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BlackSoil NBFC raises $12 Mn equity capital from existing backers


Alternative credit platform BlackSoil NBFC, the flagship arm of BlackSoil Group, has raised equity of Rs 100 crore ($12 million) from its existing Indian investors and family offices through a rights issue.

The capital injection will improve BlackSoil NBFC’s credit profile and boost its borrowing capabilities and growth, the company said in a press release.

BlackSoil is backed by investors and family offices of Allcargo Logistics, Navneet Education, Mahavir Agency, and Mathew Cyriac-led Florintree Advisors.

This latest funding also marks BlackSoil NBFC’s fourth capital infusion within eight years, bringing its total equity raise to approximately Rs 250 crore ($30 million). Additionally, it has secured debt financing of over Rs 1,700 crore (more than $200 million) from HNIs, banks et al.

BlackSoil provides alternative credit solutions to growth companies, financial institutions, NBFCs and MSMEs across sectors.

At the group level, BlackSoil has surpassed Rs 5,000 crore (over $600 million) disbursement across 214 deals by December 2023. Its portfolio includes ideaForge, Upstox, Bluestone, OYO, Udaan, Zetwerk, Spinny, Yatra, Dunzo, Purplle, Mobikwik and Cure Foods.

As per BlackSoil, its AUM grew around 30% year-on-year in 2023 and it deployed Rs 1650 crore (nearly $200 million) across 63 deals and exited from over 20 deals in the last year.

The firm also said that its portfolio companies collectively raised equity of $800 million in the last year while three of them including Yatra, ideaForge and Cellecor got listed on the stock exchange in 2023.

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