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August 08, 2004

Businessworld interview with Temasek's India head Manish Kejriwal

Businessworld magazine has published an article on Singapore-based Temasek Capital's investments in India as well as an interview with Manish Kejriwal, who took over as Managing Director of Temasek's company's Indian arm.

The article points out that, with $500 million invested or committed to the Indian market, Temasek is the second-largest private equity investor in India (after Warburg Pincus).

Apart from direct investments in Indian companies (like Matrix Labs), Temasek also invests indirectly through its investments in India-focused VC funds like Merlion India Fund (a JV with StanChart Private Equity) and WestBridge Capital Partners.

"The fact that we are not structured as a fund means we can afford to take a long view on investments, as we do not need to divest our holdings within a certain period of time," Kejriwal says in the interview.