PC Jeweller to raise up to Rs 257 cr from US-based Fidelity

By: | Published: July 27, 2016 5:19 PM

P C Jeweller will raise up to Rs 257 crore through issue of preferential shares to US-based investment firm Fidelity for business expansion.

The company's stock closed at Rs 430.15, up 1.16 per cent, apiece on BSE. (Reuters)The company’s stock closed at Rs 430.15, up 1.16 per cent, apiece on BSE. (Reuters)

P C Jeweller will raise up to Rs 257 crore through issue of preferential shares to US-based investment firm Fidelity for business expansion.

In May, the national capital-based firm had raised Rs 427 crore from DVI Fund Mauritius by allotting it compulsorily convertible debentures.

P C Jeweller today informed BSE that its board has approved the issue of compulsorily convertible preference shares for an aggregate amount of up to Rs 257.37 crore on private placement basis.

When contacted, PC Jeweller Managing Director Balram Garg said: “We will raise up to Rs 257 crore from Fidelity. The proceeds from DVI Fund and Fidelity would be utilised as capital expenditure for future expansion.

“We had a target to raise about Rs 600-700 crore and the same has been completed.”
Garg said the company is adding more stores every fiscal and is exploring to set up new manufacturing facilities. It has three factories and about 60 retail stores across the country.

In February, PC Jeweller had acquired premium bridal gold jewellery brand AZVA from the World Gold Council (WGC) for an undisclosed amount.

The company’s stock closed at Rs 430.15, up 1.16 per cent, apiece on BSE.

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