IRB Infra lists $540 Million foreign currency bonds on ′India INX′


  • IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd (IRB) on February 22 said its board of directors has approved a fundraise of up to $540 million through foreign currency bonds. 
  • The bonds, carrying a coupon rate of 7.11%, are set to mature in eight years, marking a significant milestone in IRB’s quest for diversified funding sources. 
  • The bonds are listed on the India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (“India INX”) India’s international stock exchange at the GIFT City.



  • IRB Infrastructure Development Ltd is India’s leading and the largest integrated and the first multinational transport infrastructure developer in the roads and highways sector. 
  • It has established its presence majorly in the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) space, carrying high pride to be part of India’s transformation.


  • The issuance witnessed an overwhelming response, with bids surpassing $2 billion, indicating an oversubscription by approximately four times. 
  • More than 115 investors globally participated in the issuance. 


  • With a weighted average life of seven years and three months, these bonds offer a yield of 7.125%, positioning them as an attractive investment. 
  • The involvement of prominent financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Citigroup as joint bookrunners further adds to the issue’s credibility. 
  • Anticipated ratings from Fitch and Moody’s at BB+ and Ba2 respectively, signal the bonds’ investment-grade status, offering reassurance to potential investors about the quality of this financial instrument.


  • The transaction is a debut USD Bonds Offering by IRB. 
  • The Issue is the maiden issuance by the Issuer in the international debt capital markets. 
  • The Issue was oversubscribed and witnessed a thumping investor interest amongst sophisticated investors, especially, anchor investors in the US and Asia Pacific. 
  • It’s the first USD Rule 144A Bonds issuance by a corporate, especially an Indian infrastructure development and construction multi-national company. 
  • It is the second High Yield Rule 144A Bonds issuance from out of India in 2024 in the global debt capital markets.



  • The global recognition and trust reflected in this oversubscribed issue pave the way for IRB to continue its contribution to India’s infrastructure development. 
  • With light touch regulations of IFSCA, Gift City is pacing towards becoming the preferred destination for fund raising and listing of foreign currency bonds.
  • Also, these bonds being exclusively listed on India International Exchange (IFSC) Ltd. will give confidence to various issuers and investors to follow. 

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