Shriram Transport to raise Rs. 5,000 crore through NCD

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 14:58 hrs
Shriram Transport

Mumbai: Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC)Limited, the flagship company from the Shriram conglomerate and an asset financing NBFC, is proposing a public issue of Rs 5,000 crores by issuing 5 crore secured redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of the face value of Rs. 1,000/- each.

The issue will open on June 27, 2018 and close on July 20, 2018, with an option of early closure, subject to the Base Issue size being fully subscribed prior to such early closure and/or extension.

The NCDs are proposed to be listed on BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited.

Prospectus dated June 25 says that through the first tranche the company is offering to public for subscription 5,00,00,000 (five crore only) NCDs of face value of Rs. 1,000 each aggregating to Rs. 5,000 crore, with a Base issue consisting of one crore NCDs of face values of Rs. 1,000 each aggregating to Rs. 1,000 crore with an option to retain over-subscription upto the Shelf Limit of Rs. 5,000 crore.

The proposed NCDs under this Issue have been rated ‘CRISIL AA+/Stable’ by CRISIL and ‘IND AA+: Outlook Stable’ by India Ratings and Research for an amount of upto Rs. 5,000 crore. These ratings indicate high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations and carrying very low credit risk.

The funds raised through this issue will be used for onward lending, financing, and for repayment/ prepayment of interest and principal of existing borrowings of the Company and for general corporate purposes.

Options of investment tenors are 3, 5 and 10 years, with coupon of 9.10% p.a., 9.30% p.a. and 9.40% p.a. respectively with monthly, annual & cumulative payment options.

These NCDs, bearing a fixed rate of interest, are being offered under seven different series:

Series I and II are monthly options, having tenure of 5 years and 10 years respectively, and the Coupon shall be 8.93% p.a., 9.03% p.a. respectively.

Series III, Series IV and Series V are payable annually, having tenure of 3 years, 5 years and 10 years, respectively, and the coupon shall be 9.10% p.a., 9.30% p.a. and 9.40% p.a. respectively.

Series VI and VII are cumulative options, where face value and interest accrued are paid at the end of the tenure. Effective yield shall be 9.10% p.a., 9.30% p.a. respectively.

Additional incentive of 0.10% p.a for the individual investors across all series. Further, Senior Citizens (initial allottees) are entitled to additional incentive of 0.25% per annum across all series i.e 0.35%.

STFC, one among the largest asset financing NBFCs has an asset size of Rs. 95,306 crores, with a customer base of approx. 18.6 Lacs. The company is a leader in organized financing of pre-owned trucks with strategic presence in 5-10 year old trucks. It has a pan-India presence with a network of 1,213 branches, and employs 23,819 employees including 15,042 field officers.

Axis Bank Ltd, AK Capital Services Ltd, Edelweiss financial Services Ltd, JM Financial Services Ltd, and Trust Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd are the Lead Managers to the Issue. Catalyst Trusteeship Limited is the Debenture Trustee to the Issue, while Integrated Registry Management Services Private Limited is the registrar to the Issue.

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