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Titagarh Rail Systems Limited raises Rs. 700 Crores through QIP

by Koushik Gope
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Kolkata, 13 December 2023: Titagarh Rail Systems Limited (TRSL), (formerly Titagarh Wagons Limited), allotted 75,02,679 Equity Shares to the eligible Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) at the issue price of Rs. 933 per Equity Share aggregating to Rs. 700 Crores. The face value of shares is Rs.2/- each and Issue price includes a premium of Rs.931 per share, computed in accordance with the applicable regulatory provisions.

The QIP, raised capital for repayment of certain outstanding borrowings availed by the Company, fund working capital requirement and for general corporate purposes. The Issue has been substantially oversubscribed demonstrating the domestic and global investor community’s interest by participating in the issuance, thereby recognising Titagarh’s robust fundamentals.

The allotment of equity shares under the Issue sees several marquee institutional investors garnering a significant percentage of the Issue size and they include Government Pension Fund Global , Smallcap World Fund Inc. , The Master Trust Bank of Japan Ltd. as Trustee of HSBC India Infrastructure Equity Mother Fund, Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund , Canara Robeco MF , ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Troo Capital Ltd. (5.71%), William Blair Investment Management, UTI Mutual Fund,, Mahindra Manulife and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd., and Stern Global Fund.

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India’s ambitious journey towards a 5 trillion-dollar economy holds profound implications for its railway infrastructure, heralding immense growth opportunities within the sector.

As the economy expands, the demand for efficient transportation networks will amplify further placing railways at the forefront of this evolution. The Indian government’s transformative policies, such as Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat of Shri Narendra Modi, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, continue to revolutionize the railway infrastructure landscape. The steadfast emphasis on Make in India has spurred a remarkable shift towards self-reliance and indigenous manufacturing in the railway industry. The envisioned economic milestone has elevated the railway sector to an indispensable cornerstone of India’s burgeoning economy and requires a significant surge in investment with a concerted thrust on augmenting railway infrastructure through these policies.

Policy initiatives to increase the modal share of the railways in freight to 45% by Fiscal 2030, coupled with the modernization of passenger rail, including the induction of Vande Bharat trains and expansion in metro rail network is expected to result in tremendous growth opportunities in the future.

Commenting on the successful completion of QIP, Mr Umesh Chowdhary, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, TRSL, said, “We are humbled by the tremendous response to our QIP which witnessed oversubscription on the back of participation by marquee global and domestic investors. This demand reaffirms the market’s confidence in Titagarh’s fundamentals, leadership, and business strategies.

The Board of Titagarh announced the QIP on November 8, 2023 followed by the shareholders’ approval on December 2, 2023 and the Issue was launched on 7th December, 2023- these are probably record timelines, reflecting the preparedness of Titagarh to align with the pace at which the Indian Railways intends to speed up the infrastructure development and the growth rate of Indian economy and we wish to move to the next level in being enablers in these initiatives of the Government of India.

The successful completion of the QIP has further empowered us to fuel the company’s strategic initiatives and accelerate our growth trajectory. We extend our gratitude to the government for their visionary policies like Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat, pivotal in revolutionizing and transforming the Indian Railway infrastructure. We continue to remain excited about the future growth possibilities and are committed to strengthening our operations, bolstering our financial health, and consistently enhancing shareholder value.”

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