Piramal Fund Management invests Rs.425cr in a Lodha project
Piramal Fund Management (PFM), one of the largest real estate focused fund and funding platforms and part of Piramal Enterprises, has invested Rs. 425 cr in a Central Mumbai project being developed by Lodha Group. Lodha Group is India’s largest real estate developer by sales for four consecutive years.
PFM has committed Rs. 425 cr to a project being developed by a 100% subsidiary of Lodha Developers Pvt. Ltd, the flagship company of Lodha Group. The investment is towards construction of premium residences being developed by Lodha Group in a project with more than 5 lakh sq.ft. of saleable area. The project, which is already 40% sold, is in the midst of construction. The deal has been structured as a fixed return debt investment with periodic coupon payments and has an appropriate security mechanism in place including hard asset cover as well as escrow of receivables.
PFM is uniquely capable of catering to the entire capital stack – right from early stage equity to late stage debt and construction finance and is therefore able to act as a perpetual provider of capital for the real estate development life cycle. PFM also recently announced the ‘Piramal Preferred Partner’ program whereby it’s selected existing development partners are allowed to draw from a pre-sanctioned limit in order to pursue opportunistic acquisitions.
Lodha Group has a track record of robust business performance and an ability to produce high quality products across different market segments. The Group recorded sales of over Rs. 8,000 crores in FY 15-16, sustaining market leadership and unparalleled growth across market cycles.
Khushru Jijina, managing director, Piramal Fund Management said “We are pleased to lend to the Lodha Group; this is our first structured deal with the realty developer. We look forward to deepening our ties as we evaluate their portfolio of projects.”
Abhishek Lodha, managing director, Lodha Group said “We are pleased with Piramal Fund Management’s decision to invest with us given the experience, scale and depth of their financing platform. We are constantly looking to grow our pool of credible funding partners and look forward to a long term relationship with them.”