India’s investment potential high but risks remain: Panellists at VCCircle LP summit

March 01, 2017 | Ankit Doshi

An increasing number of general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) at private equity firms are viewing India as an attractive investment destination compared with developed and emerging markets where political and financial market risks may hamper their bets.

Why India may be at a tipping point to attract large local investors for PE firms

March 01, 2017 | Maulik Vyas

The flow of domestic capital into private equity funds is still low in India but this could change in coming years as local institutions and affluent individuals deploy more money for such investments, said panellists at the News Corp VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2017.

PE investors’ sweet spot, preferred exit mode & which LPs to woo: VCCircle survey

March 01, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Private equity dealmaking in India is set to rebound in 2017 after a slowdown last year with financial services and healthcare sectors on top of the investors’ radar, a VCCircle survey shows.

PE, VC fund managers say 2017 will be a better vintage year for deals: VCCircle survey

March 01, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Private equity and venture capital dealmaking is likely to pick up pace this year as investors look to make fresh bets after a muted 2016, shows a VCCircle survey of PE and VC firms.

IFMR Investment floats two debt funds to raise up to $127 mn

February 28, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

IFMR Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of IFMR Capital Finance Pvt. Ltd, has floated two debt funds to raise a total of up to Rs 850 crore ($127 million). 

Exclusive: Anicut Capital raises bulk of maiden SME fund

February 28, 2017 | Swet Sarika

Anicut Capital LLP, a Chennai-based asset management company, has raised bulk of capital for its maiden small and medium enterprise (SME) fund that has a target corpus of Rs 300 crore (around $45 million), a top company executive told VCCircle. 

DSG Consumer Partners hits final close of new fund at $40 mn

February 27, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Deepak Shahdadpuri-led early-stage investment firm DSG Consumer Partners has achieved the final close of its second fund at $40 million (Rs 267 crore), a media report said. 

IL&FS forms $550 mn distressed assets investment platform with Lone Star Funds

February 26, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) has formed a joint investment platform with American private equity fund house Lone Star for stressed infrastructure projects in India.

Ventureast floats early-stage fund to back health-tech startups

February 24, 2017 | Varun Arora

Early-stage investor Ventureast Fund Advisors India Ltd is raising a new $4 million ($26.6 crore) fund to make angel and seed investments in digital healthcare startups.

Exclusive: Baring PE India out to raise fourth fund

February 23, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan & Swet Sarika

Baring Private Equity Partners India Ltd (Baring PE India), one of the oldest PE firms in the country, has kicked off a process to raise its fourth fund, nearly a decade after its last offering, people familiar with the firm’s plans told VCCircle.