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Deal: First issuance of INR denominated, listed and unsecured green non-convertible debentures by Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board

14 Aug 2023

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Trilegal represented Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (a statutory body and one of the largest Kerala State public sector undertakings) (KIIFB), debenture holders, and the arranger in connection with the first issuance of INR denominated, listed and unsecured green non-convertible debentures worth 300.02 Crore by KIIFB.

The non-convertible debentures are backed by a guarantee issued by the Government of Kerala.

This transaction was one of the largest rated green bond issuances by a State public sector undertaking in compliance with the SEBI guidelines for Green Debt Securities and supported by an unconditional and irrevocable Guarantee by the Government of Kerala.

The deal was innovative as it involved a repayment structure that required cash pool mechanism basis the petroleum cess and motor vehicle tax proceeds received by KIIFB pursuant to Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Act, 1999 and utilization of proceeds of corpus fund granted by the Government of Kerala (to KIIFB) in case of any shortfall.

The deal was led by Our Banking and Finance Partner Joseph Jimmy. They were supported by attorneys including Varsha Yogish (Senior Associate); Lalitha Nandula (Associate).

Media Link:

green bonds: Kerala’s KIIFB to raise Rs 1,000 cr via green bonds – The Economic Times (

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