"Investing In A Perfect Storm": VCCircle’s Hyderabad Conference Theme

"Investing In A Perfect Storm": VCCircle’s Hyderabad Conference Theme


  • 21 Oct 2008


The stock markets are at a two-year low. The US and European markets have been in a turmoil, and the global economy is feared to be moving into a recession. There is a liquidity crunch so much so that even banks are borrowing at exorbitant rates.

Companies are looking at cutting costs. Some have begun downsizing. The policymakers world over are on an action drive. There is a concerted move from central banks of all major countries to cut interest rates. The governments have come up with bailouts of billions of dollars to save their financial institutions. The markets are in a flux. In short, the economy has got everyone down in the dumps.


...But Not Out

Is it the time to withdraw into the cocoon of despair and do nothing about it? It's not. It's just that you need to respond to the changing market realities appropriately. Fund raising in the current environment has gotten only tough, but not impossible. The deals may have come down, but they are indeed happening. There are funds still sitting with cash and looking for deals in this downmarket.

So it's not the time for inaction, but action. It's not the end of the road, but just a sharp turn which you need to navigate carefully.


VCCircle is organising its first conference in Hyderabad - Growth Capital Forum: "Investing In A Perfect Storm", which will discuss all this and much more. The conference is presented by India Value Fund, a leading Indian private equity fund with $600 million under management. Co-sponsors include UTI Ventures and TVS Capital, while associate sponsors include Evolvence India Life Sciences Fund, o3 Capital and RCS Group.

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008

Time: 10 AM to 6 PM


Location: Taj Krishna, Hyderabad

Attendee fee: Rs 4,000 per head.

Early birds discount: 20% (Rs 3,200) Available only for a limited period.



Atul Kapur - Managing Director, Indivision Capital

Shailesh Pathak - Senior Director, ICICI Venture


K.V. Ramakrishna - Director and Partner, Kotak Private Equity

Sudhir Sethi - Chairman & Managing Director, IDG Ventures India

Mukund Krishnaswami, Founder and Managing Director, Lighthouse Funds

Aluri Srinivasa Rao - Managing Director, Private Equity, Morgan Stanley

Gopal Srinivasan - Chairman, TVS Shriram Growth Fund

Hari Buggana - Managing Director, Evolvence India Lifesciences Fund

Ravi Adusumalli - General Partner, SAIF Partners

Deepak Shahdadpuri - Managing Director, Baer Capital Partners

Vishal Sharma - Founder & Managing Director, Tuscan Ventures

George Thomas - Managing Partner, India Value Fund

Jimmy Mahtani - Head, India Investments, Baring Asia

Dr Jasmin Patel - Managing Director, Fidelity International

Abhijit Roy - COO & Director, Totem Infrastructure

Praveen Chakravarty - COO, BNP Asia Securities

Cyrus Driver - Director, Helix Investments

and ...more.

Find out what the brightest minds in Indian private equity and business have to say about dealmaking in a downturn. How long will the slowdown last? Does that mean a slowdown in deals? Is enough capital available for India Inc? How do companies raise capital to roll out

their products or expand their businesses so they are ready to take advantage of an upturn? What are the innovative financing and deal making models available in the current environment?

The full day conference will see more than a dozen eminent speakers sharing their minds on these crucial questions. Then there are sector specific panels on education, healthcare and infrastructure and related services.

Why Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh has been one of the largest drawer of private equity funds in the last two years. The state has received more than $1 billion in private equity investments in more than 15 deals  in the last two years. The sectors that attracted capital include infrastructure, construction, engineering, healthcare and pharma, IT/ITES, education and microfinance. The city will now see one of the largest confluence of private equity investors through VCCircle's Growth Capital Forum on November 13.

Register your seat today.

For online registration and payment, click on the button right.


For offline registration (open till November 08), please send us your details (name, designation, organisation and address) and a check/DD in favour of Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.

Address to be sent:

Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt Ltd

B-16, Shekhar

Mayur Vihar, Phase I

New Delhi - 110091

For any queries, write to events@vccircle.com or call Ben Mathew on 91-11-65090934

or Mobile         +91 9871468869

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