ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

Exclusive: Fairwinds PE seeks to exit valves maker, hires banker

March 21, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R & Debjyoti Roy

Fairwinds Private Equity has set the ball in motion to sell its entire stake in a portfolio firm nearly three years after making the investment, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

How India and other nations are floating sovereign wealth funds–without the wealth

March 20, 2017 | Reuters

Once the preserve of rich oil exporters or nations with trade surpluses, like Norway, Kuwait and Singapore, an unlikely new breed of sovereign wealth fund is emerging - in countries with large deficits and deep debt.

B2B software to be prominent investment theme in new fund: Inventus' Rekhi, Dougery

March 20, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R & Manu P Toms

Inventus Capital Partners, the Bengaluru- and Silicon Valley-based early-stage investment firm, is a cautious investor. The firm has been around in India for almost a decade but has only about 30 active portfolio companies.

Exclusive: IvyCap raises bulk of second fund, to start returning from debut fund

March 17, 2017 | Deepti Chaudhary

IvyCap Ventures Advisors Pvt. Ltd aims to start returning capital to investors in its debut fund this year and is in the last leg of fundraise for its second vehicle, a top executive at the Mumbai-based early-to-growth stage venture capital firm told VCCircle.

Facebook co-founder Saverin's VC firm B Capital adds Kabir Narang as partner

March 16, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Kabir Narang, former managing director of Eight Roads Ventures India (formerly Fidelity Growth Partners), has joined B Capital Group, a global tech fund, as partner.

Exclusive: BlackSoil Realty to tie up with US-based PE firm for second fund

March 16, 2017 | Swet Sarika

Mumbai-based asset management company BlackSoil Group is in talks to join hands with a US-based private equity firm for its second fundraise, two people familiar with the development told VCCircle.

We found listed companies in India much more attractive: Creador's Narayan

March 16, 2017 | Joseph Rai

South and Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Creador Advisors India Pvt Ltd, which made the final close of its $415 million third fund last year, has recently made two investments in India and one in Malaysia.

YourNest names Revvx's Satish Mugulavalli as director of technology

March 15, 2017 | Arti Singh

Early stage venture capital firm YourNest has appointed Satish Mugulavalli as director of technology, it said in a statement. 

Blackstone selects Luxembourg for EU base

March 14, 2017 | Reuters

Private equity firm Blackstone (BX.N) is among a number of financial services companies to have chosen Luxembourg as the site for a European Union subsidiary following Britain's vote to leave the EU, the head of Luxembourg's financial development agency said.

59% of our portfolio firms from Fund I have raised follow-on VC funding: Orios' Khan

March 14, 2017 | Deepti Chaudhary

For Rehan Yar Khan, managing partner of Mumbai-based venture capital firm Orios Venture Partners, the next big investment opportunity lies in companies that cater to the new, emerging set of cost-conscious customers who are now coming online.

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