New India Investment Corp. (NIIC), a subsidiary of Gravitas Financial Inc., is a special purpose vehicle created to invest directly in Indian opportunities. NIIC’s focus is to generate long-term capital appreciation by leveraging our local knowledge and global investment experience. We align ourselves with companies that have a talented management team dedicated to building stakeholder value. Our goal is to act as a catalyst; taking a strategic role in our investee companies, maximizing their growth potential and creating industry-leading businesses.
Our network spans from North America to India and cuts across numerous areas and sectors, with key members of our team having firsthand experience doing business in India. Our local knowledge allows us to navigate the country’s complex but lucrative business landscape, giving us a unique ability to identify high-growth projects not available to most international investors.
We don’t just provide capital, we enhance the value of dollars invested in ventures we get involved with. Every dollar we invest can bring multiple times leverage via our capital markets expertise, strong network and our ability to attract other investors to our investee companies.
We focus on finding opportunities overlooked by others. While we expect the Indian stock market to outperform North American equities, we feel the highest returns come from deals not in the public markets. As a result, we have a natural tendency towards small-cap companies and pre-IPO opportunities.
We look to stack the odds in our favour by investing early in well managed companies, in growing industries, all while getting the natural lift of one of the fastest growing economies in the world. We get to know our portfolio companies intimately, take concentrated positions and leverage our network to help management reach and hopefully exceed their goals.
We also spend considerable time in India, meeting with company management, understanding market dynamics, sourcing opportunities and forging connections. Accurate, first-hand, actionable intelligence from a reliable network of in-country experts is one of our biggest advantages.
We are affiliated and working with a number of key organizations in Canada and India, including the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, the Bombay Stock Exchange, Ryerson Futures and Zone Startups. We are excited by the opportunity to work with Zone, a technology accelerator, created through the collaboration of the Bombay Stock Exchange and Ryerson Futures Inc. It is located in Mumbai and houses 30 startups. These relationships provide NIIC and its investors with access to a unique pipeline of high-quality deal flow. We leverage our network to source the most lucrative Indian opportunities for investors. Our strong presence in North America enables us to provide value-added assistance to investee companies from India that are looking to establish a presence in North America.
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