Mefcom Capital Markets, incorporated on January 2, 1985 as a public company, is a non-banking finance company. The company was earlier known as Vidhata Leasing, the management changed hands in January 1990 after which the company became the group holding company of the Mefcom group with the present name. Mefcom Global Enterprise, a member of the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), is a group company involved in commodities arbitrage and futures trading.
The brokerage and distribution segment of business includes trading services in equities, derivatives and commodities for day traders, jobbers and arbitrageurs. Support services offered to clients in this segment are margin funding, loan against shares and link to daily trading strategies. Together with its subsidiaries, the company is a member of all the major stocks and commodity exchanges in the country like BSE, NSE, DSE, MCX, NMCE and DGCX in Dubai. Mefcom Securities (MSL) is a subsidiary which extends brokerage, trading and distribution services in equities and derivatives. MSL has a subsidiary called Mefcom Commodity Brokers, which extends brokerage, advisory and trading services in currency and commodities futures.
Duly approved by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a category I merchant banker and portfolio manager, the company is also approved by the Reserve Bank of India as a full fledged foreign exchange money changer and an authorized dealer on over the trade counter exchange of India (OTCEI). Formerly rated by PRIME as the No. 1 private sector merchant banker and underwriter, it has managed more than 250 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and rights issues helping mobilize more than Rs 25,000 million in the Indian capital markets. It has already bagged major assignments like demutualization of Delhi Stock Exchange as well as Jaipur Stock Exchange, in which it has acquired a 5% strategic stake. Appointed as the sole lead manager, it has managed the open offer made by HB Stockholding to acquire additional 20% shares of DCM Shriram Industries and as merchant bankers of Jagson Airlines to acquire 20% additional shares by the management in their own company.
A licence from SEBI for portfolio management has enabled the company to launch its portfolio management services late in 2007 for which it has received a good response from existing clients of the brokerage division, for whom this division extends advisory and research support. The company has opened 18 branches as on January 9, 2008 and has targeted 100 branches by the following year.
The registered office of the company is located at 5th Floor, Sanchi Building, 77, Nehru Place, New Delhi-110019.