By no stretch of imagination is Dhanvarsha Finvest Ltd a company to reckon with. Its revenue came in just under Rs 30 crore in 2020-21, while its net profits shrank 50%. Hardly the stuff to worry competitors or pop up on analysts’ radar.
Yet, it’s a company that has piqued the interest of many in the world of finance.
Last year, despite the pandemic, the Mumbai-based non-banking financial company, or NBFC, managed to raise more than Rs 100 crore in capital, 60% of it coming from foreign investors. It got big names like global investment bank Nomura to buy its stock from the open market, at a valuation more than five times the book value. It also managed to get lines of credit from banks that will ensure that it has enough funds to grant loans for the next 15 months at least.
To top it off, Dhanvarsha’s stock saw a dizzying run. Shares of the company shot up 700% in the last 12 months, taking its market capitalization to Rs 1,250 crore. This makes