Daily Bulletin (17th June 2019)

There are no current notifications of our companies on this date


1. Scrip code : 523694
Name : Apcotex Industries Limited
Subject : Corporate Action-Updates on intimation of Sub division / Stock Split
Fixation of Record Date for Sub-division of Equity Shares

2. Scrip code : 500490
Name : Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited
Subject : Announcement under Regulation 30 (LODR)-Acquisition
This is to inform you that the Company has on 17 June 2019 got the credit of 27% stake in Maharashtra Scooters Limited (MSL) with the transfer of 30,85,712 equity shares by Western Maharashtra Development Corporation Limited (WMDC}, pursuant to the Supreme Court Order dated 9 January 2019, about which intimations were sent to the Stock Exchanges on 17 January 2019 and 15 February 2019 respectively under the SEBI (SAST) Regulations, 2011. The total consideration paid by the Company to WMDC with respect to the said acquisition was Rs. 2,224,810,323/- at the price stipulated by the Supreme Court order (i.e. Rs. 232/- per share along with interest @18% p.a. from the date of award i.e. 14 January 2006 up to the date of payment effected on 14 January 2019} [net of TDS]. Consequent upon the acquisition of 27% stake of MSL from WMDC, the Company holds 51% shareholding in MSL. MSL has hence become a subsidiary of the Company now. The disclosure in terms of Regulation 30 of the SEBI LODR Regulations is given in the annexure. A copy of the draft press release is attached by way of ready reference. Kindly take the above on record.

3. Scrip code : 533181
Name : Intrasoft Technologies Limited
Subject : Announcement under Regulation 30 (LODR)-Updates on Acquisition
Purchase of Shares by Promoters

4. Scrip code : 532889
Name : K.P.R. Mill Ltd.
Subject : Corporate Action-Intimation of Buy back
Draft letter of offer for the Buyback of equity shares of the Company

5. Scrip code : 513023
Name : Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd
Subject : Corporate Action-Updates on Buy back
Sub: Information regarding the shares bought-back via open market through Stock Exchanges With reference to the subject cited above, we hereby submit the daily report pursuant to Regulation 18(i) of the SEBI (Buy Back of Securities) Regulations, 2018 regarding equity shares bought back by Nava Bharat Ventures Limited on June 17, 2019

6. Scrip code : 541556
Name : RITES Limited
Subject : Board to consider Bonus Issue
RITES Ltd has informed BSE that a Meeting of Board of Directors of the Company is scheduled to be held on June 24, 2019 inter alia to consider the proposal for issuance of Bonus Shares

7. Scrip code : 530075
Name : Selan Exploration Technology Ltd.
Subject : Announcement under Regulation 30 (LODR)-Daily Buy Back of equity shares
Daily Buyback Reporting

8. Scrip code : 532755
Name : Tech Mahindra Limited
Subject : Announcement under Regulation 30 (LODR)-Acquisition
Approval of proposal for acquisition of 100% Shareholding in Objectwise Consulting Group Inc.

9. Scrip code : 505285
Name : Tulive Developers Limited
Subject : Updates on Buyback Offer
Saffron Capital Advisors Private Limited (“Manager to the Buyback Offer”) has submitted to BSE a copy of Post Buyback Public Announcement for the attention of the shareholders / beneficial owners of Equity Shares of Tulive Developers Ltd (“Company”).

PE firm AION Capital set to become single-largest shareholder in DHFL

The home financier is looking at various options to raise money.

Private equity firm AION Capital – a joint venture between Apollo Global Management and ICICI Venture – is poised to become the single largest shareholder in troubled mortgage lender Dewan Housing Finance Corp. Ltd (DHFL) in a transaction that involves a possible rights issue after an initial investment by the firm founded by Leon Black. Lone Star is also said to be in the race.

Negotiators are also debating whether the profitable portion of DHFL’s business could be carved out for better value, said people aware of the development. DHFL may have signed a non-binding agreement, they said. The regulator has also been approached, they said.

“DHFL is in advanced talks to sell a stake to AION Capital, a JV between Apollo Global Management and ICICI Venture,” said one of the persons. “The promoter has approached the regulator seeking a nod for the same.” DHFL is looking to sell a large part of the wholesale loan business to Oaktree Capital while the retail business is likely to be sold to private equity firms.

DHFL has been facing a cash crunch since September, when Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) defaulted on payment obligations and triggered a liquidity squeeze on nonbanking finance companies (NBFCs).

The home financier is looking at various options to raise money. Apart from selling stakes to private equity funds, it’s also selling loan portfolios. It has already sold assets through securitisation. It recently raised Rs 900 crore by selling loan portfolios to pay investors in commercial papers and short-term debt instruments.

Over the past few weeks, Crisil, Icra and CARE have downgraded DHFL’s debt securities to ‘D’, or default category, citing the delay in interest payments to bond holders.
“The company has engaged with large potential entities to identify and onboard the right strategic partner and is in advanced stages of discussions to achieve the same over the next 90 days,” DHFL chairman and managing director Kapil Wadhawan had said on May 7.
Other PE funds including Lone Star are reported to be in the race to buy stakes in DHFL, which is also looking to offload equity in DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Co., of which it owns 51 per cent. The company has sold its affordable housing arm Aadhar Housing Finance to Blackstone for about Rs 2,700 crore. It’s also looking to sell its direct selling agents business to raise capital.
Between September 24 last year and May 10, the company has made over Rs 30,000 crore in principal and interest payments to creditors, including fixed deposit holders.

After allegations of wrongdoing in its loan segment surfaced, DHFL has been looking to rope in a strong strategic investor to ease concerns. Wadhawan has agreed to step down from active management once such an investor enters.
DHFL shares slumped on concerns about solvency on Friday, dropping 4.51 per cent to Rs 80.45 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.


Warburg Pincus, Blackstone & Apax Partners may invest up to $750m in Yes Bank

The buyout firms are looking to invest between $500 million and $750 million in Yes Bank, depending on the final

Private equity investors Blackstone Group, Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus are seeking more details of Yes Bank’s exposure to stressed loan accounts before committing to an equity infusion, potentially delaying the lender’s fundraising plan, two people directly aware of the negotiations said.

The buyout firms are looking to invest between $500 million and $750 million in Yes Bank, depending on the final valuation, the people said on condition of anonymity.

Yes Bank is considering an equity infusion from private equity funds along the lines of the Bain Capital-Axis Bank deal in 2017, which saw Axis Bank raise Rs 11,625.8 crore through a private placement of shares to a clutch of investors led by Bain Capital, Mint reported on May 21.

An equity infusion is expected to help Yes Bank boost investor confidence and improve its ability to absorb future losses at a time when the bank’s CEO, Ravneet Gill, is effecting a cleanup of its balance sheet, resulting in the lender reporting its first quarterly loss of Rs 1,506 crore. The cleanup may have been necessitated because of the bank’s high exposure to struggling non-bank lenders and real estate companies.

“The PE investors have raised concerns about some stressed accounts, which they fear can create a bigger-than-expected hole in the bank’s balance sheet unless resolved suitably,” said the first person cited earlier. “For some of these accounts, the bank has begun provisioning, but a final outcome is still awaited in many of these cases.”

While a spokesperson for Yes Bank did not respond to requests for comment, both people cited earlier said the bank has significant exposure to several stressed companies, some of which have recently defaulted on debt repayments.

While Apax Partners and Blackstone declined to comment, an email sent to Warburg Pincus remained unanswered until press time.

Among stressed loan accounts, the bank has an exposure of over Rs 2,600 crore to various special purpose vehicles of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, which is being investigated for fraud.

Mint reported on November 27 that the Reserve Bank of India began inspecting Yes Bank’s exposure to Dewan Housing Finance Corporation, Indiabulls Group and Sudhir Valia-promoted entities Fortune Financial Services India and Suraksha ARC, among others. At the end of the fourth quarter, Yes Bank’s gross non-performing assets stood at 3.22% against 2.11% in the preceding quarter.

“The prevailing uncertainty could delay the bank’s fundraising plans from PE investors and could potentially rule out any hopes of a premium over the current market price,” said the second person cited earlier.

On 13 June, Yes Bank lost its place on the list of India’s 10 most valued lenders after brokerage firm UBS India cut its target price by over 47%. UBS India cut the target price to Rs 90 a share from Rs 170 earlier.


Vedanta drops 3% as firm loses $200 million in profits in a year

India faced a crunch in the availability of refined copper due to Vedanta’s Tuticorin smelter closure.

Shares of Vedanta fell nearly 3 per cent to Rs 164.80 in Monday’s session after the Chairman’s statement that the firm has lost about $200 million in profits ever since its copper plant in Tamil Nadu was shut.

A PTI report quoted the Group Chairman Anil Agarwal saying that Vedanta lost about $200 million in profits ever since its copper smelter plant in Tamil Nadu was shut more than a year back after police fired on protesters and killed 13 people.

The report also added Vedanta’s statement in its annual report for 2018-19 as, “India faced a crunch in the availability of refined copper due to Vedanta’s Tuticorin smelter closure. Chinese smelter output increased by 4.2 per cent in 2018, despite the closure of some smelters for maintenance during the fourth quarter.”

The Tamil Nadu government had in May last  year ordered permanent shutdown of the copper smelter after bloody protests at the plant in Thoothukudi culminated in the police opening fire on demonstrators.

Vedanta wants the plant to be reopened, pointing to the economic pressures from the closure. As many as 20,000 direct and indirect jobs have been lost due to the shutting of the smelter and about 98,400 more were affected in the consumer or downstream industries.
Shares of Vedanta traded 2.09 per cent down at Rs 166.05 on BSE around 10:15 am.


Piramal Enterprises sells entire stake in Shriram Transport Finance for approximately Rs 2,305 cr

“The company has sold its entire direct investment of 9.96 per per cent in the fully paid-up share capital of Shriram Transport Finance Company to third party investors on the floor of the stock exchange,” Piramal Enterprises said in a regulatory filing.

Piramal Enterprises on Monday said has divested its entire stake in asset financing firm Shriram Transport Finance Company for approximately Rs 2,305 crore.

“The company has sold its entire direct investment of 9.96 per per cent in the fully paid-up share capital of Shriram Transport Finance Company to third party investors on the floor of the stock exchange,” Piramal Enterprises said in a regulatory filing.

As on March 31, 2019, Piramal Enterprises held 2.26 crore shares amounting to 9.96 per cent stake in Shriram Transport Finance Company.

Based on Monday’s opening share price of Shriram Transport Finance Company of Rs 1,020 per scrip, the stake sale is estimated to have to fetched Piramal Enterprises Rs 2,305 crore.


Birla Corporation Ltd. 

Birla Corporation Ltd. 

Cement and Cement Products

FV – Rs 10; 52wks H/L – 818.75/440; TTQ – 2522 Lacs; CMP – Rs 623.70 (As On June 17, 2019);           

Market Cap – Rs 4802.82 Rs. Cr.


Consolidated Financials and Valuations (Amt in Rs Crs unless specified)

Birla Corporation Ltd.
Company Equity Capital Net Worth Long Term Debt Total Sales PAT BV EPS P/E P/BV Industry P/E Promoter’s Holdings
  Rs Cr. Rs Cr. Rs Cr. Rs Cr. Rs Cr. Rs Rs       %
2019 77 4495 3623 6627 256 583.7 33.2 18.8 1.1 41.2 62.9
2018 77 4280 3830 6013 154 555.7 20.0 31.2 1.1 41.2 62.9


Consolidated Financial Trends (Rs. Cr):

Particulars FY19 FY18 FY17 FY16
Equity Paid Up 77 77 77 77
Networth 4495 4280 3305 2925
Total Debt 3648 3895 4070 932
Net Sales 6549 5939 4981 3762
Other Income 78 74 147 177
PAT 256 154 219 168
Book Value (Rs) 583.7 555.7 429.2 379.9
EPS (Rs) 33.2 20.0 28.5 21.8



Harsh V. Lodha : Chairman

Bachh Raj Nahar : Managing Director

A. Saraogi : Chief Financial Officer



Major Non- Promoter Holdings:

Company No. of Shares Held % of Shares Held
Bodies Corporate 4,152,884 5.39
Life Insurance Corporation of India 2,708,172 3.52