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Online Lending Platforms: Disrupting Traditional NBFCs

In the recent past, a host of online lending platforms have been launched. These platforms are providing even greater access to financing for people who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria to raise debt from traditional banking channels. In this article, we provide a brief overview of what these platforms are and how they are disrupting the traditional non-banking financial sector, especially with the recent RBI notification by which online lending platforms will be considered NBFCs.

The Evolution of the SME Exchange

In the previous post on SME Exchanges, we had given you an overview of SME listing and how it differs from the Main Board. In this article, we will discuss how the SME Exchange has evolved into a major platform for SMEs to access finance in just a little over 5 years. We have looked at increased issue size, increase in the number of IPOs, the positive experience of SMEs who have listed and how investor interest has grown. We have also briefly touched upon some of the challenges and the way forward for SME Exchanges in India.

The SME Exchange: A Primer

Introduction Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Indian economy and contribute to 45% of the industrial output, 40% of India’s exports and employ 69 million people. They operate in both traditional sectors like manufacturing and modern sectors like IT. Recognizing the special role of SMEs in the India growth story, the Prime Minister’s Task Force recommended setting up a dedicated stock exchange for SMEs in 2010. Subsequently, SEBI issued a circular which laid down the framework for this stock exchange and the SME Exchange was finally launched in March 2012. In this article, we will give...
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Valuation: Popular Methods (Part 2)

In this 2-part series, we will walk you through the importance and process of valuations. In the first part, you learned what valuation is and why it is important. In part 2, we will give you a brief overview of two of the most popular methods used to value a company. Methods of Valuation Merchant bankers employ a host of different methods to value companies. Two of the most popular valuation methods are Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and the Market Approach. Discounted Cash Flow: Discounted Cash Flow or DCF is a method used to evaluate how attractive an investment opportunity....
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Valuation: Why and When You Should Have Your Business Valued. (Part 1)

In this 2-part series, we will walk you through the importance and process of valuations. In the first part, you will learn what valuation is and why it is important. You will also gain insight into the situations where you should consider approaching a merchant banker for a valuation report of your business. In part 2, we will give you a brief overview of two of the most popular methods used to value a company. Let’s begin with the basics in Part 1. What is valuation Valuation is the process of determining the worth of an asset or company. Essentially,...
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