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SAIF, Kedaara Capital bag 2 awards each at Venture Intelligence APEX’18 PE-VC Awards

Mumbai, India, March 6, 2013: Kedaara Capital and SAIF Partners bagged two awards each as part of the Venture Intelligence “Awards for Private Equity Excellence” (APEX)event organized by Venture Intelligence. SAIF Partners bagged the VC Exit of the Year – 2017 Award (for the part exit from Paytm/One97 Communications) and the New Fund Raise of the Year – Venture Capital - 2017 Award. Kedaara Capital won the Best Private Equity Firm – Special Situations – 2017 the New Fund Raise of the Year – Private Equity - 2017.
The event opened with a Fireside Chat with V Vaidyanathan, Founder & Executive Chairman, Capital First interviewed by Sesh A.V, Managing Director, Basiz Fund Services

Snapshots of the awards ceremony:

Sesh AV, Managing Director, Basiz Fund Services presents the Venture Capital Investment of the Year award to Ramesh Radhakrishnan, Partner, Artiman Ventures.

Nagaraja Prakasam, Board Member, Sattva Consulting presents the Impact Investor of the Year award to Varun Saini, Progr…

Old businesses tap startups for new ideas: The Times of India

A ToI article Venture Intelligence data on strategic investments in India: Last year, traditional businesses invested more than $100 million in startups to gain from emerging technologies and new ideas, according to data from Venture Intelligence, which analyses private company financials. Interested in strategic investments by RPG Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Alibaba, etc? Get access to the Venture Intelligence PE/VC Deal Database.

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.

Media Mention: Bessemer Venture Partners hits a pause in India

An article by The Ken quotes Venture Intelligence data on investments and exits by Bessemer Venture Partners in India: According to data shared by Venture Intelligence, BVP India earned 3.27 times the return on its investment in online marketplace Snapdeal in a secondary share sale to SoftBank in 2015. This was ahead of the drop in valuation of Snapdeal from its peak of $6.5 billion in 2016 to $850 million in 2017. BVP India’s other exits include TaxiForSure (which was sold to Ola) as well as companies like Matrimony.com and Shriram City Union Finance being publicly listed.BVP India has invested in 47 companies in India since 2004 when it set up an India office. It has exited 20 companies, through strategic sale and IPO.According to data from research platform Venture Intelligence, the number of deals by BVP has shrunk from 10 in 2016 to six in 2017. 
Interested in viewing in-depth data on investments, exits and return data on Bessemer Venture Partners  in India? Get access to the Ven…

Media Mention: Deep tech back in flavour

A Times Of India article quotes Venture Intelligence data on VC investments in Deep tech companies:

Enterprise deep tech companies was the only major theme to see an increase in investment activity in 2017 nearly doubling from the 12 in 2016 to 23 in 2017, according to data from Venture Intelligence.Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data companies shared 33% of the investments, while security tech companies grabbed 17% of the VC investments in deep tech. The large rounds went to fraud protection company Similty, big data company Flutura and speech recognition company Uniphore, Venture Intelligence data reveals. Interested in viewing investments in Deep Tech companies? Get access to the Venture Intelligence PE/VC Deal Database.
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.

Media Mention: The Alibaba jigsaw in place, Jack Ma to pump $8 bn into India to fight Amazon

A Factordaily article on Alibaba's strategy in India quotes Venture Intelligence data on it's  India investments:

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.

Media Mention: Apollo Management India head Mintoo Bhandari moves to advisory role

An Economic Times article quotes Venture Intelligence data on investments by Apollo Management:
According to data from Venture Intelligence, a PE data provider, Apollo Management has invested around $898 million through eight deals, including Welspun Corp, Welspun Infratech and Dish TV. Through Aion, the fund has invested $881 million in nine companies including Avantha Holdings and Future Group. It has acquired Planetcast Media and GE Capital Services to rechristen it as Clix. Aion and JSW are the frontrunners to acquire Monnet Ispat through the NCLT-led bankruptcy process.
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.

Venture Intelligence - Mint Deal Tracker (Jan 29, 2018)

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 Daily/Weekly Newsletter. View a sample Deal Digest 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.

Budget 2018 - Impact on Corporate India & Its Investors

An analysis by
While the budget 2018 is the fourth consecutive budget of the current Government and the Hon’ble Finance Minister. It is also the last full-fledged budget by this Government considering the Central Election scheduled for 2019.  Accordingly the budget was expected to be on the one hand populist at the same time on the other hand justifying the actions taken by the Government during its tenure of 4 years.
On populist front, the budget has proceeded to allocate significant funds to primary sector (agriculture and fisheries), health, education, infrastructure and affordable housing as also detailed the schemes by which the funds intended to be employed. However the budget has fallen short of justifying the utilization of funds allocated in the earlier budgets to similar schemes announced therein. But the Finance Minister has very strongly and effectively, right in the start of the speech, showcased the positive impact of various reforms implemented since its coming into power…

AZB & Partners tops Legal Advisor League Table for M&A deals in 2017

S&R Associates, Trilegal claim the No.2 & No.3 slots

AZB & Partners topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A Transactions in 2017. AZB & Partners advised M&A deals worth $20.3 Billion (across 58 qualifying deals) during the period. S&R Associates ($15.5 Billion across 11 deals) and Trilegal ($15.2 Billion across 19 deals) followed next. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ($14.4 Billion across 34 deals) occupied the fourth spot while Slaughter May occupied the fifth spot in 2017. The top seven firms in the M&A league table - including Bharucha & Partners and Vaish Associates - were involved as advisors to the mega Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger.
The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.
In 2017, the Telecom industry driven by the consolidation,…