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Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with over $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.
ChrysCapital is one of the largest and most established India-focused private equity firms ($3+bn AUM across 7 funds) with a very strong track record of investing in India (82 investments and 67 full exits). The firm has fully realized five successive funds with strong USD net returns – the only net exposure LPs currently have is to Fund VII (Fund VI DPI >1x), which is most likely unprecedented not just in India, but also in emerging markets in general. Overall, ChrysCapital has realized $5.3 billion from its 67 exits, which equates to a disproportionately high proportion of total realizations out of India – the firm’s track record is by far one of the strongest in the context of Indian private equity. The firm has achieved all this while maintaining one of the lowest loss ratios and fee drags in the industry (~15% fee-to-invested capital vs 20-25% for the industry).
Gaja Capital is a leading private equity firm in India’s mid-market. Gaja Capital is a high-touch and control focused firm with team of strong operating professionals. Gaja Capital seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and professionals to build the future champions of Indian economy in high growth sectors of education, financial services, consumer and healthcare. Gaja Capital is currently investing out of its third fund, a US$ 240 mn fund with commitments from marquee global investors US endowments, pension funds and foundations. The firm has an AUM of USD 450 mn including the previous two funds.
Gaja Capital was founded in 2004 by indigenous professionals with extensive operating and investing experience in India. With an exceptional network of some of India's most successful entrepreneurs, Gaja Capital has leveraged its deep local connect to partner with emerging businesses in India.
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 27 years, the firm currently employs approximately 370 professionals operating in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. With approximately $484 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of March 31, 2019, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis. For more information, please follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.
Madison India Capital is one of India’s leading private investment firms specializing in the consumer, business services, technology and financial services industries. Since we are specialists in our sectors of focus we are a value-added investor with a deep set of industry and capital markets relationships.
We strive to build long-term partnerships with talented management teams of high growth, market-leading, middle market companies in India. Each of the senior principals on our team has on average 20 years of experience operating or investing in companies in our industries of focus. We are backed by industry veterans, U.S. financial institutions, pension funds as well as global fund of funds.
NewQuest Capital Partners is Asia's leading dedicated secondaries fund manager with a presence in Hong Kong, Beijing, Mumbai and Tokyo. The firm specializes in providing alternative liquidity solutions to private equity owners of Asian assets, both directly and through bespoke fund solutions. The firm was established in 2011 from the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asian Private Equity team. To date, NewQuest has raised capital commitments of US$1.25 billion through three funds and has acquired direct and indirect stakes in over 85 companies operating across a variety of industries in Asia.
Samena Capital is a principal investment group focusing on investments across multiple asset classes in the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, collectively known as the SAMENA region. Samena Capital was established in 2008 by some of the most prominent valuepreneurs from the SAMENA region and is today uniquely capitalised with equity of approximately US$80 million.
Samena Capital currently manages total capital commitments of approximately US$1.0 billion across a range of closed-ended fund structures and is a Cayman Islands exempted company. It has four regulated investment advisors based in London (FCA), Dubai (DFSA), Hong Kong (SFC) and Mauritius (FSC).
Established in 2002, Standard Chartered Private Equity (“SCPE”) has invested over USD 5.7 billion in 90 companies across its target markets. Today, SCPE manages an AUM of over USD 2.4 billion. SCPE invests primarily in founder-led, entrepreneurial businesses. As a partner to its investee companies, SCPE leverages on its industry, consulting and financial backgrounds to create value by driving organic and acquisitive growth, executing prudent financial strategy and implementing best practices in governance, transparency and processes. By leveraging on the global expertise and local experience of over 50 investment professionals across 6 major cities, SCPE is an active owner that build market-leading companies across Asia, Africa and Middle East.
Tata is India’s largest and most diversified industrial grouping. Founded in 1868, the group has a history of creating and nurturing businesses. The Tata group is comprised of over 100 independent operating companies of which 29 are publicly listed and which together have an aggregate market capitalization of ~USD 145 billion (as at March 2018). During the financial year 2016-17, the total revenue of Tata companies was over USD 100 billion. Tata is arguably India’s most trusted and respected business house and its best recognized corporate brand. Tata Capital runs a market leading private equity franchise built on the Tata group’s foundation of leadership with trust.
The Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF) is a ~USD 600 million, India focused private equity fund raised from leading global institutions. TOF has a differentiated strategy of investing into proprietary deal situations leveraging the TOF team’s network, as well as its unique association with the Tata group and its ecosystem. TOF’s current investments span high growth markets within consumer, industrial, infrastructure, services and technology. Each of TOF’s portfolio companies has strong governance and management; a focused business strategy; highly respected Indian/global partners; and is typically a market leader of scale. The TOF Team has a unique combination of an experienced private equity investment team, supported by the expertise of its Operating Partners/Advisors, along with privileged access to the Tata group. As at March 31, 2018, the portfolio was tracking an IRR exceeding 27% in INR terms. In July 2018, TOF achieved its first exit from its portfolio from Varroc Engineering at a Gross MOIC of ~6.0x in INR terms. TOF has launched its successor fund, TOF II, with a similar strategy and size.
For more than 100 years, Kirkland & Ellis has been called upon to handle complex litigation, corporate, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters for global clients. Our principal goals have always been to provide the highest quality legal services available anywhere; to be an instrumental part of each client’s success; and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal talent. As the world’s largest law firm (ranked by total revenue), we have a strategic network of offices located in major business centers. Approximately 2,500 lawyers in varying practice areas work together as multilingual and multidisciplinary teams to provide the full-service capabilities our clients need for the legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.
Kirkland has presented in Asia for more than 20 years and has been one of the most trusted law firms in the region. With the opening of the Kirkland Hong Kong office in 2006, Shanghai in 2009 and Beijing in 2013, our approximately 115 lawyers in Asia — most of whom are fluent in Mandarin — offer clients a full service Asia practice, ranging from complex and multi-jurisdictional corporate, restructuring, investment funds, capital markets and finance matters, to complicated litigation, government enforcement and investigations. Kirkland’s Asia practice has earned high regards by reputable legal publications in recent years, having won awards including “Private Equity Firm of the Year 2018” by IFLR Asia Awards and “Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2017” by Mergermarket’s China M&A Awards. We are also awarded “Deal of the Year” and “Best Leveraged Finance Deal” by FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2017, “M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia” by The Asia Legal Awards 2018 and “Best Cross-border M&A Deal” by FinanceAsia China Awards 2018 for the privatization of Global Logistic Properties; “Capital Markets Deal of the Year” for the Qudian and Meitu’s IPO by Asia Business Law Journal 2017; and “Securities Deal of the Year (Equity)” for Sea Ltd.’s U.S. IPO by The Asia Legal Awards 2018.
L&L Partners is a leading full service law firm, with a team of over 300 counsels including 75 partners, with offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
In keeping with the Firm’s legacy of offering exceptional legal solutions & client advice; teams at the Firm ensure that clients receive practical, innovative & cost-effective advice in a responsive manner, while upholding the highest ethical standards. Enormous amounts of knowledge, experience & commitment, successfully help close/ resolve complex & high value transactions & disputes, with practical & creative legal solutions.
Consistently ranked and globally recognized as leaders in the field, we adopt a forward-looking approach towards the practice of law, combining both conventional practice areas & emerging sectors, setting benchmarks and the highest technical standards within the legal fraternity.
Whilst handling clients across major industry practice areas & sectors, we provide legal guidance & assistance to a wide range of domestic & international clients as well as foreign firms, adding to a multitude of global clients.
Since its inception in 1991 which coincides with India’s economic liberalization, L&L has assisted numerous multinational corporations to set up their presence in India, and navigate the complex Indian legal system.
Offering kosher solutions to the complex legal issues, the Firm advises on transactions and matters involving Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Competition & Anti-trust; Corporate Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration); Anti-Corruption & Compliance; International Trade (WTO) Laws and Policy & Advisory; Project, Infrastructure & Energy; Tax (Direct & Indirect); Real Estate & Construction; Aerospace & Defence (Procurement & Production); Insurance & Re-Insurance; Intellectual Property - Patent & Trademark; Oil & Gas; Health & Pharmaceuticals; Private Equity & Venture Capital Investments.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, founded on a century of legal achievement, is one of India’s leading full service law firms. Our mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration.
We are one of India’s most well recognised firms, and are known globally for our integrated approach. We are one of India’s most well recognised firms, and are known globally for our integrated approach. Our 520 lawyers including 103 partners provide exceptional services across practice areas which include General Corporate, Merger & Acquisition, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Project Finance, Capital Markets, Tax, Intellectual Property and Venture Capital.
We are at the forefront of global and Indian M&A and private equity transactions, cutting edge high risk litigation and advice on strategically important matters across a spectrum of practices and industries for our multi-jurisdictional clients.
We have a pan India presence, with offices in seven cities across India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
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Alea is a risk mitigation advisory firm. It focuses on assisting clients reduce reputation and operational concerns.
Alea’s professionals evaluate potential targets of investment opportunities. The firm has directed forensic reviews and due diligence assignments for private equity and hedge funds, corporations, listed companies, banks and sovereign funds.
Alea is ISO 9001:2015 QMS certified. It has a discrete network of confidential senior advisors associates developed over 30 years.
Service sectors include insurance, financial services, telecom, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, defence, real estate, retail, EPC, renewable energy, hospitality, education, logistics, diagnostics and healthcare.
Alea has offices in New Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai.