DLF raises $131 mn via non-convertible debentures
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Developer DLF Ltd has raised Rs 1,000 crore ($131.24 million at current exchange rates) by issuing non-convertible debentures (NCDs).

The debentures will be listed on the BSE, the company said in a stock-exchange filing.

The NCDs have been issued across two series that have a tenor of three years and will hit maturity in March 2023.

The first series has a coupon rate of 9.25% a year while the second series carries a coupon of 9.50%. The principal amount will be paid at the end of the tenure. 

The statement did not specify how the proceeds would be used. 

DLF, which claims to have developed an area of approximately 331 million sq feet and an annuity portfolio of over 35 million sq ft, is looking at various avenues for raising capital.

Recently, the realty firm said it is looking at monetising its commercial land parcel through existing joint venture partners or new joint venture partners to reduce debt. 

Debt reduction has been an important part of DLF's focus areas in recent years. In 2017, the promoters of DLF sold their stake in their rental arm to Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC for $1.3 billion to reduce debt. 

The company had net debt of Rs 4,866 crore at the end of December 2019, up from Rs 4,461 crore a year earlier. 

DLF clocked revenue of Rs 1,533 crore for the October-December quarter, down from Rs 2,406 crore a year earlier. Net profit, however, grew 20% to Rs 414 crore. 

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