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Reliance Capital’s CEO Sam Ghosh quits

March 11, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Soumen (Sam) Ghosh, executive director and group chief executive officer who has led Reliance Capital Ltd for the last nine years, has quit, the firm said on Friday.

Carlyle raising $1 bn in new growth fund focused on India and China

March 11, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Global private equity firm Carlyle is raising $1 billion under its new Asian growth fund largely focused on investing in India and China.

IDG Ventures hires finance chief

March 10, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

IDG Ventures India Advisors Pvt. Ltd has hired a chief financial officer, a person familiar with the development told VCCircle, just as the venture capital firm raised its third fund.

Exclusive: I-banking firm Sprout Capital floats micro VC fund

March 09, 2017 | Swet Sarika

Bangalore-based boutique investment banking firm Sprout Capital Advisors LLP has launched a micro venture capital fund that aims to bet on companies benefiting from growing domestic consumption, a top executive told VCCircle.

Norway’s wealth fund may shun firms over emissions, corruption risk

March 09, 2017 | Reuters

The ethics watchdog for Norway's $900-billion sovereign wealth fund will recommend this year that the fund exclude or put on a watch list several firms in the oil, cement and steel industries for emitting too much greenhouse gas.

Operational issues hindering Indian pension funds' PE exposure: PFRDA chairman

March 09, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Last year, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) allowed retail investors subscribing to the National Pension System (NPS) to invest in alternative asset classes, including private equity funds.

Exclusive: Ambit Pragma suspends fresh investments

March 07, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan and Debjyoti Roy

Ambit Pragma Advisors LLP, the mid-market private equity firm anchored by Ambit Capital Pvt. Ltd, has decided to stop investing from its second fund even though it has some capital left over, a top executive told VCCircle.

Pi Ventures hits first close of maiden fund; MakeMyTrip, Flipkart co-founders invest

March 07, 2017 | Arti Singh

Early-stage venture fund pi Ventures has announced the first close of its maiden fund at $13 million, with technology entrepreneurs such as former Infosys CFO and Aarin Capital chairman TV Mohandas Pai, Flipkart's Binny Bansal, MakeMyTrip's Deep Kalra and Info Edge's Sanjeev Bikchandani, and ange

Impact investor Accion raises $141 mn fintech fund

March 07, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Global impact investor Accion International has raised a $141 million fintech fund to invest in companies that offer access to financial services to underserved consumers and businesses in emerging markets, including Asia, it said in a statement. 

IDG Ventures India marks final close of third fund

March 07, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Venture capital firm IDG Ventures India has marked the final close of its third fund, meeting its targeted corpus of $200 million (around Rs 1,332 crore), according to a media report.

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