Microsec Financial Services Ltd is a non-banking financial company registered with the RBI. The company is a financial services company primarily providing retail broking and investment banking services. They provide financial products and services to their client base of retail investors, high net worth individuals, companies and institutions. The company is the ultimate holding company of the Microsec Group. The group is focused to provide services in the arena of Investment Banking, Equity & Commodity Brokerage, Currency Futures, Insurance Brokerage and Wealth Management.
The company is engaged in the financing and investment business which primarily comprises giving loans against shares, and making investments. In their financing and investment business, the company offers loans against shares to its clients, secured by liquid and marketable securities at appropriate margin levels. The company derives a major portion of their revenues from Eastern India, especially Kolkata.
Microsec Financial Services Ltd was incorporated on June 6, 1989 as a private limited company with the name Satyam Fiscal Services Pvt Ltd. In October 17, 2005, the name of the company was changed from Satyam Fiscal Services Pvt Ltd to Microsec Financial Services Pvt Ltd. In October 21, 2005, the company was converted into a public limited company and the name was changed to Microsec Financial Services Ltd.
Initially, the company was financial services company and was engaged in the business of financing and investment management. The Company was registered with the RBI as a NBFC since January 29, 2003, but did not have significant operations. As a part of the financing activities, the company was engaged in the business of providing loans and as a part of the investment management activities, they were engaged in the business of trading in securities.
In the year 2005, the promoters acquired the entire shareholding of the Company from the previous shareholders. In August 1, 2005, 800,000 equity shares were transferred to Banwari Lal Mittal, and In October 1, 2005, 5,340 equity shares were transferred to LKPL, Abha Mittal, Prabhu Dayal Khaitan, Bharati Sharma, Ravi Kant Sharma and Sushila Devi Khaitan.
In November 24, 2005, the company acquired the entire shareholding of Microsec Capital Ltd. Simultaneously, Microsec Capital Ltd's subsidiaries Microsec Commerze Ltd and Microsec Risk Management Ltd (now Microsec Insurance Brokers Limited) became the indirect subsidiaries of the company. In February 1, 2006, the company acquired the entire shareholding of Microsec Resources Pvt Ltd. As per the scheme of amalgamation, Ravindra Shelter Ltd was amalgamated with the company.
In March 30, 2006, the company acquired the entire share capital of MIL Technologies Ltd (now Microsec Technologies Ltd). Also, erstwhile Microsec Technologies Ltd was amalgamated with the MIL Technologies Ltd with effect from March 17, 2008 and was renamed as Microsec Technologies Ltd. In February 9, 2009, Microsec Technologies Ltd acquired the entire shareholding of PRP Technologies Ltd and thus of PRP Technologies Ltd the indirect subsidiary of the company.
During the year 2008-09, Shringar Vinimay Pvt Ltd became a wholly owned subsidiary of the company with effect from February 26, 2009. Shringar Vinimay Pvt Ltd was engaged in the business of consultancy. Subsequently, in March 1, 2009, Shringar Vinimay Pvt Ltd was amalgamated with the company.
As at June 30, 2010, the company had a network of 239 branches (which includes 237 branches of MCap and 2 branches of MCL), out of which 99 branches (which includes 97 branches of MCap and 2 branches of MCL) were located in Kolkata (where we also have our headquarters). In addition, 79 branches of MCap were located in West Bengal, excluding Kolkata.
In July 19, 2010, the company and Debashish Ghoshal formed a limited liability partnership i.e. Microsec Invictus Advisors LLP to carry on the business of professional and consultancy services.
The company set up an institutional equities broking desk in Mumbai. They propose to expand their branch network and intend to establish a pan-India presence. They plan to expand the operations of the company and their subsidiaries into smaller cities and towns.
The company is in the process of setting up an internet-based platform through MCap for providing their products and services to their clients, particularly their brokerage clients. They plan to establish online trading capabilities to complement their products and services. They also propose to offer wealth management, insurance broking, financial planning and related services through their internet-based platform.