Rural fintech firm Navadhan raises $5 mn from Prime Venture Partners, others

Rural fintech firm Navadhan has raised $5 million (about ₹40 crore) in a pre-Series A round led by Prime Venture Partners. Existing investors Gemba Capital and Varanium NexGen Fintech Fund also participated. The new funds will be used to enhance the company’s AceN tech platform, which connects small, rural businesses with NBFCs and banks, and … Read more

Piramal shares business plans

In an interview with ET, Piramal Enterprises (PEL) Chairman, Ajay Piramal projected the following. To double loan book by FY28 to about 1.2-1.3 lakh crore i.e., a CAGR of about 15% The growth will come significantly in retail through secured as well as unsecured lending. Like many other NBFCs, PEL is also banking on technology … Read more

Bajaj Auto applies for new NBFC

Bajaj Auto (BAL) has sought RBI approval for setting up a new NBFC. The application is currently under consideration by the regulator. The proposed NBFC is for captive financing of Company’s two wheelers and three wheelers. Currently more than 40% of BAL’s vehicles get financed by Bajaj Finance (BFL, the group company), which in turn … Read more

Piramal exiting out of Shriram Finance

After TPG selling it’s entire 2.65% stake in Shriam Finance (SF), now Piramal Enterprises is selling it’s entire 8.34% stake in the Company. Stake is being offered through block deals to the institutional investors Realisation from stake sale is estimated at Rs 4,832 cr and the floor price for the sale is fixed at Rs … Read more

HDFC divests 90% of Credila

HDFC to comply with the RBI requirements for merger with HDFC Bank has divested out of the education subsidiary, HDFC Credila Financial Services. It is selling approx 90% of Credila to a private equity consortium comprising Barings and ChrysCapital Stake is being sold for a consideration of Rs 9,060 cr valuing the business at about … Read more

Private equity major exiting out of Shriram Finance

Apax Partners is rumoured to sell its entire stake in Shriram Finance through block deal in secondary market on January 13, 2023. Apax currently holds 4.63% stake in the Company. This is in lieu of the 16.73% that it held in Shriram City Union Finance (SCUF) as on September 30, 2022. Subsequently, SCUF had merged … Read more

Poonawalla Fincorp sells housing unit to TPG at an attractive price

Poonawalla Fincorp (PFL) is selling 100% of it’s housing subsidiary Poonawalla Housing Finance Limited (PHFL) to TPG. Consideration is Rs 3,900 cr PHFL reported financials for FY 22 Revenues of Rs 470 cr Net Worth at Rs 1082 crore Above implies a valuation of 8.3x on trailing revenues and 3.6x on Net Worth. (This is … Read more

Post corporate restructuring, Shriram Finance shares business outlook

Shriram Finance (SFL) is the consolidated NBFC arm of the Shriram group. It is formed through the merger of Shriram Transport Finance (STFC), Shriram City Union Finance (SCUF) and Shriram Capital (SC). The management has shared the following key pointers on the way ahead – In next 3 years, Vehicle loans will reduce from 77% … Read more