What does 2010 hold for PE & VC Investing?

As you would be aware, after falling-off-a-cliff in late 2008, Private Equity & Venture Capital investments in India have displayed steady signs of recovery since mid-2009. The environment for exits too has clearly improved with sharp up-tick in IPO and M&A activity. However, the scenario for new fund raising still remains murky. In this context, my firm Venture Intelligence is bringing together key players in the Indian PE and VC ecosystem at the APEX ’10 conference next month to introspect and brainstorm on the way forward.

The event, scheduled for February 4 at Mumbai, will feature high power panel discussions on the year ahead for Private Equity and Venture Capital in India. The event will also feature special panel discussions on PE/VC investments in various sectors including Telecom, Education, Financial Services and Healthcare & Life Sciences.

Speakers at APEX’10 include:

• Varun Sood, Managing Partner, Capvent
• Vani Kola, MD, NEA Indo-US Ventures
• Raja Kumar KEC, CEO, UTI Ventures
• Hari Buggana, MD, Evolvence India Life Sciences Fund
• Manik Arora, MD, IDG Ventures India
• Sunil Kanoria, Director, Quippo Telecom Infrastructure
• Mahesh Choudhary, CEO, Microqual Techno
• Dr. Bala Manian, CEO, ReaMetrix
• Chetan Tamhankar, CEO, SIRO Clinpharm
• S. Nandakumar, CEO, Perfint Healthcare
• Swapan Bhattacharya, MD, TCG Lifesciences
• Padmaja Gangireddy, MD, Spandana
• V.P Nandakumar, Chairman, Manappuram General Finance
• Madhusudan Menon, Chairman, Micro Housing Finance Corp.
• K. Ganesh, CEO, TutorVista
• Rajesh Bhatia, MD, Tree House Education

More information about APEX ’10 is available at http://ventureintelligence.in/ev040210.htm

I would be happy to organize a few complimentary passes for the conference for entrepreneurs from this group. Interested members can email their name, designation, company name and contact no. to info@ventureintelligence.in. Please make sure to include “VentureWoods” in the subject line. Look forward to interacting with a few VW members at APEX’10.

1 Response to “What does 2010 hold for PE & VC Investing?”

  1. Mahesh Patel says:

    2010 looks quite promising for PE and Venture capital investments. With the onset of other financial instruments grabbing the market share, the PE and VC could take a backseat, but not to a great extent. It is something which can’t be so quickly forecasted. Private equity is an ancient practice and with plethora of public investments flooding into the market, it has anyways loosened its grip. Apart from that, several private companies, sooner or later turn towards becoming an IPO and thus lose the credentials of a private equity. Similar is the case somewhere with venture capital. With several investors today, the market share is easily accomplished. Apart from these, introduction of simpler norms for mutual funds and other such sectors has made investment in them more viable and lucrative. Foreign direct investment norms have further prodded investments to the open market. As of now, both PE and VC look a bit bleak but will always remain as a foundation for several newcomers. Check GEPL for their online equity broking services and regular updates at http://www.guptaequities.com

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