L&T Fin up 8% at Rs 72 on Warburg Pincus eyeing 25% Stake~Great if true!

L & T Finance surges up over 8% & past Rs 72 today after Economic Times reported  of Warburg Pincus eyeing a 25% Stake in it !

Great if true!…after all L & T Finance Management has been pretty lethargic ,I daresay, in skillfully leveraging the Larsen & Toubro Brand to scale greater heights in Operations that would have been reflected in the company’s Share Price soaring and sustaining past Rs 100 already instead of just flattering to deceive.Interaction by my Team with the Top Management at their Analyst Meets did not elicit great confidence ,optimism and hope

If Warburg Pincus does come in with a sizeable and influencing stake  one can expect more dynamism and rising expectation that they would do wonders with L & T Finance that they did in Capital First that they acquired from the Biyani Group

Warburg Pincus had acquired the listed Future Capital Holdings from the Biyani Group at Rs 162 in late 2012 and renamed it Capital First.Inside just over two and a half years the Share Price of Capital First  has soared to Rs 411 ,that’s over 150% from Rs 162.It recorded a high of Rs 464 in April 2015

I had blogged twice on this in November & December 2012

FCH now Capital First zooms to Rs 225 + with Warburg Pincus Group as new controlling shareholders at Rs 162 and Biyani out !

Thursday, November 29th, 2012Future Capital Holdings is now Capital First and it zooms to Rs 190 today as Warburg Pincus & Group acquire it from the Biyani Group and other Shareholders at Rs 162! Monday, November 19th, 2012

L & T Finance has issued a clarification sought by the Exchanges that in my experienced view reads like there is some definitive dialogue happening on this front taking place     

L & T Finance also quotes in the Derivatives Segment on NSE under L&TFH with a Contract Size of 4000 shares.July Calls for a strike Price of Rs 72.50 last traded at Rs 2.65.

Disclaimer : My Clients & I have an interest in L & T Finance