SREI was founded in 1989 and mainly provides leasing and hire purchase finance of heavy equipment for contractors in the infrastructure sector.

SREI, although not exclusively operating in the SME sector, has a large SME component in its clientele. SREI lends about 40 % of its financial means to medium sized enterprises, who find it difficult to access credit from the traditional banking sector.

SREI was one of BIO’s first investments back in 2002. The provision of a loan and the acquisition of company shares aimed at contributing to the further development of India’s infrastructure, by supporting one of the most efficient non-banking financial institutions in the country.

The €5 million loan was fully reimbursed in September 2012 and BIO has sold large part of its shares.

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  • Investment amount (€):

    EUR 7.4 million

    Leasing Company

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  • Nature of intervention :

    Deb & Equity

  • Development impacts :

    • 1 — infrastructure sector : participation from the private sector and foreign capital
    • 2 — development of solar energy