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Welspun One raises Rs 2,275 crore for second fund to build warehousing assets

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The capital was sourced from a diverse pool of about 800 Limited Partners (LPs) or investors, including high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals

New Delhi: Welspun One has raised Rs 2,275 crore from investors for its second fund and would use the capital to develop warehousing properties.

Welspun One, an integrated fund and development management platform, on Monday announced the successful closure of its second fund totalling Rs 2,275 crores, inclusive of co-investment commitments.

This marks the largest domestic fundraise in this space, the company claimed.

The capital was sourced from a diverse pool of about 800 Limited Partners (LPs) or investors, including high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices, corporates, and domestic institutions.

Welspun One’s second fund has already committed nearly 40% of its investible capital across four investments. It expects to commit the remaining capital over the next 3-4 quarters.

This will add 8 million square feet to Welspun One’s existing portfolio of 10 million square feet, taking their aggregate portfolio to around 18 million square feet, entailing a total project outlay of around USD 1 billion.

Welspun One’s focus for fund 2 is on new-age warehousing assets, such as urban distribution centres, cold chain, agro logistics, and port and airport-based logistics, the statement said.

Balkrishan Goenka, Chairman of Welspun World, said, “Our commitment to advancing critical logistics infrastructure is in perfect alignment with India’s strategic objective of reducing logistics costs from 14% to 8%, thereby enhancing the global competitiveness of our industries.”

By making investments in essential infrastructure, he said the fund aims to streamline logistics operations and stimulate industrial growth.

Anshul Singhal, Managing Director, Welspun One, said, “Embarking on the exploration of new-age warehousing assets represents an exciting journey for us at Welspun One. Our progress has been remarkable, having successfully established a well-capitalized platform poised to achieve an AUM of over USD 1 billion.”

Welspun One had raised Rs 500 crore in its first fund.

Till date, Welspun One’s first fund is fully committed with six investments, aggregating to a development potential of 7.2 million square feet across 300 acres of land in five cities.

Currently, about 50% of this is already delivered, with the remaining 50% scheduled for delivery over the next 4-6 quarters.

The portfolio includes clients such as Tata Croma, Delhivery, FM Logistics, Asian Paints, and Ecom Express, amongst others.

Welspun One is the warehousing platform of the USD 5 billion global conglomerate Welspun World, which is one of India’s fastest-growing multinationals with a leadership position in line pipes, home textiles, infrastructure, advanced textiles, and flooring solutions.

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