Kolkata: Kolkata based NBFC-MFI Janakalyan Financial Services Private Limited on Monday said that it has received support from Bhubaneswar based investor M/s Sun Tech City Private Limited through equity infusion. M/s Sun Tech City Pvt. Ltd. has picked up 12% stake with an undisclosed amount.
Alok Biswas, MD & CEO, Janakalyan Financial Services Private Ltd, said, “The much needed equity capital raised will be used to expand our operations in new geography and will help much-needed financial access to women micro entrepreneurs for their livelihood.”
Talking about the capital, Alok Biswas said, “Capital will be used for investment in business processes, technology and human capital to improve productivity. Invest in technology solutions including analytics and cloud based process design will help to contain operating costs and credit quality. Investment in people for technology and distribution across different verticals, will also help Janakalyan to grow.”
Biswas added, “We are extremely grateful for the strong belief shown by Mr. Saroj Patnaik and M/s Sun Tech City Private Limited in our organisation through this equity participation especially at this critical juncture when debt capital also not flowing much in mid size MFIs, since pandemic. This sort of fresh capital infusion validates the business model of MFI, which will boost and re-foster investors’ confidence back in the sector.”
Janakalyan has been supported by SIDBI Venture Capital Limited with equity support in 2019 and this is second round of investment other than promoters, Mr. S K Mitra and Mr. Alok Biswas.