IRB Infrastructure to tap market with 5.1 crore share float

October 4, 2007

MUMBAI: Another infrastructure to realty developer has sought the market regulator’s permission to tap the capital markets.

IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd has lined up 5.1 crore share equity offering of Rs 10 each through 100 per cent book building process.

IRB Infrastructure was formed to fund the capital requirement of the IRB Group’s initiatives in the infrastructure and construction sectors. It has extensive experience in roads and highways and is working on build/own/transfer projects like the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Bharuch-Surat section of National Highway 8. It has also diversified into real estate development.

As a part of its business strategy, the company now proposes to invest in its subsidiary IDAA and make prepayment and repayment of its existing loans and the subsidiaries through the net proceeds.

In January 2007 it formed a consortium with Deutsche Bank AG Singapore Branch to jointly bid for certain road infrastructure projects.

The Hong Kong branch of Deutsche Bank, Jade Dragon (Mauritius)-a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, and CPI Ballpark Investments of Merrill Lynch each hold 3.85 per cent stake in IRB Infrastructure.

Deutsche Equities India and Kotak Mahindra Capital are book running lead managers to the issue.

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