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TORONTO, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Gravitas Financial Inc. (CSE: GFI) ("Gravitas"), is pleased to announce that through its wholly owned subsidiary New India Investment Corp ("NIIC"), it has made a strategic investment into Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as Innoviti Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) ("Innoviti"), a fast growing payments solutions company in India. NIIC co-invested with Catamaran Ventures ("Catamaran"), the family office of Mr. Narayana Murthy, co-founder and former CEO of Infosys Ltd., which invests in growing companies in India and overseas.
Innoviti's technology platform facilitates real-time processing and distribution of credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The platform today serves a marquee base of merchants including Reliance, Titan, Indigo, Yatra, Walmart, Sikkim Manipal University and several others. Leading banks such as HDFC, ICICI, Axis, SBI, Standard Chartered, Kotak, Citibank and NBFCs such as Bajaj Finance and others use the platform to distribute loans to customers of these merchants.
"We are very excited to be a part of the growth story Innoviti presents. The payment solutions space in India is a great place to be and has tremendous scope to grow across many fronts. Innoviti is one of the leaders in this space and we were attracted to its robust payments platform." said Vikas Ranjan, President of NIIC.
The investment coincided with the Gravitas Cross Cultural Connections event held on Monday July 20th. This event brought together some of the leading business and political leaders interested in exploring capital market opportunities between India and Canada. Many notable guests attended including the Chief Guest, Mr. Ashish Chauhan, CEO of the Bombay Stock Exchange, which is the largest stock exchange in the world by number of companies. Ashish has received numerous awards including being ranked as the "best CEO in the financial markets in the Asia Pacific by the Asian Banker". Mr. Ranjan opened the event with an introduction to the chief guest and provided insights into New India Investment Corp's future plans and growth potential.
For coverage of the event please see the following link: http://bit.ly/1KpC2HU
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About New India Investment Corp.
NIIC is a special purpose vehicle created to invest directly in Indian opportunities. NIIC is a 100% subsidiary of Gravitas and its goal is to generate long-term capital appreciation by leveraging our local knowledge and global investment experience. It will seek to make investments in selective companies in India that have a talented management team dedicated to building shareholder value. The longer term goal for the Company is to launch an India focused fund, which will invest in growth stage public and private companies.
About Gravitas Financial Inc.
Gravitas is a diversified financial services and merchant banking firm that has an active presence in fast growing international regions including China, India and the Middle East. Gravitas creates shareholder value through strategic acquisitions of high quality and well-managed financial and capital market services companies. Gravitas leverages the public company platform and enhanced access to capital to grow our business and to provide new and enhanced solutions to our clients.
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For further information: Vikas Ranjan, 416 605 7024, [email protected]