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First Mutual Fund Investment in Microfinance in India

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A recent micro-loan securitisation, completed by IFMR Capital (presently known as Northern Arc Capital) and Equitas Micro Finance, has enabled the first ever mutual fund investment into the Indian microfinance sector. The Rs. 480 million ($10.4 million) transaction is backed by over 55,000 micro-loans originated by Equitas Micro Finance, a Chennai-based microfinance institution with approximately 700,000 low-income clients. The transaction was structured by IFMR Capital, which operates as a financial guarantee company for sectors impacting low-income households, and which co-invested in the junior tranche of the securitisation.

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