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Exclusive: Education-focused NBFC Auxilo secures $6 Mn debt


Education-focused NBFC Auxilo has raised Rs 50 crore (approximately $6 million) in non-convertible debt from AK Capital Finance. This marks the first fundraise of the Mumbai-based company in 2024.

The board at Auxilo has approved the allotment of 5,000 non-convertible debentures (NCDs) at an issue price of Rs 1,00,000 each for a consideration of Rs 50 crore, the company’s regulatory filings with the Registrar of Companies show.

The offer also includes an option for an additional subscription (green shoe option) of Rs 25 crore which will take the total to Rs 75 crore.

Established in 2017, Auxilo offers student loans for pursuing education within India or abroad. It also extends loans to educational institutions for infrastructure and working capital requirements. 

Auxilo has raised over $100 million across equity and debt since its inception and it competes with well-funded firms such as Grayquest, Avanse Financial, Financepeer, Propelld, Leap Finance, and Eduvanz.

In July last year, Auxilo scooped Rs 470 crore in a funding round led by Tata Capital. As per the startup intelligence platform TheKredible, the company raised that capital at a post-money valuation of around $250 million.

Post-allotment of the round, Tata Capital owns 10.58% shares in the company while ICICI Bank has a 9.34% stake. For a complete shareholding pattern, visit here.

Auxilo’s revenue from operations grew 2X to Rs 178 crore in FY23 from Rs 87 crore in FY22 (the revenue includes net gain on fair value worth Rs 4.4 crore in FY23 and Rs 1.4 crore in FY22). It primarily makes money through processing fees, interest received on loan disbursements and commissions.

As per TheKredible, the company’s profits also surged two-fold to Rs 25.7 crore during the year from Rs 12.4 crore in FY22.

As of July 2023, Auxilo claims to have funded over 7,500 students across over 900 universities in over 25 countries. 

During FY22, the company’s loan book (asset under management) stood at Rs 769 crore comprising education loans of Rs 605.70 crore (78.73%) and institute loans worth Rs 163.60 crore (21.27%). While the company did not provide the breakup for FY23, its loan book stood at Rs 1,691 crore in the previous fiscal year.

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