Skip to main content

Partner Event: World’s best finance minds converging at IVCA CONCLAVE 2012 on April 19

Partner Event Press Release:

- IVCA celebrates 10 years of Private Equity and Venture Capital in India
- Upbeat promoters to discuss the contribution of Private Equity and Venture Capital business to the economic growth of the country
- Investments through PE continue to grow at double digit: Over Rs. 2,50,000 crores invested in the country in the last 10 years

New Delhi, April 5, 2012: Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA), a unified and influential voice of private equity and venture capital, is organising - IVCA Conclave 2012. The first such industry conclave is organized to showcase the contribution of Private Equity and Venture Capital to the economic growth of the country. The conclave with a theme of “Celebrating the 10 years of PE VC”, will project the positive contribution of the industry in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship at the mega conclave scheduled on April 19th at The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

“Aptly themed, the conclave intends to send out optimistic message to prepare the industry for a better tomorrow,” says, Mahendra Swarup, President, IVCA.

Calling upon all stake holders in PE, VC and policy makers to join and discuss every possibility of collaboration for growth, Mr. Swarup says, “This probably is the best opportunity when all of us, the Limited Partner’s, General Partner’s and policy makers will be together to create an avenue of projecting ‘the India Potential’ to all stakeholders. There have been heavy investments in technology, telecom, infrastructure, supply chain and logistics in the last decade. With the recent Union Budget proving to be beneficial to the Venture Capital industry, keeping in mind the ‘removal of restriction of VCFs to invest in nine sectors’, we feel that this move will now support the start ups across industries and will further fillip the growth of the sector. Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds are urgently needed by the small and medium sector to start new ventures and scale up existing ones. This segment needs to be expanded fast not only for innovative and high tech start ups but also for conventional industries.”

Supported by all major players of the industry, the Conclave will see over 250 + thought leaders from across the globe sharing their vision and views. IVCA Conclave will enclose key sessions focusing on Milestones & Learning over the past 10 years, Investment Opportunities & Emerging Markets Strategy, Opportunities and Challenges as we look forward and Role of Early Stage Investing in India.

Sumir Chadha, Chairman, IVCA, elaborated on the objective of the IVCA Conclave 2012, says, “The Conclave is ‘for the industry’ and ‘by the industry’. It will cultivate the spirit of commonality of issues and create a platform for private equity and venture capital professionals to interact, network and come together to join hands with IVCA to encourage close cooperation amongst the various stake holders of the industry.”

The Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) industry is growing rapidly in India and has played an important role in the growth of the Indian industry across sectors. Today, India is a part of an investment of Rs. 2,50,000 crores, which is huge and speaks volume about the growth. The total market value of PE industry is estimated to be at least $200 billion.

The eminent panelists discussing various issues related to the industry will be Prashant Saran, Whole Time Member SEBI, Raja Kumar, Ascent Capital, Ashish Dhawan, ChrysCapital, Anil Ahuja, 3i, Ajay Relan, CX Partners, J M Trivedi, Actis, Sandeep Singhal, Nexus Venture Partners, KP Balaraj, WestBridge Capital, Archana Hingorani, IL&FS, Tim Flower, Harbourvest, Pavan Gupte, Hermes-Gartmore, Nirav Kachalia, Morgan Creek Capital, Alain Berdugo, AXA Private Equity Asia, Satish Mandhana, IDFC PE, Nitin Deshmukh, Kotak PE, Akhil Gupta, Blackstone, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Helion Ventures, Andress Goh, Allianz Capital, Mohit Bhatnagar, Sequoia Capital amongst other distinguished.

Darius Pandole, New Silk Route and Niten Malhan, Warburg Pincus, who are also the notable Executive Committee members of IVCA, will be moderating the key sessions on Learning & Milestones of PE VC and Opportunities & Challenges: looking forward.

The IVCA 2012 Conclave will bring an opportunity to learn, share and evolve with the masters in the business, explore vibrant ideas, witness innovation, network and celebrate outstanding achievements in the business of PE and VC in India.

About Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA)

Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) is a member based national organization that represents venture capital and private equity firms, promotes the industry within India and throughout the world and encourages investment in high growth companies. IVCA members comprise venture capital firms, institutional investors, banks, incubators, angel groups, corporate advisors, accountants, lawyers, government bodies, academic institutions and other service providers to the venture capital and private equity industry. Members represent most of the active venture capital and private equity firms in India. These firms provide capital for seed ventures, early stage companies, later stage expansion, and growth finance for management buyouts/buy-ins of established companies.

Popular posts from this blog

VC Interview: Shailendra Singh of Sequoia Capital India

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

ChrysCapital, Motilal Oswal PE & Sequoia named PE-VC Firms of the Decade

Press Release ChrysCapital, Motilal Oswal Private Equity and Sequoia Capital India have been named the top Private Equity & Venture Capital investors in India during the last decade, as part of Venture Intelligence’s APEX Awards. The Venture Intelligence “Awards for Private Equity Excellence” (APEX) is dedicated to celebrating the best that the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry has to offer.  While ChrysCapital won the “Private Equity Investor of the Decade” award, Motilal Oswal Private Equity was feted as India’s “Growth Capital Investor of the Decade”. The Indian arm of the storied Silicon Valley VC firm, Sequoia Capital, was named the country’s “Venture Capital Investor of the Decade”. The APEX Awardees are selected based on both Self Nomination by the participating PE-VC firms as well as "crowd sourced" nominations and voting from the Limited Partner, PE-VC and advisory communities. (The main criteria were Exit Track Record, New Fund Raises & Fo

Ambit tops League Table for Transaction Advisors to Private Equity deals in 2019

Ambit Corporate Finance topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Transaction Advisor to Private Equity Transactions for the year 2019. Ambit advised PE deals worth $2.4 Billion (across 4 qualifying transactions) during the period. Citi ($1.1 Billion across 2 deals) and  Avendus  ($969 million across 12 deals) took the second and third spot. Edelweiss Financial Services ($758 million across 9 deals) and  PwC  ($708 million across 15 deals) completed the top five in 2019.  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 Financial and Legal Advisory firms. Ambit Corporate Finance advised the $1.9 Billion buyout of Pipeline Infrastructure from Reliance Industries   by Brookfield Asset Management  and the IFC and I Squared Capital-backed   Cube Highways' acquisition of Delhi-Agra Toll Road from Reliance Infrastructu

Jio deals help PE investments climb 12% in H1'20 to $18.8 B

Press Release With Reliance Industries' communications unit Jio Platforms attracting 51% of the investment value, Private Equity-Venture Capital (PE-VC) investments in India rose 12% during the first 6 months of 2020 to $18.8 Billion (across 341 deals), shows data from  Venture Intelligence , a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations. Investments totaling over $9.5 Billion in Jio by a troop of global private equity firms, following social media giant Facebook's $5.7 Billion mid April investment in the company, helped overall PE-VC investments better the $16.8 Billion (across 503 transactions) invested during the same period in 2019. (Note: These figures include Venture Capital investments, but exclude PE investments in Real Estate).   Jio Platforms' $9.5 Billion Private Equity haul (excluding Facebook’s strategic investment) was led by Middle Eastern and American investors with KKR, Saudi Arabia's Public Invest

Inventus, Sixth Sense, Blume & Norwest win Apex'20 Venture Capital Awards

Inventus Capital Partners, Sixth Sense Ventures, Blume Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners were voted the top Venture Capital investors in India during 2019. The Venture Intelligence “Awards for Private Equity Excellence” (APEX) is dedicated to celebrating the best that the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry has to offer. Other 2019 winners in the VC segment included  Axilor Ventures which was voted   the  Accelerator of the Year for the second year running, 3one4 Capital (VC Fund Raise of the Year) and Innoven Capital (Venture Debt firm of the Year). The APEX Awardees are selected based on both Self Nomination by the participating PE-VC firms as well as "crowd sourced" nominations and voting from the Limited Partner, PE-VC and advisory communities. (The main criteria are Exit Track Record, New Fund Raises & Follow-on Funding Rounds for Portfolio Companies).    " It is an honour to be recognised by entrepreneurs and investors as