Zomato to raise Rs 8,250 crore via IPO

Foodtech platform Zomato has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with market regulator SEBI, proposing an initial public offering (IPO) of Rs 8,250 crore. The IPO will consist of a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 7,500 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of Rs 750 crore by promoter Info Edge. Zomato plans to use the proceed from the IPO towards funding growth initiatives and for general corporate purposes.

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SBI board approves raising $2 billion through bonds

The Board of Directors of State Bank of India (SBI) has approved raising up to $2 billion (~Rs 14,895 crore) through bonds. The funds are to be raised through a public offer and/or private placement of senior unsecured notes in US Dollars or any other convertible currency during FY 2021-22. In January, SBI had concluded the raising of $600 (~Rs 4,500 crore) from bonds to fund the expansion of its overseas business.

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Bajaj Finserv Q4 Results: Net profit jumps five-fold to Rs 979 crore

Bajaj Finserv Limited reported a five-fold YoY jump in net profit to Rs 979 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Revenue from operations rose 16% YoY to Rs 15,387 crore during the same period. Its life insurance business registered a 515.8% YoY growth in profit to Rs 234 crore, and Bajaj Finance Ltd’s net profit increased by 42% YoY to Rs 1,347 crore in Q4. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has grown by 32.7% YoY to Rs 4,470.46 crore. The company’s board has declared a final dividend of Rs 3 per share.

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LT Foods partners with Humankind Group to develop commercial-scale biomass plants

LT Foods Limited has entered into a partnership with US-based Humankind Group (HKG) to explore an opportunity to develop commercial-scale biomass plants. The plants would help recycle rice paddy straw into green energy and bio-fertilizer in India under its Environment Sustainability Program. LT Foods and HKG plan to advance the partnership and facilitate the local ownership of the first commercial-scale biomass facility. 

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Hathway Cable Q4 Results: Net profit rises 47% YoY to Rs 72 crore

Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd reported a 47.68% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 72.04 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations declined 3.72% YoY to Rs 438.71 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has jumped 143.64% YoY to Rs 252.73 crore. 

On April 27, the sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Singapore bought 1.6 crore shares of Hathway Cable & Datacom for Rs 22.22 per share through a bulk deal on the NSE.

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Morepen Labs’ board approves $100 million investment by Corinth Group

The Board of Directors of Morepen Laboratories Ltd has approved an investment of $32.50 million from Switzerland-based Corinth Group, as part of the private investment firm’s proposed $100 million (~Rs 745 crore) investment in the Morepen Group. The balance $67.50 million will be invested in promoter group companies. Corinth would be allotted 5.85 crore new equity shares on a preferential basis. The investment is subject to the approval of shareholders and other regulatory bodies.

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Anupam Rasayan secures order worth Rs 1,100 crore for supply of specialty chemicals

Anupam Rasayan India Ltd has received a Letter of Intent from one of the top 10 multinational life sciences companies for supplying specialty chemicals. The total value of the order is Rs 1,100 crore. The company will provide multiple products from the ‘life sciences related specialty chemicals’ category to the multinational firm for the next five years.

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KPIT Technologies Q4 Results: Net profit rises 23% YoY to Rs 47 crore

KPIT Technologies Ltd reported a 23.6% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 47 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). On a quarterly basis, net profit has grown by 9.3%. Revenue from operations declined 3.8% YoY to Rs 546.6 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021, net profit has declined 4.20% YoY to Rs 140.43 crore. The company said that revenue growth momentum will continue in the current financial year (FY22). KPIT Technologies is an IT services company based in Pune.

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PowerGrid InvIT IPO to open for subscription tomorrow

The Rs 7,735 crore initial public offering (IPO) of PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) will open for subscription tomorrow (April 29). The price band of the IPO has been fixed at Rs 99-100 per unit. The offer comprises a fresh issue of Rs 4,993.48 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of Rs 2,741.51 crore. This will be the first InvIT IPO to be launched by a state-owned company.

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Sundaram Clayton Q4 Results: Net profit declines 17% QoQ to Rs 167 crore

Sundaram Clayton Ltd reported a 17.4% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline in net profit to Rs 167.16 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). On a yearly basis, net profit has jumped 18-fold (or 1,714%). Revenue from operations rose 0.85% QoQ to Rs 6,451.09 crore during the same period. The company posted sharp growth across its auto components, auto vehicles & parts, and financial services segments. 

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Tata Communications Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 299 crore

Tata Communications Ltd reported a net profit of Rs 299.2 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). It had posted a net loss of Rs 275 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). Revenue from operations declined 7.38% YoY to Rs 4,073.25 crore in Q4 FY21. Tata Communications’ payment solutions vertical declined 40% YoY, while the voice solutions vertical posted a 30% fall in revenues.