DLF rental arm raises Rs 1,000 crore through debentures

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NEW DELHI: Realty major DLF on Monday said its rental arm has raised Rs 1,000 crore through debentures to refinance its existing debt.

DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd (DCCDL), a joint venture between DLF Ltd and Singapore wealth fund, has successfully raised Rs 1,000 crore through private placement of listed, secured and redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs).

The fund has been raised at 6.7 per cent annual fixed coupon rate maturing in September 2024.

The NCDs will be listed on the Wholesale Debt Market of BSE.

“The proceeds will be utilised to refinance its existing debt resulting in interest savings and marks DCCDL’s foray into the listed debt capital market and widening its investor base,” DLF said in a statement.

DCCDL’s commercial portfolio of around 34 million square feet is spread across seven cities.

The financing demonstrates the strength of DCCDL’s quality cash flow and its ability to raise funds at a competitive pricing, it said.

Our endeavour is to reduce the overall cost of our debt, the successful placement of the NCDs is a resonant endorsement of DLF’s commercial portfolio.

“It demonstrates the continued trust and faith that investors have in DCCDL platform and we remain committed to creating long term value for all our stakeholders,” said Vivek Anand, Group Chief Financial Officer, DLF Ltd.

Sriram Khattar, Managing Director of DLF Rental Business, said DCCDL has a track record of zero default in all its financial obligations.

“We are constantly optimising our treasury portfolio to reduce costs to achieve better financial efficiencies and placement of NCD’s demonstrates our ability to raise funds from debt capital market and reaffirms the company’s commitment to its stakeholders,” Khattar said.

DLF has developed 153 real estate projects and has also developed an area of approximately 330 million square feet.

It has 215 million square feet of development potential across residential and commercial segment. The group has an annuity portfolio of over 36 million square feet.

Source: Press Trust of India