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HSBC India investment Banking

Banking Investment / January 7, 2021

GIB liaises closely with other HSBC wholesale banking divisions, in particular Equities and Corporate and Institutional Banking, to ensure a full range of products and services is made available to the corporate and institutional clients of HSBC.

Leveraging our global sector strengths and relationships, GIB has effectively executed large landmark transactions in the mergers and acquisitions area.

Recent advisory transactions include:

  • Acquisition of 9% equity stake in China Gas by GAIL for USD 31 Mn and formation of Joint Venture between GAIL and China Gas to invest in the CNG market in China
  • Acquisition of 66.35% stake in Alstom Limited by Areva T&D SA for USD 18.5 Mn
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in Parakh Foods by Cargill Inc and the subsequent demerger of Cargill India's edible oils business into a new entity. (US$ 172 Mn)
  • A landmark deal involving the sale of Unilever's Pakistan edible oils business
  • Restructuring of the Rane Group
  • HSBC Asia Pacific Holdings acquisition of a 14.6% stake in UTI Bank Ltd
  • Global Advisor for privatization of IBP Company Ltd
HSBC is one of the market leaders in the stake enhancement business through the Open Offer and Buy Back route. Recent deals concluded include :
  • Open offer by Clariant AG to the shareholders of Colour-Chem Limited
  • Open offer by Colour-Chem Limited to the shareholders Vanavil Dyes and Chemicals Limited
  • Open Offer by Areva T&D SA to the shareholders of Alstom Limited
  • Open Offer by Sandvik AB to the shareholders of Sandvik Asia Limited
  • Open Offer by Reckitt Benckiser plc to the shareholders of Reckitt Benckiser (India) Limited
  • Open Offer by Syngenta South Asia AG to the shareholders of Syngenta India Limited
  • Buyback offer to the shareholders of Selan Exploration Technology Limited
Backed by one of the strongest research teams in the business, over the years, we have helped clients' access equity markets in India and across the world. In a volatile market environment, GIB has completed landmark deals such as:
  • Book Running Lead Manager for the Public Offering by Gujarat Industrial Power Corporation of India Limited (GIPCL) - US$ 70 Mn (Ongoing)
  • Book Running Lead Manager for the IPO of Jet Airways Limited - US$ 430 Mn
  • Book Running Lead Manager for the Divestment of GoI stake in GAIL India - US$ 360 Mn
  • Book Running Lead Manager for the Divestment of GoI stake in CMC Ltd - US$ 43 Mn
  • Co-Book Running Lead Manager for the IPO of Biocon Ltd - US$ 70 Mn
  • Co-Book Running Lead Manager for the GoI divestment in NTPC - US$ 1 Bn
  • Syndicate Member for the IPO of Tata Consultancy Services - US$ 1.1 Bn
Current transactions include advising IBP Company Ltd. on its merger with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and advising on the proposed restructuring of the Government of India's holdings in MTNL BSNL.

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HSBC Securities & Capital Markets (India) Private Limited