Monday, June 18, 2007

NEA-IndoUS Ventures Fund invests in ISGN Technologies

ISGN Technologies Ltd, a software services firm servicing US funding from mortgage customers, has received $25 million (Rs102.5 crore) venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and an affiliate NEA-IndoUS Ventures Fund, a firm controlled by Vinod Dham, a former engineer who was part of the Intel team that designed the first Pentium chip.

The NEA firms declined to disclose financial terms but said they will pick up equity between 10% and 30% at ISGN. ISGN will use the investment to set up new offices and finance sales and marketing. The revenues of ISGN, backed by India’s K.K. Birla group of companies, as on March 2007 were $30 million. K.K. Birla is the chairman of HT Media Ltd

Firms from the outsourcing industry have attracted significant Private equity interest. Early this year, Adventity, a back office firm specialising in financial services, announced its first round of funding of $20 million from an investment to fund its domestic and oversees group led by Norwest Venture Partners expansion plans.

New Delhi-based Global Vantedge, that had carved a niche in the insurance recovery industry got strategic funding of around $8 million from private equity firm ChrysCapital in 2002, and was acquired by an Essar group call centre company in February 2007.

Indecomm Global Services Ltd, which provides financial services to its clients, received $5 million funding from West Bridge Capital Partners and Acer Venture Capital in 2003.

Source: Mint

1 comment:

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