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IVFA's Vishal Nevatia on investment strategy, exit pipeline & portfolio performance

The managing partner of the PE firm says gross IRR across funds has been 24-28 per cent.

Shruti Ambavat
Vishal Bali on PE opportunity in healthcare, his own venture Medwell & more

The former CEO of Fortis says he is convinced about building a pan-Asia healthcare business.

Jasleen Kaur Batra
We will make first close for new VC fund this quarter: Ventureast founder Sarath Naru

It invests $5-15 million in portfolio companies over a period.

Hiral Trivedi
We will be back in mkt to raise capital soon to create barriers to entry: Stayzilla

The firm is looking to double its inventory to 50,000 properties in a year.

Priyanka Sahay
Accel Partners' Subrata Mitra on investment strategy in new fund, LPs & valuations

The firm has just raised the third-largest pool of VC money to invest in India.

Shruti Ambavat
Real opportunity for PE in India will come from 2016-17: Amit Chandra of Bain Capital

The surge in valuation has made 2015 a tough year for investments, says Chandra.

Shruti Ambavat
We may look at an IPO in two years: GSK Velu, MD of Trivitron Healthcare

Velu says the market for medical devices is untapped.

Jasleen Kaur Batra
Paddy Sinha of Tata's flagship PE fund on valuations, sectors of interest & more

He says if GPs generate predictable modest returns, LPs would be happy.

Shruti Ambavat
We are now bigger in India than Uber in its home country US: Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal

Ola claims it now has 1.15 lakh vehicles including autos on its network.

Nikita Peer
Sharad Mittal of Motilal Oswal Real Estate on fundraising and investment strategy

It is deploying capital from its second realty fund.

Swet Sarika
We want to be build Hopscotch as the most profitable baby products e-tailer: Rahul Anand

Hopscotch, which just raised $11 million, claims it is doing 1,500 orders a day.

Nikita Peer
Our ideal goal is to do an IPO by 2016-17: Tiger Ramesh, CEO of CSS

The firm has hit the $200 million annualised revenue mark.

Bhawna Gupta
Vatika Group is currently focused on raising capital from global PE funds: Vineet Taing

He says the realtor has also done its ground work for a possible IPO in future.

Swet Sarika
We want to focus on and dominate categories without a standard product catalogue: ShopClues

The firm raised around $135 million in VC funding to date.

Priyanka Sahay
Narayana Health's Viren Shetty on expansion road-map, acquisition strategy & more

The second-largest hospital operator in India is eyeing an IPO.

Jasleen Kaur Batra
Lenskart's Peyush Bansal on new funding, why he shut down three other e-com sites & more plans to cover 40-50 cities by the end of this year.

Priyanka Sahay
Realty market is likely to return to normalcy by second half of 2015, says Indiabulls’ Akshay Gupta

Green shoots of recovery in the sector are already seen, he says.

Swet Sarika
Undeterred customer-centricity continues to be our driving force, says Amazon’s Amit Agarwal

We always work backwards from customers, he says.

Priyanka Sahay
‘Our focus is on consolidating at the moment,’ says Villoo Patell of Avesthagen

Patell is looking to raise as much as $80 million in PE funding across the company and its four new units.

Jasleen Kaur Batra
'We will buy assets that are complementary to our game plan’: IndiaHomes' Samarjit Singh

Soon after buy-out of Unesta, the company is considering two more acquisitions.

Nikita Peer




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