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DB likely bought Rs 7,000 crore DHFL bonds at 70-80% discount


Mumbai: Abroad debt traders seem like shopping for Indian distressed belongings once more after a protracted pause. About Rs 7,000 crore of Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL) bonds modified fingers within the secondary market up to now few weeks, albeit at reductions of 70-80 per cent.

Deutsche Financial institution (DB) was the only purchaser of the bonds, prime business sources informed ET, likely on behalf of shoppers abroad. Home mutual funds, financial institution treasuries and different monetary establishments have been the sellers of those collection of bonds, about half of which had already matured however towards which funds had not been acquired. Deutsche Financial institution declined to touch upon the transactions.

Trade sources stated that on Wednesday alone, the European financial institution bought about Rs 3,550 crore of debt in two giant transactions, with the Sure Financial institution group reportedly the vendor. This collection of bonds is because of mature in June subsequent 12 months.


Deutsche Financial institution is claimed to have bought a lot of the DHFL debt owing to demand from abroad traders, together with hedge funds centered on distressed belongings. Oaktree and Cerberus Capital have been additionally involved in shopping for these bonds, sources stated. Particular person traders couldn’t be contacted instantly for feedback.

“Abroad money owed traders have renewed their curiosity in deep-discount bonds,” stated Ajay Manglunia, managing director and head of mounted revenue, JM Monetary. “This in flip helps the distressed bond markets. Any shopping for curiosity factors to the probability of revival of the corporate.”

Between July 1 and August 12, DHFL bonds price Rs 6,790 crore modified fingers. Funds towards half these bonds, as soon as rated triple-A, have been due final 12 months.

“The rationale is that every one such debt obligations will likely be a part of the ultimate decision plan, which may fetch money for these abroad traders betting on a lifeless horse,” stated the top of an offshore fund home.

Earlier, within the first two weeks of July, Deutsche Financial institution bought Rs 1,900 crore price of DHFL bonds in simply three days. L&T Mutual Fund and Edelweiss Asset Administration have been the 2 largest sellers of these bonds, sources stated. Different funds resembling Mirae Belongings, Principal, HSBC and PGIM India bought DHFL paper at a 78 per cent discount.

A Reserve Financial institution of India-appointed administrator now runs the indebted mortgage lender that’s present process decision. The committee of collectors (CoC) has prolonged the deadline for submission of bids for DHFL till September 16. Greater than 20 candidates are within the fray for the troubled dwelling financier.

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