ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

Gestation period of investments in India is comparatively longer: Axiom Asia’s Chris Loh

January 23, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Singapore-based private equity firm Axiom Asia Private Capital (Axiom Asia), which has marked the final close of its fourth fund of funds Axiom Asia IV, L.P recently, is largely bullish about investment opportunities in India.

Rocket Internet raises $1 bn in new fund

January 19, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Rocket Internet SE, the German investment firm that has struggled with its bets on Indian companies, has raised $1 billion in a new fund to back Internet companies globally.

How Karvy Capital is taking an offbeat route for real estate play with new fund

January 19, 2017 | Swet Sarika

Karvy Capital Ltd, the asset management arm of financial services firm Karvy Group, is putting together a plan to launch an alternative investment fund that would back private companies through a mixture of debt and equity, two people familiar with the company’s plans told VCCircle.

Scored above-threshold returns in eight of 10 exits: Aditya Birla PE's Muthukumaran

January 19, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Aditya Birla Private Equity, part of the billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla-led diversified Aditya Birla Group, started investing nine years ago and built a portfolio of a dozen-and-a-half companies. The PE firm launched its first fund with a corpus of Rs 881 crore in 2009.

India Value Fund Advisors rebrands to True North, realigns sector focus

January 18, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Sector-agnostic and homegrown private equity firm India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) has unveiled a new brand identity and would now be known as True North (Managers). The firm has also realigned its sector focus, it said in a statement.  

IDFC Alternatives partners Parampara Capital to enter early-stage investment space

January 17, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

IDFC Alternatives, the private equity arm of IDFC group, is partnering with venture capital firm Parampara Capital to launch an early stage fund targeting at innovative startups, it said in a statement.

SBI co-sponsored OIJIF hits first close for new mid-market private equity fund

January 13, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Oman India Joint Investment Fund Management Co Ltd (OIJIF), a mid-market private equity firm co-sponsored by State Bank of India and State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF), has marked the first close of its second fund at $220 million, the firm said.

How IDFC Alternatives' new sector-agnostic PE fund would follow a different strategy

January 12, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

IDFC Alternatives, the private equity arm of IDFC group, has marked the first close of its fourth private equity fund at $100 million, a top executive told VCCircle.   

CalPERS’ India exposure falls for second year in a row

January 11, 2017 | Joseph Rai

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest US pension fund, has posted a drop in its India exposure for the second year in a row as the fair value of the real assets it holds plunged.

Deepak Shahdadpuri-led InseadAlum Ventures unveils $700K fund

January 10, 2017 | Binu Paul

Singapore-based InseadAlum Ventures has launched a $700,000 (SGD1 million) fund to invest globally in startups founded by Insead alumni, it said in a statement.

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