We provide funding against minority equity stakes. We do not seek to own, control, or operate businesses we invest in. On the contrary, we partner with entrepreneurs who can deliver business growth on their own but need partners to move up a gear.
Mutual Success & Teamwork
Our track record is built on aligned incentives, shared values and a solid corporate governance framework. We promote collaboration with portfolio businesses and work as a team to support and empower entrepreneurs.
Clear Exit Routes
Our holding period typically varies between 3 and 7 years. We have a clear exit strategy which consists of selling our shares either to the founders, the company itself, other investors, or a combination of those.
Our investment criteria include the following:
Stage and sector
We invest in SMEs and other entrepreneurial endeavours regardless of their stage and sector.
We partner with experienced, down-to-earth and highly ambitious entrepreneurs with a proven track record.
We have a clear preference for innovative business models and breakthrough product offerings that are likely to thrive in tomorrow’s economy.
We invest in businesses capable of reaching a critical scale over a 3 to 7 year period and to sustain growth through repeatable business.
We favour business models with high incremental margins which can improve profitably as the company gains scale.
We look for entrepreneurs with the ambition to create desirable assets that hold real value to investors beyond our investment horizon.
Flexible Investment Options
We invest up to Rs 10m in early-stage companies, and up to Rs 30m in already established businesses that are looking for partners to scale up.
Extensive Support Capabilities
We bring fresh energy, business development initiatives, complementary expertise, resources and an extensive business network.
We also facilitate interactions and collaboration with companies within the larger IBL Group.
Visibility and Backing
We help you increase the visibility of your brand both within and outside our network to ensure you can grow in your ecosystem.