How to get a successful exit in Indian private equity, find the answers at our first ever PE Exits conference


  • 09 Jan 2014
How to get a successful exit in Indian private equity, find the answers at our first ever PE Exits conference

The first edition of VCCircle Private Equity Exits Conference 2014 will be held on January 23, Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai. 

Why have we conceptualised a conference like this? The biggest bane of the Indian private equity industry is lack of exits. The first of its kind conference is going to examine all aspects of getting a superior exit to the investors. There are panels discussing exits in various sectors such as healthcare, IT and consumer internet, infrastructure and manufacturing. 

We are also exploring exits via M&A, buyback, secondaries and capital markets. We have speakers from both investing and corporate community who have done exits successfully.  


Here is the agenda and speakers (subject to changes as we are expecting more confirmations).  


8:30am – 9:30am


Tea & Registration

9:30am – 9:40am

Introduction Note 


9:40am – 10:30am

Keynote Panel: Where Are Indian Private Equity Exits Stuck?  

How do India private equity funds achieve high quality exits in 2014? What is the state of current portfolio companies in India - how are they rated in quality? Of the various exit strategies, which are the ones most suited for the India market and how will they evolve in the future? Which are the sectors that will see most of these exits over the next 2 years? How do fund managers and companies prepare for exits from day 1 of the investment? Where do the deals get stuck - how to overcome them? What can the private equity investors do to improve its company’s exit prospects? What creates the best promoter-investor partnerships? How can an investor have its company’s corporate governance in control? 


Shashank Singh - Partner, Apax Partners India Advisers Private Limited

Shomik Mukherjee - Partner, Actis Advisers Pvt. Ltd

Darshika Kothari - Partner, AZB Partners (Moderator)  


Sector Focus Panels

Our special sector focus panels will cover the exit strategies suitable for each? How do you build companies for exits under each sector? What are the most suited exit strategies for each sector among M&A, PE secondaries, Capital markets, Promoter buyback and other options? 

10:30am – 11:10am

Sector Focus I: Healthcare

Dr. Om Manchanda - CEO, Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

Dr. B. S. Ajai Kumar - founder-chairman & CEO, HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd.

Vikram  Nirula - Partner, India Value Fund (Moderator) 

11:10am – 11:40am

Tea & Networking Break 

11:40am – 12:20pm

Sector Focus II: Infrastructure & Manufacturing

Hetal Gandhi - MD, Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd

Srinivas Chidambaram - MD, Jacob Ballas

Padmanabh Sinha - Managing Partner, Tata Capital (Moderator) 

12:20pm – 12:50pm

Presentation: Tax & Regulation - Conquering The Final Frontier

Gautam Mehra - Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited 

12:50pm – 2:00pm

Lunch & Networking 

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Sector Focus III: IT & Consumer Internet

Sharad Sanghi - CEO & MD, NetMagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Durgashankar S - Executive Vice President - M&A, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Krishnan Ganesh - Founder & Ex-CEO, TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd

Subrata Mitra – Partner, Accel Partners (Moderator) 

2:40pm – 3:25pm

VCCircle Lounge

A special session, where buyers and sellers can connect one on one in an enclosed area, where each buyer gets to connect with each seller for five minutes each. To apply for this session, contact Sandeep/ Shikhil at register@vccircle.com or 0120-4171111 

2:40pm – 3:25pm

Panel IV: Private Equity Secondaries

What is the total pool of funded portfolio companies suitable for secondaries? Which sectors do they lie in? What is the quality of these assets? What are the hurdles to some of these deals – how can investors overcome them? At what valuations are these deals available - are they justified? Do existing portfolio companies really have corporate governance in control? When is the right time to exit for a secondary transaction? 

Rajiv Sawhney - MD, New Vernon Private Equity

Bala Deshpande - Sr. MD, NEA (India) Pvt Ltd

Raghunath T V - MD & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company (Moderator)

3:25pm – 3:45pm

Tea & Networking 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Panel V: Private Equity Exits Via Promoter Buyback

Are several PE funded companies taking recourse to a buy back strategy? What are the average returns investors can expect? When should promoters/investors consider buyback? Are management teams willing to utilize profit to fund the buy back? How can the promoter/management finance this strategy? 

Rajiv Sharma - CEO, Sterling Hospitals

Shyam Sundar - Partner, IDFC Alternatives

Rajesh Shrivastava - Chairman & MD, Rabo Private Equity (Moderator) 

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Panel VI: Capital Markets & Other Innovative PE Exit Strategies

What are the factors hindering the most favorable option-IPO exits? What can revive the lost flavor of PE-backed IPO exits? What is the scope for structured exits back to promoter? Quick peek on: Break-ups, roll up, portfolio sale. Will India witness such mode of exits in coming years? What set of PE investors would wish to adopt such non-typical exit route and what are the pros and cons affecting these exit options? 

Dr. S. Subramanian - MD, Axis Capital Ltd

Anup Bagchi - MD & CEO, ICICI Securities Ltd

Shantanu Rastogi - Principal, General Atlantic Pvt. Ltd (Moderator) 

5:15pm – 5:25pm

Concluding Remarks 

5:25pm – 6:25pm

VCCircle Wine & Cheese

Continue the discussion & networking of the day with more social time with top investors, promoters and dealmakers over wine & cheese.

 For registrations, Click here or write to: register@vccircle.com/0120-4171111 

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