ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

It’s the right time to exit mature businesses: Everstone’s Dhanpal Jhaveri

March 06, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Private equity and real estate investment firm Everstone Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd manages almost $3.5 billion in assets. The firm made a handful of investments last year and struck a few exit deals, too.

Why LPs are pushing for co-investments, platform deals

March 02, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Limited partners (LPs) are increasingly opting to build or buy platforms as co-investors to have a greater say on the outcome of their investments, said panellists at the News Corp VCCircle Limited Partners Summit.

VC deals to rise but consumer Internet faces tough times in 2017: VCCircle survey

March 02, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Startups looking for institutional funding can expect better months ahead with venture capital investors likely to make a cautious comeback in 2017 after pulling back last year, a VCCircle survey shows.

Aavishkaar is impact investor of the year: VCCircle Awards

March 02, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Mumbai-based Aavishkaar Venture Management Services Pvt Ltd has bagged the News Corp VCCircle impact investor of the year award.

The winner was decided by an eminent jury panel chaired by Arun Duggal, the chairman of ICRA, an Indian subsidiary of ratings agency Moody’s.

Blume Ventures is VC fundraiser of the year: VCCircle Awards

March 02, 2017 | Deepti Chaudhary

Mumbai-based tech-focussed early-stage investment firm Blume Ventures, which closed its second fund of $60 million last year, has won the News Corp VCCircle VC fundraiser of the year award in recognition of its prolific fund-raise from a largely domestic limited partner (LP) base. 

Renuka Ramnath-led Multiples is PE fundraiser of the year: VCCircle Awards

March 02, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Multiples Alternate Asset Management Pvt. Ltd, which crossed the $1 billion assets under management (AUM) mark after it closed its second fund last year, has won the News Corp VCCircle best private equity fundraiser of the year award.

Aditya Birla Group ties up with Lotus Renewable to launch $100 mn fund

March 02, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Kumar Mangalam Birla-controlled diversified business conglomerate Aditya Birla Group has joined hands with Sri Lanka-based Lotus Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd to launch a $100 million (around Rs 667 crore) fund that will invest in Asian projects which are involved in clean energy production.

Finding larger PE funds top challenge for global LPs: Panellists at VCCircle summit

March 01, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Foreign limited partners (LPs) are looking to establish a long-term relationship with general partners (GPs) in India but identifying a private equity fund of a large size is their main challenge, top PE professionals said on Wednesday.

India’s investment potential high but risks remain: Panellists at VCCircle LP summit

March 01, 2017 | Ankit Doshi

An increasing number of general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) at private equity firms are viewing India as an attractive investment destination compared with developed and emerging markets where political and financial market risks may hamper their bets.

Why India may be at a tipping point to attract large local investors for PE firms

March 01, 2017 | Maulik Vyas

The flow of domestic capital into private equity funds is still low in India but this could change in coming years as local institutions and affluent individuals deploy more money for such investments, said panellists at the News Corp VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2017.

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