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Equity Participation in Fund Investing in India’s Growth Companies

  • Region: Asia
  • Manufacturing and Services
  • Equity Participations
NR/2010-64
February 24, 2011
  1. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; President & CEO: Hiroshi Watanabe)*1 signed on February 18 an agreement for equity participation in Tata Capital Growth Fund L.P. that will invest principally in Indian growth companies. The Fund will be managed by a Singaporean subsidiary of Tata Capital Limited*2 and Mizuho Securities Co., through a fund management company. JBIC will contribute 25 million US dollars to Tata Capital Growth Fund L.P.
     
  2. The Fund is a private equity fund investing principally in Indian growth companies that need funding and expertise for growth. In collaboration with Mizuho Securities Co., Japanese businesses will have opportunities to access Indian growth companies through the networks of Tata Capital Limited, the Tata network and the Mizuho Group. As a result, the Fund is expected to support Japanese business development in India, a country for which there are high expectations as a promising market as well as a production base. 
     
  3. Mizuho Securities Co. is expanding its international business primarily in growing markets in the Asian region. This Fund constitutes a part of this strategy. 
     
  4. JBIC has a policy of actively supporting funds in which Japanese firms perform a major role in management and investment decisions, thereby supporting Japanese firms in maintaining and improving their international competitiveness in this area.
     
Note
  1. *1 JBIC is the international wing of the Japan Finance Corporation (JFC; Governor: Shosaku Yasui).
  2. *2 Tata Capital Limited is a Non Banking Financial Company in India and a subsidiary of Tata Sons Limited, the apex holding company of the Tatas.
     

 

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