Power Grid Corporation raises `2,736 crore via InvIT OFS

New Delhi: State-run Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) on Friday said it has received Rs 2,736.02 crore through sale of 27.41 crore units in the PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust (PGInvIT) offer for sale. Earlier in the day, the units issued by PGInvIT were listed on NSE and BSE. PGCIL has created the PGInvIT to monetise its assets.

The initial portfolio of assets in the InvIT comprises five special purpose vehicles (SPVs) -- PowerGrid Vizag Transmission Ltd (PVTL), PowerGrid Kala Amb Transmission Ltd (PKATL), PowerGrid Parli Transmission Ltd (PPTL), PowerGrid Warora Transmission Ltd (PWTL) and PowerGrid Jabalpur Transmission Ltd (PJTL).

PGCIL, under the process of monetisation of assets through the InvIT, has transferred 74 per cent of its shareholding to the PGInvIT, it said in a BSE filing.

In lieu of consideration of shareholding so transferred, units were allotted by PGInvIT to PGCIL. Out of the total 410,650,900 units allotted to PGCIL, 136,500,100 units (15 per cent of total units of PGInvIT outstanding post issue, to be locked-in from the date of listing of units pursuant to InvIT Regulations) were retained by PGCIL. The remaining 27,41,50,800 units were sold by way of Offer for Sale (OFS).

PGCIL received an amount of Rs 2736.02 crore (net of STT) against the OFS, it stated.

Earlier this month, the initial public offer of PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust was subscribed 4.83 times. Price range for the offer was at Rs 99-100 per unit.

PGInvIT closed the trade with a premium of 3 per cent on Friday against its issue price of Rs 100.

InvITs are instruments on the pattern of mutual funds and are designed to pool small sums of money from a number of investors to invest in assets that give cash flow over a period of time.

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