The rise of real estate corporate finance
India is currently feeling the fallout of the on-going global crisis. The countryís equity and credit markets are reeling under the combined effects of reduced overseas financing for Indian banks and corporates, reduced opportunities to raise funds on the Indian capital market and increasingly constrained internal accruals by corporates.
Effect on corporates
The impact of the crisis on Indian corporates is deeper than was initially anticipated. Broadly speaking, the Indian economic outlook must be viewed in a cautious light. Economic activity has definitely slowed and GDP has been rationalised perceptibly. Industrial activity, especially in the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors, has seen marked reduction, and even the services sector, which has been the sector we were counting on the most ó is slowing down. In fact, the financial crisis and economic slowdown in the developed economies are having a direct impact on the IT, construction and manufacturing industries.
In such an uncertain economic environment, many corporates in India are already facing considerable challenges. While the more cash-rich companies may not be as severely affected, the ones which have lower financial enablement quotients are facing liquidity issues in varying degrees of severity.
Role of Corporate Finance
Over the last seven years, there has been a tectonic shift in asset pricing, and real estate has emerged as