International Finance Corporation to invest in Baring Private Equity

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World Bank’s arm IFC will invest INR 296 Crore/$40 Million in Baring Private Equity Asia’s India-focused credit platform. The fund will invest in senior debt instruments of companies essentially, that have ample operations in the country or are based out of India. 

Baring Private Equity Asia intends to accumulate $500 million for the fund, which will be capped at 20%. The freshly raised funds will be utilized for mid-market companies and to increase their access to credit, especially in low-income states of the country.

Baring Private Equity Asia India Credit was established under parent company in 2016 to look into the ever-expanding debt market, besides mid-sized and large Indian companies. Baring Private Equity Asia has 230,000 employees, 39 portfolio companies, with sales of around $32 billion. 

IFC has an active Limited Partner (LP) portfolio in India, which makes direct private equity-style investments and also lends to companies.

Baring Private Equity Asia is serving several people from the low-income segment and if the planned investment is successful, would greatly impact the lives of several others.

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