Future Lifestyle Fashions to raise over Rs 600 cr from promoters, IFC


Team Udayavani, Feb 20, 2020, 4:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Kishore Biyani-led Future Lifestyle Fashions on Thursday said its board has approved raising over Rs 610 crore from its promoters and IFC, which will be used for enhancing stake in subsidiaries and debt reduction.

“The board of directors of the company at its meeting held on Thursday also approved an enabling resolution to raise Rs 400 crore through issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) or other securities on private placement basis in one or more tranches within a period of one year,” Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd (FLFL) said in a regulatory filing.

The board approved the issuance of 51,44,927 equity shares of the face value of Rs 2 at an issue price of Rs 414 each, aggregating Rs 213 crore on preferential basis to International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank group.

“Further, the board also approved the issue of 96,61,835 equity shares of the face value of Rs 2 each at an issue price of Rs 414 per share totaling just a tad below Rs 400 crore on preferential basis to FQS Trading Pvt Ltd, a promoter group entity,” it added.

“The proposed fundraise from IFC and promoter entity would be inter-alia utilized towards enhancing stake in subsidiaries and associates of FLFL and debt reduction,” the company said.

“Apart from being EPS (earning per share) accretive, optimizing cost and improving cash flows, this will simplify FLFL’s operations and investment structures,” it added.

FLFL said its board also approved an enabling resolution giving authority to issue non-convertible debentures (NCDs) or other securities on private placement basis for a value up to Rs 400 crore in one or more tranches, within a period of one year, subject to approval by shareholders.

“This will be utilized towards replacing existing debts in the company to improve maturity profile and reduce overall finance cost,” it said.

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