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Looking back at 2016 – News from Unitus Capital

February 1, 2017 Blog, Media Exposure, Press Releases

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Unitus Capital (“UC”) had another fantastic year in 2016, as we strengthened our position as the leading social impact investment bank globally and celebrated our eighth anniversary of operations.  As always, our clients inspired us every day with the impact they are making in the lives of those living at the bottom of the economic… Read more >

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News from Unitus Capital: Looking Back on 2015

April 3, 2016 Blog, Media Exposure, Press Releases

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Unitus Capital (“UC”) had another fantastic year in 2015, despite the challenges that are the reality of our world, as we solidified our position as the leading social impact investment bank globally and celebrated our seventh anniversary of operations.  Importantly, our clients inspired us every day with the impact they are making in the lives… Read more >

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UC is Hiring!

April 3, 2016 Blog, Media Exposure, Press Releases

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  Director/Managing Director, Investment Banking Job Description Unitus Capital was launched in 2008 as an investment bank specializing in arranging capital for companies benefiting those at the bottom of the economic pyramid in sectors including financial services, agriculture, education, health care, renewable energy and women’s empowerment. Headquartered in Bangalore and with representation in New York,… Read more >

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Asia Steps Up Efforts to Reach the ‘Unbanked’ (Wall Street Journal)

April 8, 2015 Blog, Media Exposure

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Eric Savage, CEO, Unitus Capital was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the topic “Asia Steps Up Efforts to Reach the ‘Unbanked’”. Read the complete article here. An excerpt: “Despite Asia’s economic rise, many of the globe’s “unbanked” citizens, residing in countries including India, China and Myanmar, make do without access to savings, insurance… Read more >

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India’s microlenders gear up for roaring interest from investors (Merger Market)

January 30, 2015 Blog, Media Exposure

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(This article originally appeared in Merger Market and was written by Bruhadeeswaran R) Fund raising activity in Indian microfinance sector is expected to gain momentum and scale on the back of an improved regulatory environment and the government of India’s financial inclusion agenda. Industry sources expect investors to cut larger cheques to microfinance institutions (MFI) this… Read more >

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PE investment in MFIs at 5-year high (Business Standard)

January 30, 2015 Blog, Media Exposure

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Business Standard, 22 Jan 2015: PE deals in the microfinance sector are on the rise, with the segment recording the highest equity inflow in the past five years. So far this financial year, the sector has raised $276 million through PE deals. This excludes the $258-million equity commitment in Bandhan( $165 million from GIC and $93… Read more >

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Online medical advice startup MediAngels raises $1M from Ventureast (VCCircle)

October 12, 2014 Media Exposure, Press Releases

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(Unitus Capital was the sole financial adviser to the deal.) Mumbai-based Angels Health Pvt Ltd, which runs MediAngels.com, an online platform that allows patients to consult specialised doctors from across the globe, has raised $1 million (over Rs 6 crore) in funding from Ventureast Tenet Fund and Government of India’s Technology Development Board. The funds will… Read more >

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BusinessLine: ESAF Microfinance raises Rs 47.5 cr via NCDs

August 12, 2014 Media Exposure

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Business Line, 11 August 2014, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Kerala-based ESAF Microfinance has raised ₹47.5 crore throught private placement of non-convertible debentures (NCDs). According to a spokesman, the NCD issue is listed with the Bombay Stock Exchange and has been fully subscribed. Rated BWB BBB+ by Brick Work Ratings, the instrument has been issued to Triodos Fund, a social… Read more >

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Eric Savage awarded the 2014 Expat Entrepreneur of the year award

April 13, 2014 Media Exposure

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  Eric Savage, Co-Founder and President of Unitus Capital wins The Expat Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award is bestowed on Eric by the The Expat Entrepreneurs Circle in an event held in Bangalore and attended by foreign entrepreneurs, heads of consulates and multinational companies across India. Eric is recognized for his contribution to help… Read more >

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Times of India: A journey from I-banking to deworming – Narayan Ramachandran, Co-chairman, Unitus Capital

September 23, 2013 Media Exposure

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Our co-chairman Narayan Ramachandran’s journey from heading Morgan Stanley in India, to his involvement in and contribution to social impact initiatives such as InKlude Labs, Arghyam Trust, Unitus Capital and Janalakshmi Financial Services, gets featured in this interesting article. We, at UC, are excited to be working with Narayan, and look forward to his continued support… Read more >

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Mint: Janalakshmi Financial Services raises equity funding of Rs325 crore

August 15, 2013 Media Exposure

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Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, the microfinance institution (MFI) promoted by former Citigroup Inc. banker Ramesh Ramanathan, has raised equity funding of Rs325 crore, in a sign of confidence in the industry following the crisis that gripped it in the wake of restrictive Andhra Pradesh legislation three years ago. Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd and Unitus… Read more >

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VC Circle: German development bank KfW picks up 30% stake in IIMPS for $3.3M

July 29, 2013 Media Exposure

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German development bank Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) has invested $3.28 million in Invest India Micro Pension Services (IIMPS) in Series B round of funding for 30 per cent stake. Economist Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar participated in this round as well. Existing investor Michael & Susan Dell Foundation also put in an additional $400K in IIMPS to… Read more >

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