GMR Infrastructure has received market regulator Sebi or Securities and Exchange Board of India's approval to raise up to Rs 1,500 crore through rights issue.
In a rights issue, shares are issued to existing investors as per their holding at pre-determined price and ratio.
The company had filed its application with Sebi for the proposed rights issue in September.
Issuance of 'observations' on offer documents by Sebi is considered as a clearance to the issuer to go ahead with the share issues through routes like IPOs, FPOs and rights issue.
The funds raised from the issue would be utilised towards repayment of certain borrowings availed by GMR Infrastructure, investment in its subsidiary -- GMR Energy Ltd -- as well as for general corporate purposes.
JM Financial Institutional Securities, Axis Capital, ICICI Securities and SBI Capital Markets are the lead managers to the issue.
As per draft letter filed by the firm, the company would issue equity shares for an aggregate amount "not exceeding Rs 1,500 crore on a rights basis" to its shareholders.
GMR Infrastructure has interest in sectors such as airports, roads, power plants and urban infrastructure.