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L&T Finance completes Indo Pacific Housing acquisition for Rs 110 cr

PTI     October 10, 2012
L&T Finance Holdings Limited, the non-banking finance company (NBFC) of engineering giant Larsen & Toubro, has successfully completed the acquisition of Indo Pacific Housing Finance Limited (IPHF) for Rs 110 crore.

Earlier on March 12, L&T Finance Holdings had announced the signing of the definitive agreement for the said acquisition.

The company has "completed the acquisition of IPHF and the consideration to be paid is Rs 110 crore, which will be subject to the closing audit," it said in a statement.

"Considering the synergy benefits derived from the existing infrastructure and reach of LTFH along with the well experience team at IPFH, we look forward to build a robust book over the next 5 years," L&T Finance Holdings President & Whole-time Director N Sivaraman said.

The acquisition furthers lends to L&T Finance Holdings' philosophy of being a broad range financial services provider by opening up a new asset category and will facilitate the company to explore both complementary geographies and customer segments.

The acquisition is likely to help L&T Finance enter the housing finance business by expanding the network of IPHF.

For the year ended March 2012, IPHF had a loan book of Rs 161 crore, primarily consisting of loans to self-employed and low income category borrowers.

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