In a recent interview to Venture Intelligence, Shailendra Singh discussed some of the firm’s newer investments in the early stage segment including in the online payments space, the progress at a few existing portfolio companies and the active role the firm is playing in helping its portfolio companies scale and succeed in India and globally. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Singh was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in New York and before that, an entrepreneur in the digital media industry.
Venture Intelligence: How does Sequoia go about identifying potential early stage investments in India? Is there anything different you are doing today than, say, a couple of years back? Shailendra Singh: There is a lot more focus on technology investing and early stage investing. In general, as you might remember a few years ago, we were doing primarily growth investing but in the past 18-odd months, we have had a very strong focus on early stage and that’s continuing. In terms of how…
The transaction advisory unit of KPMG claimed the top position in the Venture Intelligence League Table for Transaction Advisor to Private Equity deals in the first half of 2018, advising deals worth $1.7 Billion. KPMG acted as the financial advisor to NHAI in the $1.5 Billion investment by Macquarie to operate 9 highway projects under the toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model. Ernst & Young (which advised the $730 million asset sale by Indiabulls Real Estate to Blackstone) and Kotak (which advised the Vishal Megamart - Partners Group deal) accounted for the second and third spots respectively.
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. Arpwood Capital (which advised the $760 million investment by Temasek in the $2.1 Billion Schneider Electric buyout of L&;T Electrical and Automation business) …
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
Nagaraja Prakasam, Board Member, Sattva
Consulting presents the Impact Investor
of the Year award to Varun Saini, Progr…