Investors include AIIB, DEG; Delhi infra firm raises ₹2,300 crore through an offer of units.
OSE, which is the sponsor of the invite, will hold 60% of the units.
Infrastructure trusts, or InvITs, are becoming popular among investors of long-term revenue-generating assets like toll roads and power-transmission projects.
Currently, there are three listed InvITs — IRB InvIT Fund, IndiGrid InvIT Fund, and IndInfravit, sponsored by L&T Infrastructure Development Projects.
InvITs enable a large number of investors to pool their money for investments into infrastructure assets in return for regular dividends.
InvITs invest in operational infrastructure assets such as roads, telecommunication towers, and power plants.
Its InvIT consists of five highways: Nagpur Bypass, Indore-Khalghat (NH3), Etawah-Chakeri (Kanpur), Hungund-Hospet (NH-13) and Nagpur-Betul Highway. These highways have a length of 2,804 lane kms, and their combined revenue was about Rs 1,700 crore in fiscal 2019.
Since the operating infrastructure assets provide stable and longterm yields under the InvIT structure, global investors have been keen on such entities floated by Indian developers.
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