Capitec Invests in European Online Lender Creamfinance

South African bank Capitec could be acquiring up to 49% of European online lender Creamfinance; the bank has structured an investment deal with three tranches totaling 21 million euros ($22.81 million) and an additional financing round which could include an additional 5.4 million euros ($5.9 million) if shareholders choose to sell an additional 9% stake in the company; Creamfinance provides online consumer loans in six global markets: Poland, Latvia, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Mexico and Denmark; Capitec says it has been analyzing international investments and sees Creamfinance as a good fit because of its business model and specifically its technology-driven approach.  Source

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