British International Investment

Faering Capital Fund III

IndiaSouth AsiaCommunications & IT servicesConsumer - HealthConsumer - other servicesFinancial servicesFood & Agriculture

Faering Capital Fund III aims to provide growth capital to mid-market companies in India in sectors such as financial services, consumer products and services, healthcare, and logistics to tap into the country’s consumer growth.

This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.

Our investment

Description of the investment.

In 2017, CDC invested $25 million into Faering Capital Fund III, alongside other DFIs and foreign institutional limited partners.

Faering Capital is targeting to raise $200 million to provide much-needed growth capital to mid-market companies in India.

Expected impact

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Fundraising for India’s private equity market has been difficult, and the sector is at a critical point in its development. Our investment will aim to help address the critical gap in the access to finance for mid-sized companies.

As well as patient capital to support their growth, the fund will provide strategic expertise and guidance to investee companies.

The Faering team has already invested in three companies, including Prataap Snacks, a packaged snacks company with a pan-Indian presence in semi-urban and rural markets; and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank, a micro-finance institution catering to lower income groups in urban and rural areas.

Environmental and social information

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Environmental and social summary

We will work closely with the fund manager to improve its existing ESMS, including hiring a dedicated environmental and social manager.

Reporting and Complaints Mechanism

The Reporting and Complaints Mechanism allows anyone outside BII to report alleged breaches of the business integrity or environmental and social provisions of BII’s Policy on Responsible Investing. This includes breaches made by BII, a BII investee, or a portfolio company of a fund in which BII has invested. The Reporting and Complaints Mechanism Rules are available here. Reports and complaints can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by mail. See more details on our Reporting and Complaints Mechanism here.

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    March 2024
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    South Asia

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    Communications & IT services, Consumer - Health, Consumer - other services, Financial services, Food & Agriculture

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    November 2017
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    Faering Capital Advisors LLP

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Investments made by this fund into companies:

For further information about these companies, visit

Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Anthem BioSciences – Viridy Tone India South Asia Consumer - Health June 2021 Active
BookMyForex India South Asia Communications & IT services February 2016 Active
Computer Age Management Services Private Limited India South Asia Financial services April 2019 Exited
Finova Capital Private Limited India South Asia Financial services March 2019 Active
FSN E-commerce Ventures India South Asia Consumer - other services November 2020 Exited
Go Digit India South Asia Financial services January 2020 Active
Max Bupa HI India South Asia Consumer - Health December 2019 Active
Prataap Snacks India South Asia Food & Agriculture June 2016 Active
Pureplay Skin Sciences India South Asia Consumer - other services November 2020 Active
Utkarsh Small Finance Bank India South Asia Financial services October 2017 Active
WheelsEMI India South Asia Financial services December 2018 Active

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