A $23 bn manager is betting on India's struggling real estate sector

Developers in India are struggling as loans become harder to get from non-bank lenders whose own funding is drying up

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A Bahrain-based investment manager wants to fill a vacuum in lending to Indian property developers that have $18 billion of debt to repay, aiming to capitalise on a credit crunch that’s narrowed their borrowing options. Investcorp Bank BSC, which manages about $23 billion of assets, plans to provide structured lending to developers faced with borrowing constraints, Executive Chairman Mohammed Mahfoodh Alardhi said in an interview in Mumbai. The company started its India operations in January after acquiring the private equity and real estate funds of IDFC Alternatives ...