in six states, including Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
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