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January 21, 2007

Venture Intelligence APEX ’07 Awards

Venture Intelligence APEX'07, organized in Mumbai on January 16, witnessed the first-of-its-kind awards for the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital industry. The jury members included some of the most experienced investors in India-focused funds. Co-ordinated by Mr. Jay Jegannathan of Evolvence India Fund, the jury included Ms. Veronica John of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Mr. Brian Lim of CDC Group and Mr. Iyad Malas of International Finance Corporation (IFC).

“The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital industry has matured rapidly in recent years and emerged as an important partner for Corporate India,” said Mr. Pawan Kumar R, Executive Producer of Venture Intelligence APEX '07. “The Venture Intelligence APEX Awards are a way of recognizing the contribution of the PE/VC industry in helping Indian companies and entrepreneurs achieve newer peaks.”

ICICI Ventures team accepting the award for the Best Late Stage firm. (Left-Right): APEX'07 Keynote Speaker Sanjeev Aggarwal of Helion Ventures, Ravindra.K of ICICI Venture, Jury Coordinator Jay Jegannathan of Evolvence India Fund, Bala Deshpande and Jayanta Banerjee of ICICI Venture.

Vikram Narula of India Value Fund accepts the award for the Best Growth Stage firm.

Satish Mandhana of IDFC PE accepting the Best Early-Stage/Specialized Firm Award

UTI Ventures team led by Raja Kumar KEC (centre), S.N. Rajesh (second from left) and Ajay Mittal (far right), with the firm's award

SIDBI VC President Vipul Mankad with the firm's award

Among PE/VC-backed companies, Suzlon Energy received the Late Stage investment award. The runners-up included GMR Infrastructure (Late Stage investment category), WNS Global (Growth Stage investment category) and Compulink Systems (Early Stage investment category).

Arun Natarajan is the Founder of Venture Intelligence, the leading provider of information and networking services to the private equity and venture capital ecosystem in India. View free samples of Venture Intelligence newsletters and reports.