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DEBENTURE (Companies Act 2013)

A bond from the Dutch East India Company, dati...

A bond from the Dutch East India Company, dating from 7 November 1623, for the amount of 2,400 florins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Debenture is most important instrument to raise capital for a company. A company use debenture to raise debt capital. Popularly, debenture issued by public sector companies with government approval is called bonds.

Section 2 (30) of the Companies Act, 2013 define inclusively debenture as “debenture” includes debenture stock, bonds or any other instrument of a company evidencing a debt, whether constituting a charge on the assets of the company or not.

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Every business run on finance and share capital is base finance, hence life blood of a company.


Where any communication or publication of a company contains a statement of the amount of the authorise capital of the company, it shall also contain a statement in an equally prominent position and in equally conspicuous characters of the amount of the capital which has been subscribed and the amount paid – up.

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