Private lender RBL Bank has raised Rs 488 crore via pre-IPO preferential placement to international investors Asian Development Bank, CDC Group Plc, family offices and long-only funds such as DVI Fund (Mauritius) Ltd and Rimco (Mauritius) Ltd.
The latest round of fundraising values the Kolhapur-headquartered bank, formerly known as the Ratnakar Bank Limited, at nearly Rs 6,500 crore. ADB has picked up 4.45% stake, making its maiden equity investment in RBL, while UK-based CDC Group, which had invested in the bank in 2014, will see its stake go up to 4.91% after the latest private placement.
The bank’s net total income in 2014-15 grew 59% toRs 960 crore from Rs 603 crore a year ago, while its net profit surged 124% to Rs 207 crore. Both advances and deposits grew 47% over that in the previous year, to Rs 14,450 crore and Rs 17,099 crore, respectively. At the end of the financial year, the bank’s gross and net non-performing assets stood at 0.77% and 0.27%, respectively. –from ET