Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:05AM IST (5:35AM GMT)
India Modified: Fuelling India’s Economic Development
India’s largest and most prestigious private equity event, The AVCJ India Forum, to bring global Private Equity leaders gather to Mumbai to discuss how the domestic industry can prosper anew on December 02-03, 2014
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The outlook for India's private equity industry is more optimistic than it has been for a number of years. Investors are now seeking improved returns for lower fees, and greater transparency in a state of transition and many now believe that only adaptive funds will ultimately survive. Half a decade after the frothy vintages of 2006-2007, there is an industry-wide realisation that Private Equity must evolve in India to cope with an uneven performance record and a weakened economy by consolidating, and tweaking everything from fundraising methods, to portfolio management, exit vehicles, and even fund cycles. While changes are beginning to happen in the margins, investment cycles and the unwinding of portfolio companies dictate that this transformation will take time.
India’s most successful and well-respected private equity leaders will come together at the 15th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum. The AVCJ Forum will present in-depth analysis of the new government’s policies and their impact on private equity, to learn what exit strategies the leading GP’s are employing and to find out how LPs compare India as an investment destination compared with the rest of Asia. The Forum will provide an unrivalled opportunity to meet India’s leading GPs together with dozens of foreign institutional investors who are looking to increase their allocations to the country.
More than 45 industry experts will engage in thought provoking discussion about the Private Equity landscape in India. The event will be attended by over 250 private equity leaders including India's most successful and well-respected GPs, more than 50 global institutional investors. The Forum presents a distinguished platform to discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
Theme of this year’s forum includes:
Has the competitive landscape changed and what signs are present to show that the industry really has matured?
How are the new reforms impacting the industry?
A race to invest in sectors and how can you stay ahead of the game while sourcing deals
Is the economic environment still conducive to secondary investment? What are the challenges & opportunities?
Realising India’s potential through education and entrepreneurship
Risks and rewards in Indian investing
Secondary exits a necessary path to improve liquidity
How private equity and industry should collaborate
Key Speakers include:
Dr. Samiran Chakraborty, Regional Head of Research, India, Standard Chartered Bank
Markus Ableitinger, Managing Director & Co-head of Investment Management Asia, CAPITAL DYNAMICS
Yogesh Mahansaria, CEO, ALLIANCE TIRES
Peter Casey, Executive Chairman, CLADDAGH RESOURCES; Investor, DRAGONS’ DEN and Author, THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMPANY: THE STORY OF TATA
Sanjay Nayar, CEO, KKR INDIA
Ameera Shah, Managing Director & CEO, METROPOLIS HEALTHCARE
Sanjeev Aga, Former MD, IDEA CELLULAR; Director, MAHINDRA LOGISTICS
Manish Aggarwal, Partner – Corporate Finance, Infrastructure & Government Services & Head – Energy and Natural Resource, KPMG INDIA
AVCJ Group is the leading source of information on Asian private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions. A catalyst in the region, the Group has been providing editorial coverage, quality data and intelligent analysis to Asia's deal-making industry for more than 20 years.
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