Throughout the years, the AVCJ India Forum has been a forerunner for the private markets industry and a place where the most influential international investors and Indian fund managers come together to exchange ideas and catch up on the latest trends affecting the industry.
In 2019, AVCJ India forum is celebrating its 20th anniversary with unrivalled content, distinguished speakers and superb networking.
The premier private equity & venture forum in India
Corporates that attended the Forum previously include:
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Adams Street Partners
AIM Corporate Services
Asia Climate Partners
Asian Development Bank
Bain Capital Advisors (India)
Baring Private Equity Asia
Bertelsmann India Investments
Bharucha & Partners
BlackRock Private Equity Partners
Brookfield Asset Management
Confiex Data Room
DMI Management Services
Dominor Investment Holding
Duff & Phelps
Ernst & Young
Everstone Capital Advisors
Fairwinds Private Equity
Fosun RZ Capital
IC Universal Legal
IDG Ventures India Advisors
IIFL Seed Venture
Incede Ventures, Agate Medical Investments
Indian Angel Network
Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA)
International Finance Corporation
International Financial Services
JM Financial Investment Managers
JP Morgan Private Equity Group
Khaitan & Co
L&T Infrastructure Finance
LGT Capital Partners
Luthra & Luthra Law Offices Mumbai
Madison India Capital
Max Life Insurance
Milestone Capital Advisors
Mitsui & Co. Global Investment
MUFG Securities Asia
NewQuest Capital Partners
Northrop of Grumman
Norwest (NVP) India
Oman India Joint Investment Fund
Pavilion Alternatives Group
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA)
Samena Capital Investments
SBI LIfe Insurance Company
Sen Family Office
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Shree Capital / Lexington Partners
Silicon Valley Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Tata Capital Growth Fund
Tata Opportunities Fund
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
The Carlyle Group
Zephyr Peacock India
... and many others!
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KPMG in India, a professional services firm, is the Indian member firm affiliated with KPMG International and was established in September 1993. Our professionals leverage the global network of firms, providing detailed knowledge of local laws, regulations, markets and competition. KPMG has offices across India in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Vadodara and Vijayawada.
KPMG in India offers services to national and international clients in India across sectors. We strive to provide rapid, performance-based, industry-focussed and technology-enabled services, which reflect a shared knowledge of global and local industries and our experience of the Indian business environment.
Affirma Capital is the newly formed, independent emerging market private equity firm owned and operated by the long-standing senior leadership of Standard Chartered Private Equity. We manage over US$3.5 billion in assets for leading global limited partners and sovereign wealth funds.
Affirma Capital helps build and nurture national and regional champions by investing in companies backed by strong management teams and founders. Throughout the management teams’ 17-year history of investing in emerging markets, we have deployed over US$6 billion in 100 companies across Asia, Africa and the Middle East and have returned over US$5 billion in cash proceeds to our investors at highly attractive rates of return. Our senior leadership spent over 10 years working together at Standard Chartered Private Equity prior to founding Affirma Capital.
Our investment philosophy, focused on selective origination, disciplined deal structuring and intensive portfolio management, has helped us build a superior track record with realized returns at a significant premium to the MSCI Emerging markets index.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 80,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
Founded in 1999, ChrysCapital is one of the largest and most established India-focused private equity firms. By any measure, ChrysCapital’s track record is one the strongest in the context of Indian private equity – $4 billion raised across 8 funds, 86 investments, and 67 full exits. The firm has fully realized five successive funds on schedule with strong US$ net returns, which is unprecedented not just in India, but potentially also emerging markets in general. Overall, ChrysCapital has invested $3.0 billion and realized $5.3 billion, which equates to a disproportionately high share of total PE realizations from India. 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).
FidelisWorld is specialist, differentiated growth equity investor - a unique investment firm with resources and networks dedicated towards identifying and exploiting lucrative investment opportunities in the applied technology, media & entertainment, and lifestyle ecosystem, with a focus on India.
We use our proprietary networks to identify companies and entrepreneurs that have credible track records and leadership positions or differentiation. These companies are profitable or near-profitable; have sustainable and scalable high-RoE business models; are disruptive or have defenses against disruption; are already global or have the potential to develop/acquire a global footprint; and where we can support management by providing capital and strategic guidance for growth.
We help our companies grow domestically, taking advantage of rapid growth in their home markets, while also helping them expand internationally, thereby diversifying sources of revenue and helping mitigate currency and political risks.
We seek to generate superior equity returns by establishing true partnerships and aligned incentives with entrepreneurs and company management. We prefer to take significant minority stakes, with meaningful governance and investment protection features, and focus our energies towards assisting management in value creation. We also leverage network effects within our portfolio and across borders to unlock stronger growth between assets.
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.
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance, and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public-sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,200 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
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 other institutional co-investors as well as management teams of high growth middle market companies that strive to shape the consumer, business services, technology and financial services industries in India. • Our typical investment consideration is $10 to $35 million in companies and we will also evaluate equity investments of up to $100 million in conjunction with our limited partners. • We are currently investing out of our most recent fund, Madison India Opportunities IV, which closed in November 2017. • We involve partners with operational backgrounds in the due diligence process and subsequent development of portfolio companies. While we are not involved with the day‐to‐day operations of companies we provide a resource and a constructive sounding board to our portfolio companies.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a global financial institution providing personal, corporate and investment banking services across our global network of 40 countries and regions, 16 of which are in Asia. We are driven by our commitment to lead the way in providing value to our customers and the markets in which we operate.
At Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, we understand the need for a law firm that is multi-dimensional and thinks strategically to enable businesses. The law firm should be able to recognise that every business goes through a series of events in its life-cycle, have the capability to anticipate the evolving changes, and continuously develop solutions in line with the clients’ needs and interests.
We strongly believe in living by the clients’ businesses, by taking a pragmatic business oriented view of the law, building a thorough understanding of the internal and external challenges and by understanding priorities of different stakeholders.
As a leading full-service law firm we align our interests with our clients’ business needs, follow a collaborative approach, and build a deep and dynamic understanding of clients’ businesses.
We value our client relationships and endeavour to be an integral part of their entire business Trilogy.
Alea Consulting is a global risk mitigation and investigative consulting firm, which helps organizations reduce reputational and operational concerns. Alea provides discreet and confidential corporate intelligence and consulting to help clients make better informed business decisions.
For over 16 years in India Alea has directed thousands of pre-transaction integrity due diligence assignments for private equity and hedge funds, corporations, listed companies, banks, strategic advisory institutions, international finance entities, and sovereign funds.
The company ensures quality and secured the first BSI ISO 9001:2015 QMS in its industry in India. With a network of strategic alliances and global associates, Alea has capabilities in over 50 countries.
Alea maintains strict client confidentiality and provides solutions that safeguard the reputation, integrity and best practices of its clients.
It operates in multiple locations across India with headquarters in New Delhi and with offices in Gurugram, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Hong Kong.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 40 offices worldwide and 3,000+ employees, Apex delivers a broad range of solutions to asset managers, allocators and financial institutions. The Group has continually improved and evolved its service suite to offer the broadest range of solutions in the industry, covering three key pillars: fund solutions, financial solutions and corporate solutions. Apex administers over $650 billion in assets globally.
ICICI Bank Ltd (BSE: ICICIBANK, NSE: ICICIBANK and NYSE: IBN) is a leading private sector bank in India. The Bank’s consolidated total assets stood at Rs 12,88,190 crore on Sep 30, 2019. ICICI Bank's subsidiaries include India's leading private sector insurance, asset management and securities brokerage companies, and among the country’s largest private equity firms. It is present across 15 countries, including India.
The Financial Sponsors Group (FSG) at ICICI Bank offers dedicated coverage to leading alternative capital providers. FSGs clientele includes all major global Sovereign Funds, Pension Funds, Private Equity Funds, other Alternative Asset Investors and Foreign Portfolio Investors. FSG adapts solution oriented approach and focus on value additions through products and services tailored to funds across their life cycle. FSG provides a "one-stop" solution to its clients across all ICICI Group products viz. Investment Banking, Transaction Banking, Corporate Banking, Custody, Treasury, Fixed Income to Equity Capital Markets.
The team comprises of senior professionals with experience across Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Structured Finance and Fund Management. FSG internally is supported by industry standard underwriting and syndication capabilities.
FSG, in less than 24 months, has established relationship with more than 150 Indian and Global Funds, covering private equity funds, sovereign funds, pension funds, endowments, and the likes - specialising across a variety of asset classes including equities, real assets, fixed income, special situations, infrastructure, real estate, etc. At ICICI, FSG team aspires to assist the Fund Houses by providing products and services across the life cycle of the fund life - starting from helping them deploy capital through structuring solutions, optimising capital allocation by underwriting/ arranging/ syndicating leverage, credit bonds, hedging, treasury and other specialised solutions.
At Goodwin, we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,200-plus lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart.
Private equity is in Goodwin’s DNA. With over 200 best-in-class corporate, fund formation, finance, regulatory and tax private equity specialists, we are able to provide a fully integrated private equity offering throughout the investment life-cycle. Our Private Equity practice counsels more than 500 private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, senior management teams and financial institutions.
Goodwin’s India group represents Indian companies, as well as other international clients, in a number of commercial transactions. We have a diverse practice that includes private equity, mergers and acquisitions and private investment funds. We have been named a leading international firm for India-related work for the twelfth consecutive year in a special report by India Business Law Journal, and we are also listed in the “Significant Players” category. We have also been recognized as a leading international law firm for Corporate/M&A in India by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific for many years including most recently in 2019.