Mergers & Acquisitions
Consumer, FIG & Business Services
Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire 90% of Adani
Capital and Adani Housing. The transaction will buy out 100% of the Adani family’s private investments in the company,
with Gaurav Gupta fully rolling his stake in the company and continuing to serve as MD and CEO. Bain Capital has also
committed USD 120 million in primary capital to facilitate the company’s ongoing growth. Further, Bain Capital is also
immediately making available a liquidity line of USD 50 million in the form of Non-Convertible Debentures.
The transaction is intended to position the leading non-bank financial institution as a standalone company to drive
expanded lending to underserved MSME, agriculture, and affordable housing segments and is expected to close in
Q4 2023, pending necessary regulatory and market approvals.
Avendus Capital was the exclusive financial advisor to Adani Capital, Adani Housing Finance and their shareholders
on this transaction.
Anshul Agarwal, Managing Director and Co-head, Consumer, Financial Institutions Group & Business Services
Investment Banking, Avendus Capital said, “We are delighted to partner with Gaurav and the team on this important
transaction. This transaction reiterates the confidence of Private Equity investors in high-quality retail NBFCs in India.
It is also a testament to the superlative distribution, underwriting and collections expertise, built by Adani Capital. We
are confident this partnership will propel the Company on its next phase of growth.”
Entrepreneurialism and growing consumption rates across India are driving a significant increase in the volume of
MSMEs, which now constitute an important segment of the Indian economy, contributing approximately 30% of its
gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. Despite their potential,
only 10% of MSMEs in India have access to a formal source of credit to support growth aspirations, particularly more
acute in rural areas. Adani Capital was founded in 2017 to democratize access to affordable, convenient lending
solutions and support the next generation of MSMEs and entrepreneurs in India. To realize that vision, Adani Capital has built an AUM of nearly USD 500 million, a network spanning more than 170 branches across eight states, and a
team of over 2,500 professionals who expound its “customer-first” culture.
Avendus Group is a leading financial services firm with presence in the areas of Investment Banking, Institutional
Equities, Wealth Management, Credit Solutions and Asset Management. Established in 1999 in Mumbai, India,
Avendus is today present in 11 cities across India, US, UK and Singapore. Avendus partners with the Indian
entrepreneur ecosystem to provide differentiated solutions that enable clients to meet their strategic aspirations.
Avendus Capital, the investment banking arm, is consistently ranked among the top investment banks in the country
on the back of its in-depth domain understanding and a best in the class track record of domestic and cross-border
transactions. Avendus’ wide range of clients is testimony to its ability to serve its corporates throughout their life cycle
– from growth stage funding to large-sized transactions and M&A advisory.
Avendus Capital Inc located in New York is an Avendus Group entity offering M&A and Private Equity syndication
services to clients in the US.
For more information, please visit www.avendus.com