Indian firms mobilised more than Rs 58,000 crore by issuing shares to institutional investors during April-January of the current fiscal, over 12-fold rise from the year-ago period.

In comparison, they had mopped-up Rs 4,664 crore in the corresponding period of 2016-17 fiscal.


As per the latest data available with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the capital garnered by the listed companies through the Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) route stood at Rs 58,520 crore in the first 10 months of 2017-18.


It was also nearly seven times the total amount raised in the entire 2016-17 which stood at Rs 8,464 crore.
The funds have been mobilised for business expansion, refinancing of debt, working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes.


QIP is an alternative mode of resource raising available for listed companies to raise funds from domestic market.