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Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (Feb 20)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.


Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.


Japanese power utilities join investors in India’s energy sector: The Japan Times

A Japan Times article quotes Venture Intelligence data on PE investments in the energy sector in India: Venture Intelligence, which tracks private equity deals in India, estimates that energy companies in the country attracted $1.2 billion worth of such investments (across 27 deals) in 2015, which was more than twice that in 2014. Major energy investments in 2015 included the $265 million investment in ReNew Power Ventures that was led by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, followed by the $256 million buyout of Greenko Group’s Indian assets by GIC Singapore, according to Venture Intelligence. In 2016, private equity deals in India stood at $662 million.
Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

$25m to $400m: SAIF Partners exits MakeMyTrip, makes 16 times on its investment

An Economic Times article quotes Venture Intelligence data on venture exits: Exits for venture-backed companies added up to $1.5 billion across 64 deals in 2016, as compared to $1.56 billion across 66 deals in 2015, show data from Venture Intelligence. Total investments added up to $2.2 billion last year, down from $4.9 billion in 2015.Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

SoftBank's markdowns imply reduced visibility on profitable growth for India's top startups: Forbes

A Forbes article quotes Venture Intelligence data on VC investments in 2016: In 2016, as many as 620 transactions were sealed in the PE/VC space, according to data available with research firm Venture Intelligence. Of this, about 65 percent comprised startup investments. In 2015, the year that created history for the highest amount of PE and VC investments, both by value and volume, of the total of 775 investments sealed in the January-December period that year, 512 were startup deals.Related:
Venture Capital Report India - 2016: Selectivity is the keyword as Venture Capital investments dip 21% in 2016Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (Feb 6)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.


Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.

Infosys: On a downward spiral - Financial Chronicle

A Financial Chronicle quotes Venture Intelligence data on acquisitions and investments by Infosys:

The article also quotes Arun Natarajan, Founder of Venture Intelligence: Infosys has never been prolific on acquisitions. In all, it had nine acquisitions and sale activities, and it seemed to have relied more organic growth largely. “While it is true that, with the exception of Lodestone Holdings (in 2012), the "founder era" at Infosys (until mid-2014) did not see any "big bang" acquisitions (costing $200m or above), the Indian IT services industry was largely focussed on making "tuck in" acquisitions until then,” says Arun Natarajan, founder and managing director, Venture Intelligence, a firm that tracks mergers & acquisitions across sectors.  For example, until the $2.7 billion Trizetto acquisition in September 2014, Cognizant's largest reported acquisition was a $135 million buy (marketRx in October 2007). Also, Wipro, with the exception of the …

As interest rate drop, realty developers, private equity companies go for refinancing: Economic Times

An Economic Times article quotes Venture intelligence data on PE Exits in the Real Estate space: Private equity real estate firms announced 24 exits during entire 2016. Of these, 22 transactions had an announced value of $1.02 billion, up 13% compared to $905 million across 16 transactions announced in 2015. Thirteen of the exits were through buybacks followed by secondary sales involving sale of stake to another PE investor, which accounted for five exits, according to data from Venture Intelligence.  Among secondary transactions, which involves stake sale to another private equity investor, Kotak Realty exited Mumbai-based developer Nirmal Lifestyle in which Altico Capital invested INR 500 crore. Urban infrastructure Venture Capital received full exit from Ozone Group's Urbana Project that was funded by structured debt raised from another financier. Urban Infrastructure had invested INR 200 crore in the Urbana project in 2009.Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving …

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (Jan 30)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint. The Weekly update is usually featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.

Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.


Investment firm Stellaris raises $50 million for early-stage funding of ideas: Economic Times

An ET article quotes Venture Intelligence data of VC fund raising in India: Led by local affiliates of Silicon Valley heavyweights, Sequoia Capital and Accel, VC funds dedicated to India raised $2.2 billion in 2016, up from $1.5 billion in the previous year, according to data from Venture Intelligence. Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.


Budget 2017- The Key Initiatives Affecting Start-ups - Analysis by Economic Laws Practice

An analysis by


The Finance Minister on February 1 presented to the union budget for the financial year 2017-2018. The budget offered the following concessions to the start-ups:

1. Extension to the Period of Tax Break 

 Presently an eligible start-up is allowed a deduction of the entire amount of the profits and gains derived from eligible business for three consecutive assessment years out of five years beginning from the year in which such eligible start-up is incorporated. However, keeping in mind the time taken to derive profits by start-ups, it proposed that an eligible start-up can avail the tax break for any three consecutive assessment years out of seven years beginning from the year in which such eligible start-up is incorporated.

2. Carry Forward of Losses 

Presently a company, not being a company in which public are substantially interested, cannot carry forward its losses, unless it has continuous holding of more than 51% (fifty one) percent of the company. Now it is propose…

Mint-Venture Intelligence Deal Tracker (Jan 23)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint. The Weekly update is usually featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.
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Venture Intelligence is India's longest serving provider of data and analysis on Private Company Financials, Transactions (private equity, venture capital and M&A) & their Valuations in India.