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Venture Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (November 20)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint - tracking all Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is 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.

New P2P Lending Regulations: An Entrepreneur Perspective

Venture Intelligence spoke to Mukesh Bubna, Founder & CEO of Peer to Peer (P2P) lending firm Monexo's on his take on the impact of the new RBI regulations on the sector and the expectations going forward.

Venture Intelligence: What was your initial reaction to the recently introduced RBI regulations on P2P?
Mukesh Bubna: RBI ushering P2P platforms as a new class of NBFCs is a welcome move that provides the entire sector increased credibility and reinforces the potential of a marketplace approach to credit delivery. RBI’s insistence on a business continuity plan in case of platform shut down, ‘Fit and proper criteria’ for promoter team are all steps that will boost confidence of platform lenders.
Despite the existence of a few grey areas around definitional constructs and prudential caps on participants’ exposure, the framework does enough to lend clarity on key issues surrounding operational requirements, role of the P2P platform as an intermediary and mandates the adoption of …

2017 Is The Biggest Year For PE/VC Exits: Business World

A Business World report quotes Venture Intelligence data on 2017 being the biggest year for Private Equity and Venture Capital exits in : Data available with research firm Venture Intelligence shows fund managers have already recorded 213 exits worth $10 Billion so far this calendar year, making 2017 a bumper year for PE/VC exits. And, that is not all. The industry has also witnessed the highest number of PE-backed IPOs. In January-October 2016, total number of PE/VC exits stood at 198 with the total value amounting to $7.4 Billion. During the said months in 2015, as many as 240 PE/VC exits took place worth $9.1 Billion.Take a look at some of the successful exits this calendar year. SAIF Partners garnered a 26.5x return on its investment in One97 Communications in May 2017 when SoftBank Corp acquired a stake in it in a secondary sale. In a public market sale, TPG Capital made a 4.6x return from its investment in Shriram City Union Finance.Some of the top PE-backed IPOs in 2017 include…

Sequoia Capital sells Just Dial stake worth Rs35 crore: Mint

A Mint article quotes Venture Intelligence data on PE/VC investments and exits in JustDial: Sequoia Capital started selling its stake in Just Dial in the third quarter of the current calendar year. On 5 September, Sequoia Capital sold a total of 3.6 million Just Dial shares worth approximately Rs135 crore, thereby bringing down its shareholding by 5.17% to 4.11%. In 2016, Sequoia Capital sold shares worth around Rs60 crore, while in 2015, it offloaded stake worth about Rs1,218 crore in Just Dial, according to data compiled by Venture Intelligence, a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and valuations. Sequoia Capital first invested in Just Dial in 2009.  Tiger Global made a complete exit from Just Dial in 2015, data from Venture Intelligence shows.  Sequoia, along with venture capital firm SAIF Partners and Tiger Global made a investment of Rs16.44 crore in the company in 2009. In 2012, Sequoia invested Rs60 crore along with venture capital firm Sapphi…

Venture Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (November 6)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint - tracking all Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is 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.

How IDG Ventures India's Late Stage Tech strategy is filling a key gap in the VC Ecosystem

With global investors such as Tiger Global and SoftBank vacating the sub-$100 million Late Stage Technology segment - that they were aggressively active during 2014-15 - the Indian Venture Capital ecosystem clearly needs to fill this yawning gap.
In the absence of new funds being raised specifically for this segment, one potential way is for Private Equity firms to "come down" from their typical sweet spot (in terms of both deal values and level of company maturity). The "old India hands" in the PE segment like Warburg Pincus and Temasek have indeed started to dabble in Late Stage Tech investing in the last couple of years. Between them, these firms have invested into companies like Rivigo, Capillary Technologies, CarTrade.com and Manthan Systems. However, given their mandate to invest across multiple sectors, these firms cannot overexpose themselves to just one sector.
The other option is for some of the Early Stage technology investors to “go up” the deal value …

League Table Update - October 2017

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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.
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Focus Turns to New Verticals as Fintech Investments Gathers Pace in Post-DeMo India

Venture Capital investors invested in as many as 8 fintech companies in just the month of October 2017 - representing a new high for the sector during the year. Early Stage investors have been favouring the sector over yesteryear star of B2C E-Commerce making 11 seed and 17 Series A bets in Fintech companies during the tear.
A year after the Indian Government Demonetized ("DeMo") its high value notes, which saw mobile wallet companies like Paytm and Mobikwik gain very significant heft, investors seem to have decided that sufficient funding has gone into the payments category. They are now focused on new verticals within Fintech - especially Insurance marketplaces (Policybazaar, Renewbuy), SME focused lenders (Lendingkart, Capital Float), Credit evaluation (Credit Vidya, Datasigns), micro-credit for students (Krazybee and Slicepay), end-of-month credit for salaried professionals, etc.
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Venture Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (October 30)

Venture Intelligence is powering the (Weekly) Deal Tracker on The Mint - tracking all Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A, Real Estate and Strategic investments in India. The Deal Tracker is featured in the Deals Section (Page 3) every Monday.

To get comprehensive coverage on upcoming PE/VC, M&A, Angel and Strategic Investments sign-up to our Weekly Newsletter. View a sample DD Newsletter here.
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.

PE/VC Backed IPO: Mahindra Logistics

The IPO of Kedaara Capital backed Mahindra Logistics was subscribed 7.9 times with Kedara Capital making a part exit with INR 415 Cr. The IPO was a complete offer for sale by existing shareholders. With data from Venture Intelligence PE/VC Database and Company Financials Database we look at Mahindra Logistics's journey and how it's investor fared in the IPO.


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.