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Dhanvarsha Finvest raises Rs62.2 crore; Stock sheds over 1%

Backed by marquee global finance professionals, post fund infusion, the Dhanvarsha’s net-worth will increase to Rs~2.4 billion.

May 12, 2022 11:58 IST | India Infoline News Service
Dhanvarsha Finvest Limited, a tech-enabled MSME lender has raised a total of Rs62.2 crore, in a mix of equity and warrants led by Aviator Emerging Market Fund, and conversion of warrants by the Promoter Group and Management. Rs34.8 crore of equity and warrants is infused already, and the company will further benefit from realization of Rs27.4 crore upon conversion of warrants into equity over the next 18 months.

Backed by marquee global finance professionals, post fund infusion, the Dhanvarsha’s net-worth will increase to Rs~2.4 billion which will further enable it to empower small businesses through its extensive omni-channel distribution network.

This is the third round of capital infusion for Dhanvarsha since November 2020 showing growing confidence in the business from investors along with the promoter group and management. Since March 2020, the company’s business has scaled substantially with the loan book and net-worth increasing by over 8.3x and 7.7x, respectively.

Meanwhile, the active customer base has risen from 403 to over 34,000 customers in the last two years – translating to nearly 84 times growth. The fundraise will power the company’s expansion of product and services suite to better serve customers in the geographies it operates.

“Dhanvarsha is a catalyst to the growth journey of MSMEs by offering diverse and competitive credit solutions to address challenges around working capital and business expansion and in-turn promote financial inclusion. With our evolving ability to leverage technology and offline networks spanning Tier I, II & III cities, we effectively address gaps in the semi-urban MSME credit market. Taking advantage of our full-stack digital processes shortening the turnaround time, technology will power the next stage of growth for us.” Mr. Rohan Juneja, MD & CEO, Dhanvarsha, said in a statement.

Following this round of fundraise, Vincent Daniel, former partner at FrontPoint and co-founder of Seawolf Capital will join the board of DFL Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a 100% owned subsidiary of Dhanvarsha. Mr. Porter Collins, co-founder Seawolf Capital was already inducted to the Board of Dhanvarsha in July 2021.

Rakesh Sethi, Chairperson of Board stated “The Board is currently very well represented independent directors, placing immense value on independence, accountability, and good governance practices. The addition of Mr. Collins and Mr. Daniel adds to the acumen and diversity of Board to leverage technology and adapt global best practices in institution building. Through its prudent lending practices, innovative product offering and gender inclusion initiatives, building social capital and financial inclusion is core to Dhanvarsha.”

At around 12:00 PM, Dhanvarsha Finvest was trading at Rs85.60 per piece lower by 1.21% on the BSE.

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