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May 28, 2007

BS interview with Actis' JM Trivedi

Business Standard has an interview with JM Trivedi, the new head of Actis' Indian operations.
An buyout deals we acquire non-core assets from MNCs/large corporate groups or from families which do not have succession or where the second generation is not interested in running the family business. We partner with entrepreneurial management to grow the business to the next level.

...For growth capital deals, we chalk out the growth sectors first and then the targets. We have a big research team of 18 people in three offices. We do a lot of proactive work like research about the sector and companies before we make our investments.

The healthcare services sector is one of the areas we find interesting for investment. There is huge scope in this sector as the infrastructure is inefficient. The quality of infrastructure is also a problem. The consumer goods sector which is benefiting from favourable demographics and higher disposable surplus also has a huge potential. Many manufacturing sectors where India is emerging as a global hub (for example, the auto component sector) and sectors that are servicing the fast growing infrastructure also have good investment potential.


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