Mrs Bectors Food IPO subscribed 199 times on final day of bidding

Mrs Bectors Food Specialities’ initial public offering (IPO) was subscribed 199.41 times on the final day of subscription. It has become the most successful IPO in 2020. As per NSE data, the IPO received bids for 262 crore shares, as against 1.32 crore shares on offer. The qualified institutional investor category was subscribed 178.08 times and the non-institutional category was subscribed 625.20 times. Retail investors and employees’ reserved portion was subscribed 29.53 and 45.8 times, respectively. The shares of Mrs Bectors Food Specialities will be listed on December 28.

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Zee Entertainment acquires film production, distribution business from Zee Studios

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) said that its board has approved the acquisition of film production and distribution business from Zee Studios. Formerly known as Essel Vision Productions Ltd, Zee Studios is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZEEL. As of March 31, 2020, the turnover of Zee Studios’ film production and distribution business stood at Rs 124.11 crore. ZEEL stated that it will take approximately two months to complete this acquisition.

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IFC and IFC Emerging Asia Fund to invest $76 million in Purvankara affordable housing

 IFC and IFC Emerging Asia Fund (EAF) have partnered with Puravankara Ltd to invest $76 million (~Rs 559 crore) in the development of up to four residential projects in India. The projects come under Puravankara’s affordable housing-focused ‘Provident’ brand. Two of the four projects are planned in Kochi and Bengaluru, with a saleable area of 4.5 million square feet. Puravankara stated that around 4,000 housing units will be built in the next 5-7 years.

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Manappuram Finance board gives approval to raise Rs 400 crore via bonds

The board of Manappuram Finance Ltd has approved raising Rs 400 crore through the issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) on a private placement basis. The company will issue secured, rated, listed, and redeemable NCDs for an amount of Rs 100 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription up to Rs 300 crore, which will aggregate to Rs 400 crore

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Tata Motors to buy out Marcopolo’s share in bus venture for Rs 100 crore

Tata Motors Ltd said it will buy out its partner’s stake in bus joint venture (JV) firm Tata Marcopolo Motors, for around Rs 100 crore. The company has entered into a share purchase agreement with Marcopolo S.A., through which it will purchase the balance 49% shareholding in Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd (TMML). After the transaction is executed, TMML will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors. TMML is a 51:49 JV formed in 2006 between Tata Motors and Marcopolo S.A., that builds and sells buses under the Starbus and Starbus Ultra brands.

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HFCL’s cable manufacturing facility starts commercial production

HFCL Limited announced that it has started commercial production of Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) cables at its new facility in Hyderabad. With this, HFCL, along with its subsidiary company, HTL Ltd, has become the largest manufacturer of FTTH cables in India, with a capacity of 6 lakh km per annum. The company will be supplying FTTH cables to telecom service providers in India, and will also export them to more than 30 countries.

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Mahindra World City receives certification for Zero Waste to Landfill

The Mahindra World City (MWC) in Chennai has become India’s first integrated city to receive third-party Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) certification. As part of its ZWL commitments, MWC Chennai is diverting 99 percent of waste (which is nearly 135 tonnes of waste) generated within its industrial zone away from landfills. This helps to avoid 115 tonnes of CO2 emissions every month. The certification was granted on MWC Chennai by Intertek, a globally recognised organisation that is responsible for auditing and certifying ZWL sites.

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L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering emerges lowest bidder for HPCL Rajasthan Refinery: Report

As per a report from Business Standard, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has emerged as the lowest bidder for HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd’s two engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) packages. The combined value for both packages is around Rs 13,000 crore. The scope of HPCL’s order involves the engineering, procurement, and construction of two critical process blocks of a 9.0 MMTPA (million metric tonnes per annum) integrated Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex.

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Mindspace REIT raises Rs 200 crore through issue of debentures

Mindspace Business Parks REIT has raised Rs 200 crore by issuing debentures on a private placement basis. The non-convertible debentures are proposed to be listed on the wholesale debt market (WDM) segment of BSE Limited. The tenure of the debentures is 36 months, with a coupon rate of 6.45% per annum. The REIT (real-estate investment trust) is likely to utilise the fund to refinance its existing debts.

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IndusInd Bank launches metal credit card ‘PIONEER Heritage’

IndusInd Bank, in partnership with Mastercard, has announced the launch of its first metal credit card- ‘PIONEER Heritage’. The bank stated that the card comes equipped with best-in-class features and privileges across an array of categories like travel, wellness, and lifestyle. The credit card has been specially curated to match the requirements of affluent Indian professionals and entrepreneurs.

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Board of Rane Holdings approves investment of up to Rs 60 crore in Rane (Madras) Ltd

The Board of Directors of Rane Holdings Ltd has approved a further investment in its subsidiary, Rane (Madras) Ltd, by up to Rs 60 crore. The funds for the investment will be raised by way of subscription to equity shares and/or convertible securities. The investment is subject to further regulatory approvals.


At the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference at Glasgow (COP26), India pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. The Centre has committed to installing a non-fossil fuel electricity generation capacity of 500 gigawatts (GW) and sourcing 50% of India’s energy requirement from renewable sources by 2030. The government also aims to reduce 1 […]