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We are proud to announce the nominations for the debut VCCircle Awards 2012, which will recognise and celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses. These are the companies who have shown tremendous performance post-funding and are on way to achieve even greater heights. The final winners will be announced at the award ceremony to be held on the evening of February 14, 2012, at ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi.

An expert jury, comprising of industry veterans, academicians and consultants, picked the most outstanding Indian companies who have not only had a tremendous growth in their respective industries but also had a longstanding impact on the economy in general. The companies who have had at least one round of funding between 2007 and 2011 have been considered for this year's awards. The awards are given across sectors in venture capital and private equity categories. The awards will also recognise intermediaries - the law firms and investment banks of the year for their work in private equity in 2011.

Our jury chairman is Arun Duggal, chairman of Shriram Capital Ltd. The jury members include Luis Miranda, former chairman of IDFC Private Equity, Sri Rajan, Partner, Bain & Co, and Dr Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy. The jury was assisted by VCCEdge in research and validation of data.

The final nominations are:

PRIVATE EQUITY CATEGORIES

The best PE-backed Consumer Product/Service company

1Shakti Bhog Foods Limited

2Café Coffee Day Holdings

3Genesis Colors

4Tirumala Milk Products

The best PE-backed Financial Services company

1Angel Broking Ltd.

2AU Financiers India Pvt. Ltd.

3Bandhan Financial Services Ltd.

4Repco Home Finance Ltd.

The best PE-backed Healthcare Service company

1Arch Pharmalabs Ltd.

2Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

3Fortis Healthcare India Ltd.

4Narayana Hrudayalaya Pvt. Ltd.

The best PE-backed Infrastructure company

1AMR Constructions Ltd

2GPT Infraprojects Ltd

3Saisudhir Infrastructures Limited

4Hythro Power Corporation Ltd.

The best PE-backed IT company

1Glodyne Technoserve Ltd.

2Spanco Ltd.

3Trimax IT infrastructure & Services Ltd. 

4Intelenet Global Services

The best PE-backed Manufacturing company

1Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

2PME Power Solutions India Ltd

3Regen Powertech Pvt Ltd

4Tecpro Systems Ltd.

The best PE-backed Media & Communications company

1Matrix Cellular International

2Real Image Media Technologies

3Tulip Telecom Ltd.

4UFO Moviez India Ltd

VENTURE CAPITAL CATEGORIES 

The best VC-backed Consumer Internet company

1Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd. 

2Awari Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

3Consim Info Pvt. Ltd.

4Yatra Online Pvt Ltd

The best VC-backed Consumer Service/Product company

1Bakers Circle India Pvt. Ltd.

2Carnation Auto India Pvt. Ltd.

3Nashik Vintners Pvt. Ltd.

4Suminter India Organics Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed Financial Services company

1Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance Ltd.

2Equitas Micro Finance India Pvt. Ltd.

3NetAmbit InfoSource & e-Services Pvt. Ltd. 

4Share Microfin Ltd.

The best VC-backed Healthcare Services company

1MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd.

2Nova Medical Centers Pvt. Ltd.

3Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed IT company

1Manthan Software Services Pvt. Ltd.

2NetMagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

3Prizm Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

4UnitedLex BPO Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed Media & Communication company

1Ad2Pro Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

2Interactive Avenues Pvt. Ltd.

3Just Dial Ltd.

4One97 Communications Ltd.

ADVISOR CATEGORIES

Investment bank of the year - Private Equity

1Avendus Capital

2Ernst & Young

3o3 Capital Advisors

Law Firm of the year - Private Equity

1Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

2AZB & Partners

3Induslaw

How we picked the finalists

The companies were picked from the funded universe and then put through a screening to arrive at the Top 4 contenders for that category, which was evaluated on the basis of percentage growth in revenue, EBIDTA, PAT market share, and the impact on the industry.

The shortlisted nominations were then scrutinized for performance on a metric pegging the nominee’s performance against industry-specific benchmarks and that of its peers. Financial performance was judged on a variety of parameters including growth in revenue and profitability, and their sustainability, and the return generated on the investment. Besides financial performance, companies were also assessed on certain qualitative aspects including corporate governance, brand, existing and estimated market share, disruptive & innovative models the companies have pioneered if any.

The final winner from each category will be announced at the award ceremony, which will be held on the eve of VCCircle’s flagship annual event VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2012 (February 15-16 at ITC Sheraton, Saket), which will see a gathering of top global limited partners, Indian private equity investors, and corporate chieftains. The participation in awards function is only by invitation. For more details, write to awards@vccircle.com

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