Nexus India which is a subsidiary of Nexus Venture Partners – a venture capitalist firm with more than $320 million under management, has invested Rs 10 crore in Sohan Lal Commodity Management (http://slc-india.com), an agri-commodity logistics and procurement company based in Delhi.
Sohan Lal Commodity Management provides agricultural commodity warehouse management and procurement solutions to farmers, traders,food processors,commodity exchanges and government organizations across more than 50 locations in India. On it’s website the company claims to have handled over Rs 5,000 crore worth of agricultural commodities consisting of grains, oilseeds, pulses and spices in the last year.
The agriculture supply chain in India is currently very inefficient and leads to a huge loss of agricultural commodities throughout India due to lack of proper storage and infrastructure. The sector has a huge potential for innovation and the Government of India has provided financial incentives for entrepreneurs to transform the sector.
This is the second agricultre commodity related transaction for Nexus India which had in 2008 invested between INR 10-20 Crore in Suminter India Organics (http://www.suminterindiaorganics.com) an organic farming firm.