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Edelweiss Looks To Raise Rs 2,000 Crore For Stressed Assets

Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors, a subsidiary of the Edelweiss group, today said it plans to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore through an onshore fund to invest in stressed and distressed assets.

This EISAF II Onshore Fund, which is part of a Singapore-based global fund, EISAF II, will include Rs 1,000 crore green shoe option.

“The fund's investment mandate is centered around acquisition of non-performing debt from banks or financial institutions, funding companies for debt settlements, working capital financing and acquisition of stressed companies going through insolvency proceedings under the National Company Law Tribunal,” Edelweiss Group Chief Executive-Global Wealth and Asset Management, Nitin Jain, said in a release.

The fund will focus on assets with established infrastructure, viable business models and cash flow generation potential, its manager Amit Agarwal said.

Edelweiss group's asset reconstruction company has an asset under management of over Rs 44,100 crore.