Our Story

Unitus Capital was founded in July 2008 to accelerate the development of local and international capital markets for the benefit of businesses delivering deep social and environmental impact. Since launch, we have been committed to delivering best-in-class investment services that unlock the capital needed to fuel the rapid and sustainable growth of businesses committed to positively impacting the lives of low-income populations is possible.

Here are some of the key milestones of Unitus Capital since our launch in 2008.

  • 2008
    UC started operations
  • 2009
    First equity raise for Bandhan (now Bank)
    First NCD transaction for a Tier-II MFI
  • 2010
    UC expanded focus to agriculture, renewable energy, education and healthcare sectors in addition to Financial Services
    IPO of SKS happened
  • 2011
    Closed first portfolio sale transaction in India for new generation MSME/livelihood finance company Vistaar
    Successfully closed the first equity investment in India for LeapFrog, the world’s only Micro Insurance equity fund
  • 2012
    UC named #2 investment bank by deal volume
  • 2013
    UC named #1 investment bank by deal volume
  • 2014
    UC named #1 investment bank by deal volume for second consecutive year
    UC crosses US $1BN capital raised for over 50 clients across Asia
  • 2015
    UC named #1 investment bank by deal volume for third consecutive year
  • 2016
    UC named #1 investment bank by deal volume for fourth consecutive year
  • 2017
    Closed the largest Private equity transaction of US$ 100 mn in Micro Finance for Spandana
  • 2018
    Ranked #1 Investment Bank – Private Equity 2018
  • 2019
    UC Inclusive Credit Pvt. Ltd. begins operations

About UC Inclusive Credit

UC Inclusive Credit Pvt. Ltd. (UCIC), incubated by Unitus Capital, is an impact-focused Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) registered with the Reserve Bank of India. Based in Bangalore (India), which is considered a leading hub of social innovation and entrepreneurship, UCIC is focused on positively impacting the lives of millions of people by supporting companies with creative and timely debt capital. With the intention of providing innovative debt structures, the idea of UCIC germinated just prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Periodic setbacks in the Indian ecosystem, i.e., Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis, demonetization, GST implementation etc., held back the dream from taking its rightful roots. It was only in 2019, that the concept became a reality with the support of investors who truly believed and aligned with the vision of Unitus Capital of channelizing innovative private capital to impact businesses. In line with Victor Hugo’s famous saying, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come”, UCIC has now been unleashed. We have opened for business at a time of a fortuitous confluence of events including the availability of risk capital, technology adoption and entrepreneurship. Never before in the history of Indian economy the time been more exciting than now for impact businesses. UCIC strongly believes that we can play a key role as a responsible, thoughtful and impactful catalyst in the Indian impact investing ecosystem.https://www.ucinclusive.in

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