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Our Select Institutional Investors

Mauritius Unitus
International Finance Corporation
Alena Private Limited
NewQuest Asia Investments II Limited
CDC Group Plc
India Financial Inclusion Fund
Sequoia Capital
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited

Mauritius Unitus (Now managed by Elevar Equity)

Mauritius Unitus
Elevar Equity, a human centered venture capital firm, invests in transformative and scalable businesses focused on customers in low income communities primarily in India and Latin America. The Elevar team spends a significant amount of time in the field to obtain ground up insights into the priorities, challenges, spending patterns and aspirations of underserved customers. These insights, when combined with market analysis, have translated into specific investment themes in financial services, education, housing and healthcare. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized the provision of essential services for over 20 million low income customers, catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into 25+ companies led by world-class entrepreneurs and generated outstanding returns for investors.

www.elevarequity.com

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

International Finance Corporation
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. Established in 1956, IFC is owned by 184 member countries, and works in more than 100 developing countries. It facilitates companies and financial institutions in emerging markets to create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities. IFC's vision is that people should have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives. It aims to bring economic opportunities to underserved communities where needs are greatest, particularly in the low income states of India.

India continues to be a major recipient of funds from IFC. The World Bank investment arm has so far invested $4.8 billion in the country, making India, IFC's largest portfolio accounting for 9.5% of its total funding, according to the organization's annual report.

IFC has committed over 36 projects in India in FY2014-15 for total financing of $984 million. Of this IFC has contributed $934 million, while $50 million was mobilized from other investors. The organization, has a strong focus on low-income states in the country.

www.ifc.org

CX Partners Fund 1 Limited

Alena Private Limited
Founded in 2009, CX Partners Fund 1 Limited focusses on providing growth equity to mid-market companies in India. The fund has investments in different sectors ranging from consumer products & services, financial services, healthcare, information technology & outsourcing, niche manufacturing and business services.

NewQuest Asia Investments II Limited

NewQuest Asia Investments II Limited
NewQuest is the leading direct secondaries private equity platform focused on the Asia-Pacific region. They specialize in providing alternative liquidity solutions to private equity asset owners, such as financial institutions, corporations, family offices, hedge funds and private equity funds. They acquire listed and unlisted assets in both portfolio and single asset situations through highly tailored transactions which address particular objectives of sellers as well as the needs of the underlying portfolio companies. NewQuest was established in 2011 from the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Asian Private Equity team and a portfolio acquisition of over 20 private equity investments. NewQuest has extensive experience in sourcing, executing, managing, and divesting private equity and special situation stakes across Asia and currently manages two funds with capital commitments of over US$700 million. NewQuest is registered with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

CDC Group Plc

CDC Group Plc
Founded in 1948, CDC is the UK's Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK Government. It is the world's oldest DFI with a history of making successful investments in businesses which have become industry leaders thereby having enormous impact on the private sector in their country and region as well as improving the lives of millions of individuals.

CDC's mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives. CDC's portfolio of investments is valued at £3.4bn (year end 2014) and includes 1,331 investee businesses. Last year these companies together employed over 1,100,000 people and paid £1.5bn in local taxes.

India Financial Inclusion Fund (IFIF)

India Financial Inclusion Fund
Caspian Impact Investment Advisers is an investment advisory firm that invests capital in socially responsible, multiple bottom line businesses delivering financial and social value. India Financial Inclusion Fund (IFIF) is a USD$90 million fund that was set up in August 2008 as an off-shore India-focused equity fund, investing in high-growth, small to medium MFIs and enablers.

Its primary focus is on equity investments in companies that are directly or indirectly associated with bringing about the inclusion of the poor within the formal financial system, i.e. financial inclusion. These are: -

  1. Companies that directly provide financial services to the poor, i.e. microfinance institutions, NBFCs, HFCs, Banks etc.
  2. Companies that enable the provision of financial services to the poor, e.g. business correspondents to banks, technology companies, housing companies etc.

IFIF focuses its efforts on promoting a wide range of financial services to the poor, for their business and personal needs, including, credit, savings, insurance or remittance facilities. IFIF looks to make investments in high-growth and efficient institutions that are focused on providing the entire range of financial services using traditional as well as innovative models for reaching the unreached and in doing so deliver reasonable financial returns so that the well-developed Indian Financial and capital markets will have an opportunity to participate in the financial inclusion agenda of the country.

IFIF aims to achieve double bottom line objectives of financial inclusion and capital appreciation. Through its investments, the Fund aims:

  • To accelerate the growth of small, medium and large sized MFIs, by providing them growth capital as well as strategic inputs
  • To enable diversification of product offerings to the microfinance clients by providing appropriate risk capital and technical advice
  • To support scale up or creation of Microfinance Enablers

http://www.caspian.in

Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital
Sequoia helps founders turn imaginative ideas into enduring companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs," the Sequoia team has worked closely with legendary founders such as Steve Jobs of Apple, Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner of Cisco, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn among others. Our partner entrepreneurs in India include Amit Jain and Anurag Jain of Cardekho, Jaspreet Singh of Druva, VSS Mani of Just Dial, Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam of Truecaller, Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah of Zomato among others.

Sequoia is now helping the next generation of innovators build the lasting companies of tomorrow. To know more about the Sequoia team in India and the companies we have partnered with, please visit www.sequoiacap.com/india

Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited

Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited (BHIL) is the erstwhile Bajaj Auto Limited, a flagship company of the Bajaj Group. It was incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, and has its registered office at Mumbai-Pune Road, Akurdi, Pune – 411 035. The Bajaj Group is amongst the top 20 business houses in India. Founded in 1926, at the height of India's movement for independence from the British, the group has an illustrious history. The integrity, dedication, resourcefulness and determination to succeed which are characteristics of the Group today, are often traced back to its birth during those days of relentless devotion to a common cause. The Late Shri Jamnalal Bajaj, founder of the Group was a close confidant and disciple of Mahatma Gandhi.

Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited (erstwhile Bajaj Auto Limited) was de-merged as per Order dated 18 December 2007 of the Hon'ble Bombay High Court, whereby its manufacturing undertaking consisting of Automobile business was transferred to the new Bajaj Auto Limited and its strategic business undertaking consisting of wind farm business and financial services business vested with Bajaj Finserv Limited. All the businesses and all properties, assets, investments and liabilities of erstwhile Bajaj Auto Limited, other than the manufacturing undertaking and the strategic business undertaking, remained with BHIL.

Effective 29 October 2009, the Company has been registered with the Reserve Bank of India as a Non-Banking Financial Institution and is categorised as a 'Systemically Important Non-Deposit taking NBFC'.

With a sizeable pool of cash and cash equivalents, BHIL is essentially an investment company, holding as on 31 December 2014, strategic stakes of 31.49% in Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL) and 39.29% in Bajaj Finserv Limited (BFS), the results of which are consolidated with BHIL.

BHIL by having major stakes in both BAL and BFS benefits from the growth of these companies in their respective areas of Automobiles and Financial Services & Insurance. As of 31 December 2014, BHIL has investments of over Rs. 6,100 crore (USD 1 billion) with a market capitalization of over Rs. 15,500 crore (USD 2.5 billion).

BHIL is headed by Mr. Rahul Bajaj (Chairman) and Mr. Sanjiv Bajaj (Managing Director).

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