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Mumbai-headquartered law firm AZB & Partners has advised India's AU Small Finance Bank on its 44.11-billion-rupee ($529.8 million) acquisition of peer Fincare Small Finance Bank, which was represented by Anagram Partners.

The deal will enable AU Small Finance Bank to enter the microfinance space, Reuters reported, adding that more than half of Fincare's asset portfolio is made up of microfinance, or loans to low-income individuals or groups who typically find it tough to borrow funds from banks.

The AZB team was led by partners Ashwath Rau and Vipul Jain, while Shuva Mandal and Ankit Mishra led the Anagram team.

 

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