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February 25, 2011

Snapshots: APEX'11 Awards - Top PE/VC Funds

Satish Mandhana of IDFC PE receiving the Best PE Investor - 2010 Award from Mr. Gurcharan Das

The latest award represents the second time that IDFC PE is receiving the APEX Awards, having earlier won the awards for 2006. Accepting the "Best Private Equity Investor-2010" Award on behalf of IDFC PE, Satish Mandhana, Managing Partner, said "At the time we had received this award in early 2007, IDFC was unique in terms of being a specialized infrastructure sector investor. The latest award, which is in the general PE category, is very satisfying in that it not only recognises our positioning of being a PE player in infra sector but also validates that returns in this sector can compare quite favorably across the PE asset class."

Seedfund Team Members receiving the Best Early Stage Investor - 2010 Award

Receiving the "Best Early Stage Investor-2010" Award, Pravin Gandhi, Partner, Seedfund said, "We are very pleased to receive this award. The performance of our portfolio companies has amply validated our belief that small is not only beautiful, but also sustainable and scalable. With Seedfund1 having now grown into Seedfund2, we look forward to continue backing passionate entrepreneurs pursuing truly innovative business models."

Started in 2007, the Venture Intelligence APEX Awards are the first awards of its kind for Private Equity & Venture Capital funds in India as well as related advisory firms. A key feature about the APEX Fund Awards is that the awardees are chosen by a Jury Panel consisting exclusively of Limited Partners (i.e., investors in PE/VC funds). The jury members for the APEX'11 Fund Awards included executives from Adams Street Partners, Asia Alternatives, Evolvence India Fund, Hermes GPE, IDFC Capital, Morgan Creek Capital, Pantheon Ventures, Religare Global Asset Management, Siguler Guff and Squadron Capital.

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