The funding came from the UK investment holding firm TLG Capital.
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The investment was carried out via Africa Growth Impact Fund (AGIF), an investment vehicle managed by TLG Capital, and which targets SMEs in English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. Although the amount committed has not been disclosed, AGIF is known to make investments of between $ 1 million and $15 million.
FairMoney, which started operations in Nigeria in 2017 and extended to India in 2019, wants to “increase its portfolio while delivering services to financially excluded and underserved people,” according to Laurin Hainy, the company’s co-founder and director general.
Tiger Global Management, DST, Flourish Ventures, Newfund, and Speedinvest contributed $42 million in Series B funding to the financial institution that now includes TLG Capital as an investor.
Laurin Hainy, Matthieu Gendreau, and Nicolas Berthozat co-founded the digital bank, which began with mobile loans before expanding into savings and investment products.
FairMoney, which has over 5 million clients in Nigeria and India, was given quality issuer ratings (BBB / A3 / Stable) as well as long-term BBB (NG) and A3 (NG) short-term investment-grade ratings by the South African financial rating agency Global Credit Ratings due to its strong liquidity, resilient balance sheet, good underwriting practices, and strong growth trajectory (GCR).
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