Bethesda, Oct. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IGC), announces that it has received land in Nagpur, India, valued at over $4 Million in exchange for IGC’s 22% minority ownership in Sricon.
IGC’s heavy equipment rental business in India and the trading business in Hong Kong have a large potential for expansion. We plan to use this land in Nagpur as collateral for bank lines that can provide increased liquidity for these businesses.
We currently rent heavy equipment like bulldozers, tractors, and other machinery to the agricultural and construction industries in India. These industries, and as a consequence this line of business, are expected to grow rapidly as initiatives are put in place by the recently elected pro-business government. We are currently positioned in the state of Kerala and with adequate financing we can expand to neighboring states.
Ram Mukunda, CEO of IGC said “while the investment in Sricon is on our books, the exchange of our minority ownership for property that can be used as collateral is of greater immediate benefit to us as it is a source of non-dilutive capital that can drive growth and profitability.” The registration formalities for the land are expected to be completed by the end of this year. IGC continues to make progress in multiple fronts including heavy equipment rental business in India, commodity trading, vertical indoor farming and legal cannabis.
Ram Mukunda added, “Our immediate aim is to drive profitability and this exchange of assets will help us do that.”
Based in Bethesda, Maryland, India Globalization Capital, Inc. has articulated a strategy to become a company with diverse operating businesses including medical marijuana, specialty pharmaceuticals and solar energy. We are currently engaged in trading, vertical farming and rental of heavy equipment in India, China and the United States.
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Contact at IGC: Claudia Grimaldi 301-983-0998