NIIF announces INR 207 crore commitment to Amicus Capital

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NIIF announces INR 207 crore (~USD 25 mn) commitment to Amicus Capital. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (“NIIF”) has announced a commitment of INR 207 crores (~USD 25 million) from NIIF Fund of Funds – I, the first fund under its Private Markets business (“PMF-I”) to Amicus Capital Partners India Fund II (“Amicus Capital Fund II”).

With a target size of USD 200 million, Amicus Capital Fund II expects to support businesses that leverage technology to scale, early in their growth journey, across sectors such as speciality manufacturing, technology & business services, healthcare, financial services and other sectors.

Founded in 2016, Amicus Capital is an emerging fund manager with a strong track record in the early growth segment. PMF-I backs established and emerging fund managers who have demonstrated a strong track record, an institutional mindset and a commitment to follow high standards of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices in their business.

With the commitment to Amicus Capital Fund II, PMF-I has utilised 100% of its aggregate capital commitments and has created a portfolio of eight complementary funds across various strategies such as growth equity, venture capital, buyout and credit. Investing through sector-focused funds and multi-sector funds, PMF-I has exposure to key sectors that drive the growth of the Indian economy including climate, healthcare, affordable housing, manufacturing, technology-enabled businesses, start-ups that drive innovation, financial services, and small and medium-sized businesses.

Anand Unnikrishnan, Managing Partner – Private Markets, NIIF, said, “We are delighted to partner with Amicus Capital, underscoring our commitment to backing high-performing fund managers who are executing a well-defined investment strategy in a disciplined manner with a strong team. We believe that the Amicus Capital team has the potential to deliver high returns while driving development in India through their investments and look forward to a successful partnership.”

Mahesh Parasuraman, Partner and Co-founder, Amicus Capital, said “We are excited to welcome NIIF as an investor to our Fund II. Their commitment emphasises confidence in our strategy and the team. NIIF’s backing, at this juncture, as amongst the largest investors in Amicus Capital Fund II is expected to further enhance our fundraising momentum. Including NIIF’s commitment, our second fund has raised USD 171 million (~INR 1,415 crore) as of today. NIIF’s expertise and network will be invaluable as we continue to identify and support promising businesses early in their growth cycle.”

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