ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

Endiya Partners closes maiden fund, undershoots target corpus

January 25, 2017 | Joseph Rai

Early-stage venture capital firm Endiya Partners has made the final close of its debut fund at Rs 175 crore (around $26 million), a top company executive told VCCircle.

Impact investor Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group raises $25 mn

January 25, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Impact investment firm Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group said on Wednesday it has raised $25 million (about Rs 170 crore) in an equity funding round led by Triodos Investment Management and Shell Foundation.

Exclusive: Travelyaari co-founder, former Ventureast exec to float seed fund

January 24, 2017 | Manu P Toms

A co-founder of travel portal Travelyaari and a former executive at venture capital firm Ventureast are set to launch a seed fund to invest in tech startups, people aware of the matter said.

Exclusive: Peepul Capital readies blueprint for new PE fund

January 24, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Private equity firm Peepul Capital is preparing to float a new fund, a person close to the development told VCCircle, as it gears up to make fresh bets after almost fully deploying its third fund.

Exclusive: IDFC Alternatives adding another asset class to investment strategy

January 23, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

IDFC Alternatives, the alternative asset investment arm of infrastructure lender IDFC Ltd, is expanding the list of asset classes in its portfolio as it strives to cement its position as one of the largest fund houses in India.

Blackstone to float new $5 bn realty fund to invest in India, other Asian nations

January 23, 2017 | Reuters

Blackstone Group LP is readying a new Asia-focused real estate fund that aims to raise a record $5 billion or more, betting on strong returns from property investments in the region, people familiar with the plans told Reuters.

Gestation period of investments in India is comparatively longer: Axiom Asia’s Chris Loh

January 23, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Singapore-based private equity firm Axiom Asia Private Capital (Axiom Asia), which has marked the final close of its fourth fund of funds Axiom Asia IV, L.P recently, is largely bullish about investment opportunities in India.

Rocket Internet raises $1 bn in new fund

January 19, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Rocket Internet SE, the German investment firm that has struggled with its bets on Indian companies, has raised $1 billion in a new fund to back Internet companies globally.

How Karvy Capital is taking an offbeat route for real estate play with new fund

January 19, 2017 | Swet Sarika

Karvy Capital Ltd, the asset management arm of financial services firm Karvy Group, is putting together a plan to launch an alternative investment fund that would back private companies through a mixture of debt and equity, two people familiar with the company’s plans told VCCircle.

Scored above-threshold returns in eight of 10 exits: Aditya Birla PE's Muthukumaran

January 19, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Aditya Birla Private Equity, part of the billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla-led diversified Aditya Birla Group, started investing nine years ago and built a portfolio of a dozen-and-a-half companies. The PE firm launched its first fund with a corpus of Rs 881 crore in 2009.

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