Japanese financial services company Crowd Credit Inc has parntered with Singapore’s fintech firm Helicap Pte Ltd (Helicap) to pump $50 million into Southeast Asia for Japanese investors.

Helicap said in a statement on Tuesday that the duo have jointly announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on expanding investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.

Through this partnership between Crowd Credit and Helicap, both parties aim to expand opportunities for Japanese investors in Southeast Asian companies for growth and financial inclusion.

Crowd Credit will introduce potential investors in Japan to Helicap, aiming to raise funds with a target transaction volume of $50 million.

In return, Helicap, through its regulated subsidiaries, will facilitate investment opportunities and prospects in Southeast Asia to Crowd Credit for Japanese investors.

Under the MOU, Helicap, and its regulated subsidiaries, will leverage its expertise in Southeast Asia to facilitate introductions between potential borrowers in the region and Crowd Credit through its deal platform.

They will also assist Crowd Credit in building relationships with local financial institutions and regulatory bodies and provide Crowd Credit with access to its proprietary credit analytics platform.

Meanwhile, Crowd Credit will leverage its network in Japan to introduce potential Japanese investors to Helicap.

Crowd Credit will also raise funds from its investors for investment in Helicap’s offerings.

It will also assist Helicap in building relationships with Japanese financial institutions and regulatory bodies.

According to the statement, this is Helicap’s first collaboration in Japan and aims to provide Japanese investors with greater access to private investment opportunities in Southeast Asia, while allowing Helicap to broaden its investor base.

“We are very excited to partner with Crowd Credit to bring our unique investment opportunities to Japanese investors,

“I am honored to partner with Crowd Credit, bridging Japan and Southeast Asia,” said David Z Wang, Co-founder of Helicap.

According to him, this partnership will allow the firm to further expand its investor base and provide Japanese investors with access to a hugely growing market with stable returns.

Takeshi Shibuya, Representative Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Bankers Holding Co, said their strategic partnership represents an exceptional opportunity for their esteemed investors to tap into the vibrant growth potential of Southeast Asia.

“With unwavering confidence, we believe this collaboration will yield mutual benefits for both our stakeholders,” he added.

Since its establishment in 2018, Helicap has offered investment opportunities in Southeast Asia to accredited and institutional investors and has secured investments from prominent companies such as Credit Saison.

The firm is also backed by global asset management giants Tikehau Capital and PhillipCapital.

As a leading platform operator in Southeast Asia, Helicap has strategically focused its investments primarily on financial companies, leveraging its unique credit screening system and enhanced loan structure to deliver stable returns.

With partner offices strategically located in Kuala Lumpur, Paris, and Dubai in addition to its Singapore headquarters, Helicap has successfully raised over $300 million cumulatively from investors.

Crowd Credit is a Japanese financial services company that provides individual investors with private lending opportunities across the globe.

The company has a large customer base in Japan and offers a variety of investment products.

It also provides debt capital on a global basis to a variety of different sectors, including non-bank financial institutions, microfinance institutions, and renewable energy businesses through its online crowdfunding platform in Japan.

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