Vastu Housing Finance (Vastu) has closed a fund raise from Faering Capital, founded by Aditya Parekh and Sameer Shroff. The transaction is a secondary sale by funds managed by Multiples Alternate Asset Management and other shareholders of the company. According to the company, the transaction was valued at USD 30 million
According to Vastu, it has more than 40 lending relationships across leading public and private sector banks and leading financial institutions including National Housing Bank (NHB), State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Union Bank, HSBC and others. The company reported PAT (Profit After Tax) of Rs 285 crore in fiscal year 2023.
Sudhir Variyar, MD and Deputy CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management said, “We warmly welcome Faering Capital as shareholders of the company and look forward to working with them going forward. This marks another milestone in our partnership with Vastu, witnessing the evolution of a shared vision that has led to the establishment of an accomplished institution. Vastu’s growth mirrors Multiples’ commitment to fostering a long-lasting impact and driving profits with purpose.”
Sandeep Menon, Founder, MD and CEO, Vastu said, “We are happy to have Faering Capital join us as a valued partner. Aditya, Sameer and team have great domain knowledge in our industry and have been long-term supporters of Vastu. We look forward to having them as long-term shareholders.”
Aditya Parekh, Co-founder and Managing Director of Faering Capital said, “We are excited to partner with Sandeep and team and other shareholders in the Vastu journey. Housing finance and specifically affordable housing are multidecadal opportunities in India. Having tracked Vastu’s progress over the last few years, we are confident that the company is well on its way to build a highly profitable, large and respected institutional franchise focused on affordable housing finance.”
The company’s board of directors includes former RBI deputy governor Shyamala Gopinath, former global head of retail banking at Standard Chartered Bank, Viswanathan Ramachandran, former head of audit at KPMG, Natrajan Ramakrishna, former Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank, R S Reddy, former Managing Director of NIIT, Vijay Kumar as Independent Directors.
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