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The State of Climate Finance in India
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RBI Monetary Policy
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Climate Finance in India – Investor Survey
September 5, 2022 – Reports
As part of our ongoing efforts to support the climate finance ecosystem, Unitus Capital, reached out to 200+ investors to survey their outlook on the sector. We have summarized our findings into a report, to give context on the type of investors operating in this space, their focus areas in climate action, along with the opportunities and challenges they see.Download >
The State of Climate Finance in India 2022
February 8, 2022 – Reports
In this annual ‘state of the climate finance’ report, we talk about the progress in India’s climate goals and investments in 2021 and set out emission and investment targets for 2030. Also in the report, our top 10 ideas on which climate action segments and financial structures will take off this year.Download >
Abstract on Priority Sector Lending
January 21, 2022 – Reports
Priority Sector refers to those sectors that the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India consider crucial for India’s inclusive development. Assigning priority to these sectors over others ensures better credit penetration and timely financing solutions.
In this report, UC has attempted to condense those guidelines relevant for Indian Commercial Banks. Happy reading!
Ummeed Series E INR 270 cr Investment
September 28, 2021 – Reports
Ummeed Housing Finance Private Limited (UHFPL) raises INR 270 crores of\nEquity Capital from Norwest Venture Partners and existing investor Morgan\nStanley Private Equity AsiaDownload >
Exit Report 2021
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Priority Sector Lending
September 16, 2020 – Reports
Early September, RBI came out with “Master Directions” for Priority Sector Lending (PSL) as an update from the previous guidelines issued in 2015. The document contains revised aspects of each of the 8 sectors that fall under PSL. Unitus is presenting a memo analysing the changes and draw a comparison between the 2015 and 2020 guidelines.Download >
Open Credit Enablement Network (OCEN)
September 14, 2020 – Reports
Open Credit Enablement Network (OCEN), the new credit protocol infrastructure will be launched later this month through the “Sahay“ app. Unitus Capital has prepared a memo to present a birds eye-view on its mechanism.Download >
EdTech Survey 2020
August 25, 2020 – Reports
Presentation with the survey responses collated and our observations.Download >
August 3, 2020 – Reports
You can use the link below to access the education report published during Prabhav 2018 organized by the Impact Investors Council.Download >
IIC Impact Space Report June 2017
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Unitus Capital Exit Report
June 8, 2017 – Reports
Unitus Capital is delighted to share this groundbreaking report detailing the investor exits we have facilitated from impact businesses. The report provides data from 32 shareholder exits with a median IRR of 41% and median exit multiple of 6.5x. These returnsare significantly higher than those typically accomplished by top VC and PE funds. This data supports our long held thesis that investments in impactful businesses should outperform traditional financial investments given: 1) the pent-up demand for essential products and services from underserved populations and 2) the ability of businesses to scale by targeting the massive bottom of the pyramid market.Download >
Impact Investing in India – Exits and Financial Performance
April 5, 2017 – Reports
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India Impact Equity Investment Report Q2 2014
October 22, 2016 – Reports
Welcome to our quarterly impact equity investment reports which track private equity transaction activity for impact investing in India. Through these reports, our intention is to help share knowledge and be a helpful resource for private equity investors and impact businesses seeking to expand their operations and impact on the BoP in India. Our previous report provided insights on the trends we had observed as active day-to-day participants in this market through the first quarter of 2014, and this report continues with the same focus on impact investment activity in the second quarter of 2014.
In Q1 2014, impact investments were a vital contributor to transaction volume, comprising 31% of the volume of overall private equity and venture capital transactions in India. In Q2 2014, this number dipped with 19 impact equity investment deals, 21% of total reported deal volume, but still equaling the number of 19 impact deals in Q2 2014.
Some of the key trends in impact equity investing in Q2 2014 included:
A continuing trend of most investments in seed and early-stage impact businesses was observed, reflecting the youth of this sector; BFSI sector got back on the top with 5 transactions in Q2 2014 equaling their record in Q2 2013. The financial services sector picked up with 4 deals in Q2 2014 from 1 deal in Q2 2013, and was still among the leaders.
Weakening in the Renewable Energy sector with 2 transactions closed in Q2 2014 compared to 4 in Q2 2013. Strong growth in IT & ITES sector with 3 deals in Q2 2014 compared to none in Q2 2013.
This quarter saw a downward turn in the number of impact investors in the from 14 (Q2 2013) to 11(Q2 2014), but an upsurge from mainstream India-dedicated investors from 2 (Q2 2013) to 6 (Q2 2014); Some recent exits like Aavishkar’s first fund getting a full exit from Milk Mantra, have attracted an even greater investment interest in the impact investing sector from non impact investors.
We remain positive on impact equity investments this year, and third quarter should see increased investments in the wake of a new government, perceived to be more corporate and investment friendly. The new budget proves government’s support to investors and entrepreneurs Access the full report here: India Impact Equity Investment Report Q2 2014