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Aditya Birla Capital Raises $48M Fund

Aditya Birla Capital Advisors, private-equity arm of the Aditya Birla Group, has raised 2.2 billion rupees ($48 million) in its second private equity fund, Reuters reported. The fund will take minority stakes primarily in unlisted, India-centric businesses in sunrise sectors such as lifestyle, life skills and education, life care and applied technologies, Reuters wrote.

(Reuters) – Aditya Birla Capital Advisors, the private-equity arm of the Aditya Birla Group, said on Wednesday it has raised 2.2 billion rupees ($48 million) in its second private equity fund that will invest in to proven business concepts across sectors that are in early stages of exponential growth.

This was the initial closing for the Aditya Birla Private Equity – Sunrise Fund, while it will continue to receive investments before its final closing shortly, it said, without clearly mentioning the timeline.

The fund has a mandate to buy minority stakes primarily in unlisted, India-centric businesses in sunrise sectors such as lifestyle, lifeskills and education, lifecare and applied technologies, it said in an emailed statement.

It has made its first investment of up to 400 million rupees in New Delhi-based SMS Paryavaran Ltd that is in the water and waste-water treatment sector, it added.

Aditya Birla Capital Advisors currently manages or advises funds worth 11 billion rupees ($238 million).

$1=46.16 Rupees

(Reporting by Ketan Bondre; Editing by Subhadip Sircar)