India’s largest LP-GP Summit only a week away; block your seat now

The fourth edition of VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit, India's only LP-GP conclave, will be held on February 20 & 21 at JW Marriott, Mumbai.

The summit will be attended by prominent domestic and international LPs, as well as CEOs and Managing Partners of leading Indian private equity and venture capital funds.

The summit focuses on Indian private equity investment and fundraising market, the key macro factors governing India’s economic growth; where India is headed in the next few years in terms of economy, corporate and private equity industry; essentials of making money for LPs in a difficult PE environment; what opportunities are available in the growth investment market; private equity secondaries market; unique GP characteristics that have driven successful partnerships in India; private equity as an asset class for large Indian conglomerates; concerns on Indian private equity exits; managing Indian portfolio companies; Indian venture capital versus other asset classes; opportunities for mega control buyouts and Indian real estate private equity, among others.

Below is the latest agenda with the updated speaker list.

Registration for the conference is still open. To block your seat today, write to Kanika/Sandeep at or call 0120-4171111.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

9:25 am – 9:55 am

Keynote Address I: Insights Into The Evolving Global Private Equity Industry & Its Lessons For India

9:55 am – 10:25 am

Keynote Address II: Key Macro Factors Governing India’s Economic Growth: Strengths & Weaknesses

Dr Kirit S Parikh – Former Member, Planning Commission, and Chairman, Integrated Research & Action for Development

10:25 am – 11:10 am

India Reboot: Where Are We Headed In The Next Years: Economy, Corporate Inc. & Private Equity

Saurabh Mukherjea – Head of Equities, Ambit Capital

Sujan Hajra – Chief Economist, Anand Rathi

Tushar Poddar – MD & Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs

Roopa Purushothaman – MD & Head – Research, Everstone Capital (Moderator)

11:10 am – 11:30 pm

Tea & Networking Break

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Essentials Of Making Money For LPs In A Difficult PE Environment: Lessons From Last 15 Years

Niten Malhan – MD, Warburg Pincus

Gulpreet Kohli – MD, ChrysCapital

Jaganath Swamy – VP, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Ltd

Shrija Agrawal – Associate Editor, VCCircle (Moderator)

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Keynote Address: The Benjamin Button Effect: The Distinctiveness Of Economic, Political & Social Evolution In India

Why does India display characteristics that others find difficult to comprehend? Why doesn’t it follow the path taken by other emerging countries? Is India really that different and if so, why? In its youth, it looks frayed and old and in its ancient traditions, it looks young and fresh – a bit like Benjamin Button!

R Gopalakrishnan – Non Executive Director, Tata Sons

12:45 pm – 1:45pm

Lunch & Networking

1:45 pm – 2:30pm

What Are The Economic Hurdles To Growth In India; What Needs To Change

Rahul Bhasin – Managing Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners

Nainesh Jaisingh – MD & Global Co-Head, Standard Chartered Private Equity

Nirav Kachalia – MD, Morgan Creek Capital Management

Avneet S. Kochar – Former Director, Alternative Investments, AT&T Investment Management Corp. (Moderator)

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Indian Regulatory Framework: Is There A Silver Lining For Indian PE

Karan Singh – Partner, Corporate, Private Equity and M&A, Trilegal

Himanshu Mandavia – Partner, BSR & Associates

Gaurav Mathur – MD, India Equity Partners

3:15 pm – 3:35 pm

Tea & Networking Break

3:35 pm – 4:20 pm

The Me-too Growth Investment Market: Is There Any Juice Left?

Hetal Gandhi – MD, Tano Capital

Padmanabh Sinha – Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund

Mukul Gulati – MD, Zephyr Peacock Management India

Gopal Srinivasan – MD, TVS Capital Funds (Moderator)

4:20 pm – 5:05 pm

Private Equity Secondaries Market & Its Unique Opportunities For India

Viswanathan Parameswar – Vice-President, Adveq

Anand Sunderji – Regional Representative, Paul Capital

Satish Mandhana – Managing Partner, IDFC Alternatives

Rajesh Singhal – Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund

7:00pm – 9:00 pm

VCCircle Awards 2013 Ceremony

The 2nd edition of VCCircle Awards will celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses and pick the most outstanding Indian companies who not only had a tremendous growth in their respective industries, but also had a long-standing impact on the economy and the industry in general. For this year’s awards, we will pick companies who have had at least one round of funding since January 1, 2007. The awards will also recognise the best intermediaries – law firms and investment banks – who have facilitated such investments. The time frame for awards for investment bank and law firm categories will be CY2012.

9:00 pm onwards

VIP Dinner – By invitation only

Thursday, February 21, 2013

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Limited Partners Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:15 am

What Unique GP Characteristics Have Driven Successful Partnerships In India

Kutty Dutta – Investment Manager, Coller Capital

Arjun Bawa – Director, Pinebridge

Varun Sood – Managing Partner, Capvent

Nupur Garg – Investment Officer, IFC (Moderator)

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Session: Private Equity Business As An Asset Class For Large Indian Conglomerates

Praveen Kadle – CEO, Tata Capital

Sahad P.V. – Founder & Editor, VCCircle

10:45 am – 11:30am

Concerns On Indian Private Equity Exits; Lessons From Other Markets

Maninder Saluja – Co-Head, Private Equity, Quilvest

Kiran Rao – Principal, Grove Street Advisors LLC

Pratima Divgi – Investment Director, Squadron Capital

Nishesh Dalal – Partner, KPMG (Moderator)

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Tea & Networking Break

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Managing Indian Portfolio Companies; Working With The Promoter, Tackling Corporate Governance, Creating Exits

Pawan Singh – MD, Bain Capital

JM Trivedi – Partner, South Asia, Actis

Deepak Shahdadpuri – MD, Beacon India Private Equity Fund (Moderator)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Session: Contentious Scenarios for PE Investors – Legal Mitigation and Management

Harsh Pais – Partner, Corporate, Private Equity and M&A, Trilegal

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Is Indian Venture Capital Attractive Vs Other Asset Classes; Key Drivers, Mapping Current Portfolio, Exits

Sudhir Sethi – MD, IDG Ventures

Sasha Mirchandani – MD, Kae Capital

Chris Loh – Partner, Axiom Asia (Moderator)

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Is Indian Landscape Conducive To Mega Control Buyouts

Mathew Cyriac – Managing Director, Blackstone

Devinjit Singh – Managing Director, Carlyle

Shashank Singh – MD, Apax Partners (Moderator)

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Tea & Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Has Indian Real Estate Private Equity Delivered According To Expectations

Subhash Bedi – MD, Red Fort Capital

Rahul Rai – Head, Real Estate Investments, ICICI Portfolio Management Services

Sunil Rohokale – CEO & MD, ASK Group

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Concluding Remarks

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