U GRO Capital recently announced it has raised USD 5 million through an ECB (external commercial borrowings) transaction with the EMF Microfinance Fund AgmvK (EMF). The MSME lender will be leveraging the funds to extend credit to India’s underserved business sections.
EMF was founded in 2008 as an instrument to catalyse access to capital where it is needed most and to promote financial inclusion to people in developing economies. Enabling Qapital (EQ), a Swiss impact-focused investment advisory and the exclusive advisor to EMF, acted as the chief facilitator for the funding round, it added in a statement.
Shachindra Nath, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, U GRO Capital said, “We share a common vision of financial inclusion with impact funding organisations such as EQ. The partnership furthers our purpose to serve India’s underserved business segments. Impact investors are critical funding partners to enable us bridge the enormous credit gap in India’s MSME sector. We will continue to leverage our technology and credit expertise to service MSMEs across the spectrum through our multi-channel distribution model.”
Chuck Olson, Managing Partner, Enabling Qapital further elaborated, “MSME Finance is a key driver for financial inclusion, and we are excited to partner with U GRO Capital in our endeavour to move money to meaning. We are confident that U GRO will enable us to positively impact the lives of MSME borrowers. The association will help strengthen our commitment towards greater financial inclusion in India.”