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. Here are some of the key milestones of Unitus Capital since our launch in 2008.
Journey & Milestones
Awarded No. 1 investment bank award by VCCircle
Despite being the covid year raised $143 Mn capital
Completed a landmark transaction of acquisition of chaitanya microfinance by NAVI
UC inclusive credit P. ltd. begins operations
Ranked #1 investment bank private equity
Closed the largest private equity transaction in microfinance for spandana
UC named #1 investment bank by deal volume for fourth consecutive year
UC named #1 investment bank by deal volume for third consecutive year
UC crosses US $ 1 billion raised for over 50 clients across Asia UC ranked #1 investment for second year in a row
Closed first portfolio transaction in India for livelihood company Vistaar Closed equity investment for LeapFrog, world’s only micro insurance equity fund
UC expanded focus to agriculture, education, renewable energy and healthcare.
First equity raise for Bhandhan Bank. First NCD transaction for a MFI.
Unitus Capital started its operations.
Tech-focused impact-first investment bank
Unitus Capital guages impact using a 5-step process
Inclusive value chain
Stakeholders that bring in inclusivity
Affordable products and services
Number of lives directly impacted – now
Number of lives directly impacted – at scale
Depth of impact
Degree to which end customers’ lives get positively impacted
Intent of promoter(s) about creating impact
Temporary or long-term phenomenon
Impact through indirect influences
Significant Ecosystem Impact
Innovative company in its model/tech/idea
Impact on public policy
Business's positive impact on public policy
First of its kind Potential to create several 'clones
Impact at scale
Potential to scale up the business and impact lives at large
We are a 40 person team that knows that we’re lucky to do what we do. We’re finance aficionados with considerable transactional experience who were fortunate to find a way to hopefully each leave a small, sustainable footprint on the social enterprise ecosystem. We’re fun investment bankers (no, it’s not an oxymoron) with big hearts who feel passionate about our commitments to our entrepreneurs, our clients, and our mission. Here’s what we value:
We wouldn’t be who we are or where we are today without our clients and the individuals they serve, our team, our Board Members, and our shareholders. We thrive on having fun while being able to work with passionate, inspiring individuals and entrepreneurs. We will continuously work to maintain and strengthen our enduring relationships with all the people we serve—our clients, our industry partners, our entrepreneurs, and our shareholders.
We are committed to mobilizing capital for businesses that deliver sustainable, scalable social impact. We see what we do as having the ability to elevate the base of the economic pyramid and to eliminate the poverty penalty.
We hope it goes without saying but we want to reiterate our commitment to high- quality best-in-class work. We believe that there are no gray lines when it comes to integrity, transparency, and ethics. We also know that we don’t have all the answers and we realize the importance of humility.
We know we’re in a game changing industry that has the ability to level the playing field and build an ecosystem that’s beneficial to all. We are constantly seeking solutions for our clients that enable access to capital to fuel their businesses and social impact. We envision a market that allocates capital taking into consideration its impact and not only risk and return.