Go First gets SBI approval for IPO of Rs 3,600 crore

SEBI had previously kept IPO on hold in June 2021 due to some pending enquiry against the Wadia Group that owns 73.33% of the Company. Key points to note – The Company can now go ahead and file the final prospectus. Roadshows can happen to gauge investor interest. The Company aims to raise Rs 1,500 … Read more

Jeh Wadia exits all listed group companies

There is something cooking at the Wadia group. After stepping down as MD from the family controlled Go Airlines (rebranded as Go First) and Bombay Dyeing in March 2021, Jehangir Wadia (48, younger son of Nusli Wadia) has now stepped down from the boards of Britannia Industries and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation (BBTC). There is … Read more

HDFC Bank and Paytm tie up to leverage on each other’s strengths

2017 – “payment wallets like Paytm have no future” – Aditya Puri 2021 – HDFC and Paytm tie-up to leverage on each other’s strengths. Times change and so do the business compulsions ! It’s a very interesting arrangement and has the potential to lay roadmap for similar other tie-ups in future. Why is it so? … Read more

Moody’s downgrades India rating to lowest investment grade

Moody’s downgrades India’s sovereign rating to ‘Baa3’ from ‘Baa2’ with negative outlook. This is one shot away from non investment grade – though it’s unlikely that would happen. It’s also reasonable to expect that in all likelihood, S&P will follow soon. They are currently one step higher at BBB- with stable outlook. Mostly, they would … Read more

RBI further cuts rate by 40 bps. What about previous cuts?

In a widely expected move, RBI today slashed policy rates by 40 bps to ease Covid2019 impact. The repo rate now stands at 4% and reverse repo at 3.35%. This is the second significant cut in the year. Previously, in March RBI had cut the repo rate by 75 bps. “The MPC also decided to … Read more