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Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)
Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), established in 1987, is one of India's leading financial services companies. IL&FS has a significant focus on investment banking, asset management and infrastructure financing. Key IL&FS institutional shareholders include the State Bank of India, Housing Development Finance Corporation of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, ORIX Corporation - Japan, and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Earlier shareholders of IL&FS include IFC (Washington), HSBC and GIC (Singapore).

In the infrastructure business, IL&FS enjoys an eminent position in India, and has emerged as a leading sponsor, developer, and advisor of infrastructure projects in India as well as in the South East Asian region. Projects being sponsored, developed and advised by IL&FS include industrial parks, special economic zones, power and ports, surface transport and urban transportation systems. These infrastructure projects are being developed in conjunction with governments, financing agencies, private sector partners and communities. This unique public-private partnership model, pioneered by IL&FS in India, helps leverage limited public funds.

Given its experience, IL&FS has developed requisite capabilities to take infrastructure projects from "concept" to "commissioning". Post commissioning, IL&FS remains involved in its sponsored projects to stabilize revenues and improve financial structure by re-gearing and re-rating project debt. Thus IL&FS has developed significant in-house technical, financial engineering, and legal & taxation skills. This integration of financial and project engineering skills provides IL&FS with a unique positioning in the infrastructure space.

Over the last 20 years, IL&FS has also established investment banking, project finance, project development, management and implementation, merchant banking and corporate advisory capabilities. This ecosystem of distinct business units greatly facilitates the conceptualization, development and management of complex infrastructure projects, and also provides a steady stream of development opportunities for the group.