According to the data available with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), companies garnered a total of Rs 38,399 crore last month from debt on a private placement basis, lower than Rs 58,578 crore raked up in September.
     
Besides, the number of issuance fell to 279 in October from 312 in the preceding month.
     
Fund raising through private placement has been lately subdued owing to a robust performance of the stock market. Moreover, companies are opting for Intial Public Offer (IPO), Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) and rights issue route to mop up funds.
    
With the latest fund mobilisation, overall capital raised through private placement of debt securities, so far, reached Rs 1.84 crore in the current financial year as against Rs 2.76 lakh crore mobilised during the entire 2013-14.