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EvolutionX Debt Capital Announces Investment in Atome Financial, part of Advance Intelligence Group (SEA’s leading fintech player in consumer financing, fraud and risk management and merchant services)

SINGAPORE, 25 June 2024Atome Financial, Southeast Asia’s leading digital financial technology platform and part of Advance Intelligence Group, has secured a three-year term loan facility from EvolutionX Debt Capital (“EvolutionX”) and is concurrently working with a syndicate of investors to fully utilise the accordion feature of the facility which can increase the total amount to up to US$100 million.

The new facility will drive expansion of the company’s profitable regional credit portfolio and support the  launch of new products such as savings, lending, insurance, and Atome Card (Pay Later Anywhere) in markets including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Atome Financial, which comprises Atome Buy-Now-Pay-Later (“BNPL”) and Kredit Pintar, a leading Indonesian leading digital lending platform, posted impressive business performance for FY2023 with operating income nearly doubling to US$170 million from the year before. A key success factor was the profitability of its BNPL business, driven by a 40% year-on-year surge in GMV to US$1.5 billion and 130% y-o-y growth in revenue, despite FY2023 being a period of capital market contraction and macroeconomic headwinds. The positive momentum carried into FY2024, with Atome Financial announcing in April that it had turned profitable in the first quarter of 2024.

Atome Financial is part of Singapore-headquartered Advance Intelligence Group, which is backed by top tier investors such as SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Warburg Pincus, Northstar and Singapore-based global investor EDBI.

Rahul Shah, Partner at EvolutionX, said: “We have been impressed by Atome Financial’s management team and support from long-term investors and partners, underpinned by strong focus on risk management and operational efficiency, which has resulted in sustainable and profitable business growth. The launch of innovative and fit-for-market solutions like the Atome Card (PayLater Anywhere) and lending products demonstrates their ability to expand offerings while leveraging local market expertise. This is our first fintech investment in Southeast Asia, and we’re excited to support Atome Financial in their ongoing journey to improve financial inclusion and access to mobile-first financial services in large under-served markets in Southeast Asia.”

Jefferson Chen, Group co-founder and CEO of Advance Intelligence Group, said: “With Atome Financial having reached profitability earlier this year, we’re excited to partner EvolutionX for our next stage of growth. This new facility recognises Atome Financial’s  operational excellence and platform value as we look to accelerate the momentum of our digital financial services business, the expansion of regional strategic partnerships like TikTok Shop and Lazada as well as the launch of the new Atome Card, savings and lending products across key Southeast Asian markets.”  

About Atome Financial
Atome Financial is Southeast Asia’s leading digital financial technology platform. It includes Atome, the region’s largest embedded financing platform and provider of digital financial services that includes insurance, cards and lending, as well as Kredit Pintar, a leading  Indonesian digital lending platform that is licensed, supervised and regulated by Indonesia’s OJK (Financial Services Authority). Atome Financial is part of Singapore-headquartered Advance Intelligence Group which is backed by top tier investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Warburg Pincus, Northstar, and Singapore-based global investor EDBI.