SEBI eases norms for borrowing for large corporates through debt securities
Large corporates that have raised more than the mandated share — 25 percent — of their qualified borrowings by issuing bonds will be incentivized through reductions in the annual listing fee of its debt securities and in the company’s contribution to the Core Settlement Fund (CSF), according to a circular issued by SEBI on Thursday.
LCs (Large corporates) that have a shortfall will be disincentivized by being asked to pay an additional contribution to the CSF, added the circular.
The market regulator has been trying to deepen the corporate bond market, and this circular is in line with that effort, to ease the framework for fundraising by issuing debt securities by LCs.
On SEBI notifying revised framework for fundraising by issuance of debt securities, Makarand M Joshi, Founder MMJC & Associates, a corporate compliance firm, said: “The framework released on Thursday has increased the applicability threshold for raising incremental borrowing from debt market to Rs.1,000 crore from the previous limit of Rs 100 crore as stipulated in the previous circular. The move by the regulator, will not only deepen the bond market in Asia’s third-largest economy, but the elimination of penalty provisions for non-compliance along with incentives or concessions in listing fees of debt would aid in ease of doing business. Further SEBI has stated that one-time relaxation from penal provision will be given to listed entities who endeavored but couldn’t raise incremental borrowing through the debt market till now.”
[With Inputs from IANS]
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