Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Andhra state government housing firm Deccan Infra to list; to raise Rs. 2000 crores

Andhra Pradesh Housing Board (APHB) subsidiary, Deccan Infrastructure & Land Holdings Limited (DILH) will raise up to Rs. 2000 crores through an initial public offering, most likely to come out in June – July. The company will divest 15-20% equity. The Government of Andhra Pradesh holds 49% equity and the APHB 51% in DILH. Deccan Infra is into the development of integrated townships and urban infrastructure either on its own or through JVs with other public bodies and private-sector companies. The managers to the issue are JM Morgan Stanley, DSP Merrill Lynch and SBI Capital Markets.

Based on the track record of its parent and armed with a land bank of about 8000 acres, Deccan is valued at over Rs. 12,000 crores on the lower side. Property consultants Trammell Crow Meghraj and Cushman Wakefield are carrying out a valuation exercise on the land bank.

Read the article in DNA Money.

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