Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s bet on the insurance firm is part of his broader ambition in financial services industry.
The deal has been routed through Navi Technologies, formerly BAC Acquisitions which Bansal had founded along with IIT-Delhi batchmate Ankit Agarwal after selling stake in Flipkart in 2018.
Sources said Bansal has bought out the entire stake in the insurer, held by Kapil
Wadhawan-owned WGC. “Navi is actively scouting for opportunities in BFSI space,” a spokesperson for the company said when contacted . “Specifically, it is interested in the intersection of technology and financial services, where we believe technology can be harnessed to improve access and availability of financial services,” the spokesperson said.
DHFL General Insurance has about Rs 400 crore assets under management.
“Bansal wants to get a footing into the banking and financial services sector. There has been a lot of talk about him being keen on obtaining a banking licence and has been looking at opportunities in the asset management space,” a source said. Bansal’s move to step into the insurance sector comes on the back of Navi Technologies acquiring a majority stake in Chaitanya Rural Intermediation Development Services, which runs a microfinance platform. Having picked up more than 90% stake in Chaitanya, he took over as its chief executive last year.