Sri Lanka’s First Capital sells Rs500mn debentures

Mar 05, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s First Capital Holdings Plc said it had raised 500 million rupees from a debt issue which was oversubscribed on the opening day. The company offered 5 million senior, unsecured, redeemable debentures of 100 rupees each.

“We are greatly encouraged by the investor confidence implicit in the extremely positive response to our debenture issue,” said DilshanWirasekara, Deputy CEO of First Capital Holdings said in a statement.

“The success of this issue will provide a good platform for the company to build on its strong performance in the current financial year, in 2014-15.”

First Capital offered 3-year debentures paying 13.50 percent a year, 4-years paying 13.75 percent and 5-years paying 14 percent.

The offer closed on March 04. The funds will be used to retire existing short-term debt.

They were rated ‘BBB+’ by RAM Ratings Lanka.