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Shareholding Info
  • Promoters
    70.32 %
  • Foreign institutions-FII
    2.08 %
  • Other domestic institutions
    6.01 %
  • Retail and other
    21.57 %
  • Mutual Funds
    0.03 %

IFCI overview

IFCI (previously known as Industrial Finance Corporation of India) is a non-banking finance company (NBFC) in the public sector. It was established in 1948 as a statutory corporation.

The company’s equity shares are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Limited and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India Limited. The bonds / debentures of the company are listed on BSE Limited. The public issue of secured non-convertible debentures is listed on both the BSE and NSE.

The registered office of the company is located in IFCI Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi.

Currently, IFCI manages six subsidiaries and one associate under its fold. IFCI provides financial support for the diversified growth of industries across the spectrum. The financing activities span a wide range of projects such as airports, roads, telecom, power, real estate, manufacturing, services and other allied industries.

During its 74 years of existence, mega projects like Adani Mundra Ports, GMR Goa International Airport, Salasar Highways, NRSS Transmission, and Raichur Power Corporation (to name a few) have been set up with the financial assistance of IFCI.

The company has also helped set up various market intermediaries of repute in several niche areas like stock exchanges, entrepreneurship development organisations, consultancy organisations, and educational and skill development institutes across the country.

IFCI journey

Key milestones since inception are as follows -
  • 1948: IFCI is set up as India’s first Development Financial Institution (DFI).
  • 1993: The firm becomes a public limited company and is listed on the Stock Exchanges.
  • 2005: IFCI becomes a government company.
  • 2021: The GoI infuses equity of ₹200 crore in March.
  • 2022: IFCI is an established NBFC-ND-SI (systematically important non-deposit taking non-banking financial company) in the economy.

IFCI - Initial Public Offer (IPO)

In 1993, after the repeal of the Industrial Finance Corporation Act, IFCI became a public limited company registered under the Companies Act of 1956.

20,25,00,000 equity shares of ₹10 each were allotted during the year without payment being received in cash in exchange for shares.

IFCI products

Since its inception, IFCI has created an industrial base for the country through modernisation, export promotion, import substitution, nurturing sunrise industries etc., through commercially viable and market-friendly initiatives.

IFCI offers the following three products, spread across industries, services and agro-based sectors.
  • Project finance: IFCI provides customised financial solutions to meet the growing and diversified requirements for different levels of projects – greenfield, brownfield, diversification and modernisation of existing projects in infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.
  • Corporate finance: IFCI offers financial solutions in areas of corporate finance through balance sheet funding, loan against shares, lease rental discounting, promoter funding, long-term working capital requirements, capital expenditure and regular maintenance capex. It caters to the varied needs of a diverse set of customers across small, mid and large corporates.
  • Structured finance: IFCI provides financing solutions to its clients through structured debt / Mezzanine products. The firm assists in providing optimal financing solutions for various requirements such as sponsor financing, acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing and off-balance sheet structured solutions, amongst others.
IFCI stock price return in 5 years: -31.91%

IFCI business highlights

As of 31st March 2022, the Government of India holds 64.86% equity shares.

IFCI holds the following percentages of shares in its direct subsidiaries:

IFCI direct subsidiaries

% of shareholding


IFCI Infrastructure Development Limited (IIDL)


IFCI Factors Limited (IFL)


IFCI Venture Capital Funds Limited (IVCF)


IFCI Financial Services Limited


MPCON Limited


Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited


IFCI performance highlights

3-year CAGR (revenue) 


EBITDA (FY2021-22)

-₹839 crore

Profit after tax (FY2021-22)

-₹1,991 crore

Share price return in last 3 years


ROCE (FY2021-22)


IFCI management

  • Managing Director: Manoj Mittal
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Manoj Mittal
  • Chief Finance Officer (CFO): Prasoon
  • Company Secretary: Priyanka Sharma

Indian term-lending industry overview

The following are the key players in the term-lending industry:


Key players

Market capitalisation

 November 2022

 (in crore)


HDFC Limited



Bajaj Finance Limited



Bajaj Finserv Limited



SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited



Bajaj Holdings and Investment Limited



Power Finance











Size of the Indian term-lending industry

  • The size of the total lending market in India as of March 2021 is ₹157 lakh crore. It has shown a growth of about 100% during FY2016-21.
  • Retail and commercial lending each contribute 49% to total lending in India, while microfinance contributes 2%.
  • MSME loans (entry-level credit exposure up to ₹50 crore) are an important component of the commercial loans market, contributing 85% by volume as of March 2021.
  • Public sector and private banks dominate both overall commercial loans and MSME loans.

Term-lending industry growth prospects

MSME loans witnessed 13% growth in originations by value and 33% growth in originations by volume during FY2016-20, followed by 62% growth in originations by volume during FY2020-21.

IFCI growth prospects

IFCI reported a profit of ₹110 crore in the quarter that ended September 2022 as against a loss of ₹526 crore during the previous quarter that ended September 2021.

Risks and concerns

  • Tough competition from other leading industry players like HDFC, Bajaj Finance and SBI is a cause for concern.
  • Economic recession due to interest rate hikes could impact the company's performance and stock price.


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