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Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details

Our Company was incorporated on November 21, 1995
as a public limited company. Our Company received its
certificate for commencement of business on January 16, 1996.
The Company commenced investment banking
activities and registered with SEBI as a 'Category
I Merchant Banker' (as defined under the Securities and
Exchange Board of India (Merchant Bankers) Rules, 1992)
and thereafter as a 'Portfolio Manager' (as defined
under the Securities and Exchange Board of India
(Portfolio Managers) Rules, 1993) and as an 'underwriter'
under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Underwriting)
Regulations, 1993. We entered the business of
securities broking in the year 2002 by acquisition of Rooshnil
Securities Private limited which later changed to
Edelweiss Securities Private Limited and is presently known as
Edelweiss Securities Limited. The year 2004
witnessed the foray of the Company into the businesses of
insurance advisory as well as commodities broking
and trading. The business of insurance advisory is carried
through the subsidiary, Edelweiss Insurance Brokers
Limited. The subsidiary, ECAL Advisors Limited carries on the
business of commodities broking and trading.
The Company also has its presence in non banking financial
activities through its subsidiaries, Crossborder
Investments Private Limited (acquired in the year 2000)
and ECL Finance Limited (incorporated in the year
2005) which are NBFCs. Edelweiss Real Estate Advisors
Private Limited, which was previously our subsidiary
and our subsidiary Edelweiss Trustee Services Private Limited,
were incorporated in the year 2006, for
launching the companys first real estate fund which was
registered with the SEBI as a 'Venture Capital Fund'
(as defined under the SEBI (Venture Capital Funds) Regulations, 1996)

The Company raised funds through private equity
from Connect Capital Holdings in the year 2000. Greater
Pacific Capital (GPC) concluded a strategic investment
in the Company in October 2005. Apart from fresh
Investment in the Company, GPC also bought out Connect Capital
Holdings stake in the Company, thereby
taking its equity stake to 20%. The Company also attracted
capital from Galleon Diversified Fund, Heliconia Pte
Ltd (which is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of GIC
(Ventures) Pte Ltd held through a wholly owned
subsidiary Lathe Investment Pte Ltd), BIH SA and Shuaa Capital
in 2006. Recently, investment in the company
was made by Lehman Brothers Netherlands Horizons BV
and Galleon Special Opportunities Master Fund
Limited Galleon Crossover Segregated Portfolio.
The Company does not have any strategic or financialpartners.


2000 Acquisition of Crossborder Investments Private Limited

2001 F & O license obtained in the year 2001

2002 NBFC registration of Crossborder Investments Private Limited
Acquisition of Rooshnil Securities Private Limited

2004 Commencement of Commodity Broking

2005 Commencement of Insurance Broking

2006 NBFC registration of ECL Finance Limited

2006 Managed the first Qualified Institutional Placement
under the new regulatory framework in India.

2006 Advised the first AIM listing of a listed Indian corporate.

2007 Clearing Member License


2008

-Edelweiss Capital Limited has informed that: 'The Board of Directors of Edelweiss Capital Limited, vide a Circular Resolution passed on April 7, 2008 have approved change in the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Company from Ms. Smruti Jhaveri to Mr. Chetan Gandhi'.

-Edelweiss gets Sebi nod to launch MF

2009

- Edelweiss Capital Ltd has appointed Mr. Berjis Desai as an Additional (Independent) Director on the Board of Directors of the Company w.e.f. November 18, 2009.

-Edelweiss forms venture with Tokio Marine


2010

-Edelweiss Capital buys Anagram for Rs 164 cr
 
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