NIBL Ace Capital Limited (“NIBL Ace”), a leading investment bank in Nepal, today announced that Mr. Shivanth Bahadur Pande, Chief Executive Officer of NIBL Ace, and Mr. Amun Thapa, founder of Sastodeal, has signed a definitive investment agreement on 05 December 2022.
This investment from NIBL Ace will pave the way for Sastodeal to become a profitable entity and take on a path to IPO. Shivanth Bahadur Pande, CEO, NIBL Ace, said: “Like India and other markets in the world, eCommerce has a big potential to disrupt markets and Sastodeal with its 10 years of history has shown its capability to become that player. It has withstood many challenges and as a pioneering brand has built the eCommerce industry in Nepal. Recently Sastodeal has entered into various agreements with e-commerce counterparties internationally which we believe with help bolster its product offerings and sales. We are delighted to partner as an investor in boosting Sastodeal’s mission.”
Amun Thapa, Founder & CEO, Sastodeal, said: “We are extremely happy to announce this partnership and onboard a reputed institution as NIBL Ace. NIBL’s network across Nepal, its expertise in banking, payments, technology, and capital infusion will greatly strengthen Sastodeal. Along with our other marquee investors – Dolma Impact Fund, Ramesh Corp, ICTC Group and IME Group, and now NIBL Ace, Sastodeal is on a mission to become a household brand in Nepal and cross-border.”
Tim Gocher, Founder & CEO, Dolma Impact Fund, said: “NIBL Ace’s investment not only highlights the exciting prospects of Sastodeal, but also the strength of the Nepali investment ecosystem to support growth in local champions. We welcome NIBL Ace alongside existing shareholders and the impressive management team at Sastodeal.”