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Canadian fund plans to invest about Rs 1,800 crore in Edelweiss arm

CDPQ will now help with long-term strategy to build a strong credit portfolio

Abhijit Lele  |  Mumbai 

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Canadian pension fund manager will invest about Rs 1,800 crore ($250 million) in ECL Finance, the non-financial company of Group.

Private Equity Asia Pte, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDPQ, and Edelweisss Group signed the agreement, according to an statement released on Tuesday.

will now help with long-term strategy to build a strong credit portfolio. The focus will be on the retail segment, said the statement.

“The planned investment by CDPQ would contribute towards establishing a large and diversified credit platform in India. This proposed investment will close after customary regulatory approvals,” said the statement.

With new funds, ECL will be able to capitalise on opportunities in the credit market over the next three-four years, said the statement.

Deepak Mittal, managing director and chief executive officer, ECL Finance, said: “Credit has been our strength and we are well positioned to capitalise on the India opportunity.”

First Published: Wed, March 06 2019. 02:21 IST