Funding Strategies For 2009

VCCircle Investment Forum (fourth edition)

Date: Monday, February 9, 2009 (10am-5pm)

Venue: Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

For online registration: Click here.

For more details, write to or call Ben Mathew on 0120-4540483

(Attendee fee: Rs 3,500; 10% early bird concession for a limited period) 


Why you should attend:

2009 is expected to be a lull year for the economy. The growth is going to soften. For some, the profits may see a decline too. That is not really bad news since it's a prelude to our next stage of growth. The good news is a lot of froth built up in the last few years have begun to disappear.

Interestingly, the year may throw up exciting opportunities for dealmakers. The private equity and venture capital investors think this will be the best time to invest with valuations and promoter expectations tempering down. After all, private equity investors have only started nibbling at the Indian economy.

For companies - real businesses with real business models - this is a good time to approach investors for capital to invest in their core businesses. There is money, as they say in PE industry, "dry powder", available.

As the turbulent 2009 presents new challenges, that calls for innovative funding strategies. 

Funding Strategies For 2009 is the theme of the fourth edition of VCCircle Investment Forum to be held in Kolkata's Oberoi Grand on Monday, February 9, 2008. This will be Kolkata's largest private equity gathering yet with some of the top fund managers from Mumbai and elsewhere congregating in the city. Joining them will be representatives from high potential companies, investment banks, and consultants.

The agenda includes the outlook for private equity and venture capital for 2009 and the ways to navigate the tough times. We will also have panels on investing in family run businesses, and experts talking on key sectors like healthcare, education, logistics and even why PE should look at traditional sectors. We will be updating with the detailed agenda this week.

The event is presented by India Value Funds, India's leading private equity fund with $600 million under management. The co-presenter is TVS Capital, a fund promoted by TVS Group and Shriram Group, which has $150 million under management. Associate sponsors: o3 Capital, Indcap EI Financial Advisors. Local partners: Singhi & Co./Horwath. Kolkata chapters of Conferederation of Indian Industry and The Indus Entrepreneurs are also coming together to make this initiative a benchmark forum for the East. 



Harsha Raghavan, Managing Director, Candover Private Equity

Sudhir Kamat, Partner, 2i Capital

Deepak Shahdadpuri, Beacon India Private Equity

Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Capital

Gaurav Mathur, Managing Director, India Equity Partners

George Thomas, Partner, India Value Fund

Siddharth Dhondiyal, India Value Fund

Cyrus Driver, Director, Helix Investments

Suresh Raju, General Partner, TVS Capital

Rakesh Sony, Director, Motilal Oswal Venture Capital

Pradeep Tagare, Investment Director, Intel Capital

Sandeep Malhotra, Senior Director, ICICI Venture


...more speakers joining.

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