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ACT Grants partners with Gates, Dell foundations to fight covid-19

MUMBAI, May 14 -- ACT Grants, a not-for-profit initiative started by venture capital (VC) firms and startup founders to fight covid-19, has received support from the Bill and Melinda Gates, Michael an... Read More


PE firms chase Indian API makers amid covid-19 disruptions

MUMBAI, May 12 -- Private equity (PE) investors are betting on Indian drug makers that manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), even as uncertainty over covid-19 has slowed down investmen... Read More


Sindhuja Microcredit raises $8.7 mn from NMI, Carpediem Capital

Mumbai, May 11 -- Digital micro-finance institution Sindhuja Microcredit, which offers small loans to self-employed women entrepreneurs in rural areas, on Monday said it has raised $8.7 million in Ser... Read More


Inability to hike rent, weak demand could lead to lower yields for office REITs

Mumbai, May 10 -- Commercial real estate investment trusts (REITs), which own and manage office real estate, are likely to suffer lower yields on deferment of new office leases and zero rent escalatio... Read More


Dharavi's first covid-19 hotspot Dr Baliga Nagar de-contained, more to follow

Mumbai, May 7 -- Dr Baliga Nagar, the first containment zone created in Mumbai's Dharavi on 1 April, has become free of the tag as the city's municipal body has not found any new case in the slum reha... Read More


Digital payments startup Mintoak raises $2 mn

MUMBAI, May 6 -- Merchant payment solutions startup, Mintoak, on Wednesday said it has raised $2 million in its pre-Series A round of fundraising led by Pravega Ventures, an early-stage venture capita... Read More


Covid-19 spurs global social bond issuance to all-time highs, says Moody

MUMBAI, May 5 -- The issuance of coronavirus-related social and sustainability bonds reached record-highs in the first quarter of calendar 2020 as multilateral development banks (MDBs) turned to these... Read More


Covid-19 spurs global social bond issuance to all-time highs, says Moody's

MUMBAI, May 5 -- The issuance of coronavirus-related social and sustainability bonds reached record-highs in the first quarter of calendar 2020 as multilateral development banks (MDBs) turned to these... Read More


Dry capital pipelines likely for PE funds as investors turn cautious

MUMBAI, May 5 -- Private equity (PE) firms in India, which were in the fundraising mode before the covid-19 outbreak, have been struggling to reach their targets as investors, also known as limited pa... Read More


Capital for PE funds seen drying up as investors turn cautious

MUMBAI, May 5 -- Private equity (PE) firms in India, which were in the fundraising mode before the covid-19 outbreak, have been struggling to reach their targets as investors, also known as limited pa... Read More