Herd on the Street: JM Financial, IDBI Bank, South Indian Bank, Brushman India Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision, Development Credit Bank
Munira Dongre 28 September 2010

JM Financial: Despite the company's denials, market talk around this stock refuses to abate. The belief is that there will be a majority stake in JM's asset management company. The market also believes that Spandana Sphoorty Financial (the microfinance company in which JM is said to hold a stake) will soon go public. JM Financial is a financial services group with interests in investment banking, institutional equity sales, trading, research and broking, private and corporate wealth management, equity broking, portfolio management, asset management, commodity broking, NBFC activities, private equity and asset reconstruction.

In the June quarter, the company earned Rs1.1 billion from its investment banking and securities business (versus Rs772 million y-o-y), Rs651 million from its securities funding and fund-based activities (versus Rs254 million), Rs176 million from alternative asset management (versus Rs101 million) and Rs91 million from asset management (versus Rs77 million). Nimesh Kampani, chairman & managing director, is an accused in the Rs1 billion Nagarjuna Finance deposits scam.

IDBI Bank, South Indian Bank: There are rumours floating around that IDBI Bank will take over South Indian Bank. IDBI Bank earned a net profit of Rs2.5 billion in its June quarter while South Indian Bank earned Rs583 million.

Brushman India: Rumours are floating around of Asian Paints taking over. There is also some buzz that the promoter is being questioned by the CBI for his involvement in the Koda scam. The company makes paintbrushes. The stock has risen from Rs7 levels to Rs10+ levels. The activity looks suspiciously operator-driven. Retail investors should be careful. This is an 'S' group company which earned a revenue of Rs33 million in its June quarter and a loss of Rs15.3 million. Kapil Kumar is the MD of the company.

Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision: After the stock took off after the success of Dabangg (reported by Moneylife in this section), there are now rumours of Anil Ambani's interest in acquiring a stake in the company. The stock has risen from Rs11 in July to Rs30+ currently.

Development Credit Bank: Rumours of a merger with HDFC Bank. Market players are even talking about a due diligence by HDFC Bank. DCB has been looking at merging with a larger bank for the last couple of years. In the June quarter, HDFC Bank earned a net profit of Rs8 billion while DCB made a loss of Rs29 million (FY10 loss at Rs785 million).

(This article is based on secondary research. The report is for information only. None of the stock information, data and company information presented herein constitutes a recommendation or solicitation of any offer to buy or sell any securities. Investors must do their own research and due diligence before acting on any security. Some of the opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and may not necessarily represent those of Moneylife).

1 decade ago
i love the sight. content is king that is what you have proved.
1 decade ago
while i admire moneylife for exposing for its eyeopening articles and exposures im quite surprised at the complete absence of any expose on andra pradesh s most notorious group
hoping to see something from you about this group
1 decade ago
Replied to TARUN DAS comment 1 decade ago
specifially what stock are you talking about "tarun das" ??
ashok mahajan
1 decade ago
these are the part of share market specialy in bull phase.
both company make fool to innocent invester and make huge money
1 decade ago
Theres nothing going on just that hawala crook trying to dump his stock t

Koda money rode on hawala

Navin Upadhyay | New Delhi

The economic investigation agencies probing the Madhu Koda scam have unearthed huge pay-off remitted from abroad to agents and facilitators for grabbing mining lease in Jharkhand when Koda was the Chief Minister.

Sources said that Koda’s close aide Binod Sinha helped a major steel company grab mining lease in the State. The company agreed to pay part of the payment in cash for the contract of extracting iron ore from Jharkhand mines and remaining by remitting it to two separate companies linked to Sinha and his aides.

Sources said probe agencies have learnt that Koda and his associates used hawala channels in a big way to receive pay-offs for awarding mining lease to different companies. The bribes were routed to a spate of companies and then passed off to Koda and his aides.

In the present case, the probe agencies have learnt that as per the understanding reached between the steel company and Koda’s aides, the former allegedly routed the money through Global Absolute Research Private Ltd and Brushman India Ltd. The two separate companies are headed by one person, whose role is already under scanner in the scam.

Sources said there is evidence to establish that Tony Dildar Singh, a senior official of the Global Research, visited Ranchi in 2007 to finalise the mining lease and cut off the ‘deal’ with Koda’s aides. Dildar Singh is believed to be the main person involved in transferring funds from Dubai, Delhi, London, India, and Singapore.

The probe agencies have found evidence to establish that Koda’s APS Arun Kumar Srivastava had written to Dildar Singh and one Anil Adi Nath Bastabade in 2007, inviting them to explore business possibilities in Jharkhand on the instruction of Koda and Binod Sinha. Anil Bastabade is a key player in the scam.

Probe agencies are investigating a series of suspected transactions reflected in the accounts of Global Absolute Research Pvt Limited and Brushman India Ltd. Sources said that on March 14, 2007, Global Research received payment of Rs 3.5 lakh from London and again received Rs 11 crore in the third week of October from New York.

On March 10, 2008, the company again received Rs 46 lakh from the same source in New York. On April 4, Global Research received foreign remittance of US$ 1,99,972.50 by Vishes Infotechnic from New York. On June 6, another London-based company remitted US$ 1,41,14.02 to it.

Also under scanner is a remittance of $11,710,507.00 that flowed into the account of Brushman India from London on August 1, and then re-routed to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai.

Bastabade is well connected in Delhi, London, Dubai and had visited Ranchi several times between 2006 and 2008 when Koda was the CM...
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