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Q1 fund raising via QIPs drops 85% to Rs 4,100 cr

New Delhi: Funds mobilised by Indian firms through issuance of shares to institutional investors tumbled by a whopping 85 per cent to nearly Rs 4,100 crore during the first quarter of the current fiscal in comparison to the year-ago period.

During April-June of 2017-18, the firms had mopped up Rs 28,055 crore.

According to the data available with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the capital garnered by the listed companies through qualified institutional placement (QIP) route stood at Rs 4,070 crore during the June quarter of the financial year 2018-19.

This is 85.49 per cent less than the amount raised by the companies in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

While in April 2018, the firms garnered Rs 1,862 crore and the amount mopped up by them in May and June 2018 stood at Rs 1,008 crore and Rs 1,200 crore, respectively.

The funds were mobilised for business expansion, refinancing of debt, working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes.

QIP is an alternative mode of resource raising available for listed companies to mobilise funds from the domestic market.

Also, there were 9 issues during the first quarter of 2018-19 compared to 8 in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

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