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BSE platforms raise over Rs 18 lakh crore for corporate sector in FY21

Published: Apr 07, 2021

By TIOLCORPLAWS News Service

MUMBAI, APR 7, 2021: INDIAN corporates raised over Rs. 18.56 lakh crore worth of funds in 2020-21 through the BSE platforms, an increase of 53 per cent from the preceding fiscal despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds were mobilised through the listing of equity, bonds, REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust), InvITs (Infrastructure Investment Trust) and commercial papers.

In the financial year 2020-21,Rs. 18,56,366 crore (USD 252.95 billion) was raised by the leading exchange as compared to Rs. 12,14,680 crores in 2019-20.

"While the global economy faced adversities due to the pandemic, it was encouraging to see how Indian Investors have shown faith in investing funds in Indian corporate sector through BSE platforms," said the leading exchange.

It noted that a sharp increase was observed in funds raised through the BSE Debt platforms for FY21 with Rs 5.55 lakh crore mopped up through bonds, Rs. 2.18 lakh crore through equities, Rs. 25,225 crore through InvITs, Rs. 4.245 crore though REITs and Rs. 10.52 lakh crore through commercial papers.

The BSE BOND platform continued to be the preferred choice by India Inc to raise debt capital through private placements, structured instruments or be it public issues and also by municipal corporations for raising municipal bonds, it highlighted.

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