Janalakshmi MFI To Raise R50Cr, Lok Capital May Exit
by Charmi Gutka
Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt Ltd is planning to raise upto R50Cr from PE investors. This deal will provide an exit route to Lok Capital, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and Bellwether Microfinance Fund who funded the company when it was set up in 2007.
It also has plans to raise additional capital of R80Cr to R100Cr in 2012-13 in order to achieve its planned scale of business operations.
UltraTech Cement Ltd. which was trying to buy the cements business from Jaiprakash Associates Ltd in a $2.3 billion deal, has met some road blocks as the debt ridden Jaypee Group has been unable to meet certain financial commitments including clearing statutory dues and providing working capital for the plants under review.