Private equity is expected to play a significant role in India's infrastructure development, but regulatory constraints and disappointing returns are a turn-off for investors. Reform is required
South Asia | 20 Aug 2014 |
Samara Capital has acquired a 45% stake in the Indian arm of US data storage firm Iron Mountain for an undisclosed amount.
South Asia | 14 Aug 2014 |
Sabre Partners as led an $8 million Series B round of funding for Vyome Biosciences, an Indian bio-pharmaceutical company that specializes in dermatology.
Venture | 14 Aug 2014 |
With around two-thirds of India's 1.2 billion-strong population reliant on farming for a livelihood the importance of the monsoon season to the economy cannot be overstated. A weak monsoon can cut exports, drive food price inflation and ultimately cause...
South Asia | 13 Aug 2014 |
The election of Narendra Modi has breathed new hope into India’s beleaguered economy, with private equity investors anticipating much-needed reforms. But the road to recovery is long and likely uneven
Infrastructure | 13 Aug 2014 |
Indian early-stage investor Reservoir Investment Managers has reached a final close on its maiden fund, Exfinity Technology Fund - Series I (ETF-I) at INR1.25 billion ($20 million).
South Asia | 11 Aug 2014 |
Skymet Weather Services, an Indian provider of weather forecast solutions for the agricultural sector, has raised $4.5 million Series B round of funding led by dmg::information Asia Pacific, a unit of UK media group Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT)....
South Asia | 07 Aug 2014 |
The Xander Group has invested INR4 billion ($65 million) in India realty firm Supertech to finance township and housing projects in Gurgaon in North India.
South Asia | 06 Aug 2014 |
Qualcomm Ventures, the venture investment unit of US chip-maker Qualcomm, has invested in India's Portea Medical, a provider of in-home healthcare services. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
South Asia | 01 Aug 2014 |
Piramal Enterprises - the flagship business of Indian conglomerate Piramal Group - is teaming up with Dutch pension fund manager APG Asset Management to invest up to $1 billion in India infrastructure companies over the next three years.
Infrastructure | 31 Jul 2014 |
Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart has raised $1 billion from new and existing backers in what is one of the biggest funding rounds raised by an e-commerce company globally and the single largest round by an internet company in the country.
South Asia | 30 Jul 2014 |
Apax Partners is investing INR5 billion($83.2 million) in Cholamandalam Investment & Finance (CIF), a non-banking finance company (NBFC), in exchange for potential 8% stake.
South Asia | 29 Jul 2014 |
Inventus Capital Partners and IDG Ventures India have led a $2 million Series A round of funding for Peel-works, a Mumbai-based software as a service (SaaS) and big data analytics firm.
South Asia | 29 Jul 2014 |
Sequoia Capital and Mayfield Advisors have invested $16 million in India's Knowlarity Communications, a cloud telephony and call handling solutions provider.
South Asia | 28 Jul 2014 |
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For 27 years, the AVCJ Forum has brought together leading investors from across the globe for three days of high-level dialogue, debate and networking. In a programme that combines strategic and tactical issues, you'll hear from some of the world's most successful deal makers as they share their insights on the opportunities for private equity investors going forward.
11-13 November 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai