Aavishkaar Group Scoops up $37 Million in Fresh Financing From FMO
By Biswarup Gooptu
Aavishkaar Group, one of the world’s largest impact investors, has raised $37 million (about Rs 262 crore) in fresh financing from Dutch development finance institution FMO, as the Mumbai-based social capital investor looks to push further into Africa and Southeast Asia.
“We are in the third phase of our consolidation, where we have invited FMO to join as a shareholder in the group, right at the top. This will be a minority stake – about 10%,” Vineet Rai, chief executive of Aavishkaar Group, told ET.
Aavishkaar, which currently manages assets of about $1 billion, received $32 million from Nuveen, the investment management arm of diversified financial services giant Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, in December last year. ET was the first to report this development.
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