Kotak Mahindra Bank to by 10% stake in KFin Technologies for Rs 310 crore

Kotak Mahindra Bank to by 10% stake in KFin Technologies for Rs 310 crore

NEW DELHI: Kotak Mahindra Bank on Monday said it is buying about 9.9 per cent stake in KFin Technologies, a leading investor and issuer servicing platform. The lender will purchase the stake for Rs 310 crore.

KFin Tech provides a wide array of financial technology solutions across a broad spectrum of asset classes spanning mutual funds, alternatives, insurance, and pension. It has been growing its market share in the mutual fund servicing segment.

“As a platform of choice for asset managers, investors and corporates, we believe KFin is well-positioned to continue growing its market position. At Kotak Mahindra Bank, this investment is in line with our stated strategy of making minority investments in businesses which are professionally managed and have deep client entrenchment,” said Dipak Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank.

KFin’s proprietary applications, big data technologies and hybrid cloud environment enable servicing of over 13 crore folios and processing of over 10 lakh transactions on a daily basis.

“KFin Tech is uniquely positioned to leverage its decades of deep capital markets expertise to deliver a differentiated value proposition to the financial markets in India and abroad. Kotak Mahindra Bank’s investment is testimony to the same,” said MV Nair, Chairman, KFin Technologies.

“With Kotak Mahindra Bank’s support, along with the continued support of General Atlantic, an existing shareholder of KFin, we shall be able to achieve greater heights in our technology, business processes, leadership depth and governance.”

Source: Economic Times

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