Piramal to back Chennai-based Appaswamy group, sanctions Rs 2 bn

Ajay Piramal, chairman, Piramal Enterprises
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance, a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited, has sanctioned a Rs 2 billion facility to the Appaswamy Group (Appaswamy) via a structured equity transaction to enable the acquisition of 3.34 acres (approximately 60 grounds) land in Chennai. 

Appaswamy acquired this land parcel on River View Road, Kotturpuram, from the TVH Group. The company plans to develop a premium residential project with potential sales revenue in excess of Rs 10 billion. 

Khushru Jijina, Managing Director, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance, said that within South India, Chennai is an important market for Piramal Capital & Housing Finance. "Since inception in 2014, we have sanctioned and disbursed Rs 35 billion in Chennai market," he added. 

"With consolidation in the industry, we continue to explore strategic opportunities with partners that are focused on seamless execution, high-quality developments, and timely delivery,” Jijina said.

Within the real estate space, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance, through its financial partnership model, caters to the entire capital stack – right from early-stage equity to late-stage debt, construction finance, lease rental discounting, bulk buying apartments and housing finance solutions. 

Ravi Appasamy, Managing Director, Appaswamy Group, said, “In Piramal, we found a deeply committed and knowledgeable partner who bring with them a rich experience in real estate along with a scale and  breadth of offerings in financing."

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