ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

PE firm ChrysCapital marks final close of seventh fund

February 21, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Home-grown private equity firm ChrysCapital Management Co has overshot its $600 million target for its seventh fund despite a ‘tough’ fund raising environment, it said in a statement.

Exclusive: Kanwaljit Singh-led Fireside Ventures nears first close of new VC fund

February 21, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Helion Venture Partners' co-founder Kanwaljit Singh, who left the venture capital firm in 2014, is floating an early-stage fund from the stables of his family investment office Fireside Ventures, two persons privy to the development told VCCircle. 

Exclusive: IAN makes first close of maiden venture fund

February 20, 2017 | Disha Sharma

Indian Angel Network's eponymous IAN Fund has marked its first close, receiving commitment from investors within the network as well as high-net-worth individuals (HNIs) overseas, two people familiar with the development told News Corp VCCircle. 

Exclusive: Orios Venture Partners raises second fund

February 20, 2017 | Deepti Chaudhary

Orios Venture Partners has closed the fundraising process for its second fund at a lower-than-targeted level but plans to hit the road again within the year, as the Mumbai-based venture capital firm looks to accelerate its pace of investments after staying on the sidelines in 2016.

LPs looking to engage with fewer managers: IDFC Alternatives' MK Sinha

February 20, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

MK Sinha, managing partner and CEO of IDFC Alternatives Ltd, has had a busy year so far. The private equity (PE) arm of IDFC group is on the road to raise its fourth fund that will focus primarily on consumption-related themes. Last month, it marked the fund's first close at $100 million.

From infra to tech, IDFC Alternatives’ investment play explained

February 17, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Three weeks into the New Year, IDFC Alternatives, the alternative asset manager of infrastructure lender IDFC Ltd, had announced its foray into startup investing, in partnership with Parampara Capital.  

Sovereign wealth funds ramp up direct PE investments; hire specialists

February 17, 2017 | Reuters

Some of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds are increasingly striking their own private equity deals rather than relying on external fund managers, in a drive to cut costs and gain more control.

Exclusive: Capital market veteran set to quit TPG India

February 16, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

A top capital market investor who had joined global private equity firm TPG Capital around three years ago in India is set to quit, a person aware of the development told VCCircle.

Skype co-founder’s VC firm Atomico raises $765 mn tech fund

February 16, 2017 | Reuters

Atomico, which has spent the past decade proving startups can prosper outside Silicon Valley, said on Thursday it had closed Europe's largest standalone tech venture fund, a $765 million war chest that reflects the region's growing financing firepower.

E-commerce segment in India is currently toxic: Sistema Asia Fund’s Andrey Terebenin

February 16, 2017 | Mansi Taneja

Sistema Asia Fund, the venture capital arm of Russia conglomerate Sistema JSFC, is looking to expand in India. The investment firm, in early 2016, floated a proprietary fund with a corpus of $50 million and has backed three startups.

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