M Power Capital raises Rs 1.5Bn in corporate debt

(PRESS RELEASE) – Sri Lanka’s M Power Capital Limited (MPC) initially focused on mergers and acquisitions, other corporate finance advisory mandates and middle market related private equity transactions.With the addition of a specialist debt team in 2018, MPC has now mobilised over 1.5 billion rupees for issuers of debt securities, other corporate debt instruments as well as fixed deposits –  all this in the short space of three months.

MPC has successfully placed such investments throughout the country across a wide range of investors that include Banks, Rural Banks, Corporates and High Net Worth Individuals. The trustees to such transactions have beenPeople’s Bank and Hatton National Bank.

An agency agreement with Acuity Securities Limited enables MPC to offer its clientele investments in Government Securities while a similar arrangement with Ceylon Asset Management Limited covers Unit Trust investments. As such, MPC is able to provide the entire spectrum of fixed income products and services to a range of corporate and individual clients.

Financial markets in Sri Lanka have experienced unprecedented change over these last few months and there has been a negative impact on most risk aspects especially related to liquidity and interest rates. This has created a number of new challenges for corporates across different industries.

MPC’s chairman Anil Cooray commented “ with this new team of experienced and qualified investment bankers,  MPC is  fully geared to simplify what would normally appear to be a very complex or time-consuming transaction. We have the connections in the local market to get over various challenges and one overriding quality of our work is being completely open and transparent with our clients. “

He went on to state that “We recognise that this is a small market and we really have to ensure strict confidentiality at all times, balancing this with a robust compliance structure.MPC looks forward to working with companies in Sri Lanka and Asia, focussing on creating optimum capital structures and ensuring sustainable revenue streams – always with a long term relationship in mind.”