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GSG honors Intellecap as “Impact Market Builder of the Year 2017”

We are privileged to announce that the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment or GSG, an independent multilateral catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship recently announced Intellecap as the Impact Market Builder of the Year 2017, for our pioneering work in creating innovative business solutions dedicated to the development sector and for sustainable enterprises.

Investment Banking Group advises Collateral Medical in raising USD 3.5 Mn investment from Carpediem Capital

Intellecap’s Investment Banking Group exclusively advised Collateral Medical in raising USD 3.5 Million investment from Carpediem Capital and helped close the deal. Speaking about this Gagandeep Bakshi, Head, Investment Banking, Intellecap said, “Collateral Medical has created a capital efficient distribution model that has resulted in price transparency and efficient outreach in Tier II and III cities. They have also managed customer stickiness and retention by providing after sales service.

Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group raises USD 25 million from Triodos Investment Management and Shell Foundation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017: The Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, a pioneer in impact investing and an instrumental entity of the impact investing ecosystem globally, today announced raising an equity round of USD $25 million led by Triodos Investment Management, the investment arm of European lender Triodos Bank, and Shell Foundation, an independent charity established by the Shell Group. Triodos has invested USD 15 million while Shell has contributed USD 10 million of the total capital raised.

Sweet Truth: Non Communicable Diseases, firmly entrenched in Emerging Markets

1. Non Communicable Diseases Impacting Economic Growth
Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) is a leading cause of death and ill health in high income countries. It is no surprise that NCD prevalence is now rising in the rest of the world, where the burden of communicable diseases is largely on the growing middle aged population, rapidly aging population, and development and lifestyle changes due to social and economic globalization are increasing exposure to risk factors such as obesity, smoking, and pollution.

Intellecap-USAID Collaboration for Impact Facility presented at ANDE Sector Update

Intellecap has recently launched its Collaboration for Impact Facility together with USAID’s Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) to build a market infrastructure and facilitate impactful collaborations between corporates and small and growing businesses that aim to target low income consumers in East Africa.

Swarna Pragati raises Series B capital from Zephyr Peacock and Omidyar Network

Existing Investor Aavishkaar Goodwell II also participates in the round

Swarna Pragati Housing Microfinance Private Ltd., India’s first housing microfinance institution, has raised Series B funding from the Bangalore based private equity fund Zephyr Peacock and Pierre Omidyar’s Omidyar Network. The transaction also involved a follow-on investment by Aavishkaar Goodwell II, an existing investor in the Company and participation from I3N (Intellecap Impact Investment Network) and select high-profile HNIs. Intellecap was the exclusive advisor to Swarna Pragati on this transaction.

IntelleCash Microfinance takes controlling stakes in Arohan signalling a trend towards consolidation in the industry

The INR 20,000 Cr plus Indian Microfinance industry has witnessed contrasting fortunes over the last two years. The new regulatory framework proposed by Reserve Bank of India in 2011 has brought in clarity to the sector, and strong advocacy by network institutions such as MFIN has established strong infrastructure for building a responsible and resilient Microfinance sector.

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