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Big Deal: How special situation funds can help provide capital during COVID-19 crisis

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As the global crisis situation really deepens and the Indian lockdown really continues the companies are expected to be in deeper trouble and stressed assets are also expected to loom large. Now at a time when the banks as well as the NBFCs could be saddled with huge amount of asset quality deterioration there needs to be more forms of funding’s and investors coming in to really help these ailing companies. The specialised area or the pocket of investors for stress funds which is a special situation funds could really play a big role in that.

As the global crisis situation deepens and the Indian lockdown continues, companies are expected to be in deeper trouble and stressed assets are also expected to loom large.
Now at a time when the banks as well as the NBFCs could be saddled with a huge amount of asset quality deterioration, there needs to be more forms of funding.
A specialised area, or the pocket of investors known as stress funds, which also fall under the broad ambit of special situation funds, could play a big role here.
CNBC-TV18’s Nisha Poddar talked to Venkat Ramaswamy, VC of Edelweiss Financial Services and Srini Sriniwasan, MD of Kotak Alternate Assets, who are focused on this business.