Just 2 days left for India’s only private equity exits conference; register now

The first edition of VCCircle Private Equity Exits Conference 2014 is just three days away. The summit will be held on January 23 at Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai.

Exit, the lifeline of Private Equity space, is still in deep waters. So to address this core issue, VCCircle for the very first time will analyse all aspects of getting the superior exits for firms.

In panel and presentation formats, the conference will discuss in detail the exits achieved via M&A, buyback, secondaries and capital markets. Besides this, we have included special panels covering the exit strategies suitable to various sectors such as healthcare, infrastructure& manufacturing, IT and consumer internet. For more details on the updated agenda, click here.

The summit will bring together leading private equity investors, promoters/CEOs and the most active dealmakers in the ecosystem. 

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

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8:30am – 9:30am

Tea & Registration

9:30am – 9:40am

Introduction Note

9:40am – 10:30am

Panel I: Where Are Indian Private Equity Exits Stuck?  

How can 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? How will they evolve in the future? Which are the sectors that will see most of these exits over the next two years? How do fund managers and companies prepare for exits from day 1 of the investment? Where do the deals get stuck? How firms can overcome them? What can PE investors do to improve companys’ exit prospects? What creates 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

Vikram Nirula - Partner, India Value Fund

Darshika Kothari - Partner, AZB Partners (Moderator)

Sector Focus Panels

Our special sector focus panels will cover exit strategies. 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 – 11:10pm

Sector Focus I: Healthcare

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

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

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

11:10am – 11:40am

Tea & Networking Break

11:40am – 12:25pm

Panel II: Capital Markets & Other Innovative PE Exit Strategies

Amid the uncertainty that we see at a global macroeconomic level, the only certainty ahead is that capital markets will continue to fluctuate. The pressure on GPs to exit will only grow in the coming year. What are the factors hindering the most favourable option-IPO exits? What can revive the lost flavour of PE-backed IPO exits? Are PIPEs in India here to stay as several attractive assets are unable to find the liquidity they need through public channels? There will also be 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 routes? What are the pros and cons affecting these exit options?

Dr S Subramanian - MD, Axis Capital Ltd

Anup Bagchi - MD & CEO, ICICI Securities Ltd

12:25pm – 12:55pm

Presentation: Tax & Regulation - Conquering The Final Frontier

Gautam Mehra - Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited

12:55pm – 2:00pm

Lunch & Networking

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Sector Focus II: Infrastructure & Manufacturing

Hetal Gandhi - MD, Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd

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

Srinivas Chidambaram - MD, Jacob Ballas

Padmanabh Sinha - Managing Partner, Tata Capital (Moderator)

2:40pm – 3:20pm

Sector Focus III: IT & Consumer Internet

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

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

Subrata Mitra – Partner, Accel Partners (Moderator)

3:20pm – 3:50pm

Tea & Networking

3:50pm – 4:35pm

Panel III: 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 Sahney - MD, New Vernon Private Equity

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

Sunish Sharma - Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Kedaara Capital Advisors LLP

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

4:35pm – 5:20pm

Panel IV: 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 buybacks? Are management teams willing to use profit to fund buybacks? 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)

5:20pm – 5:30pm

Concluding Remarks

5:30pm – 6:30pm

VCCircle Wine & Cheese

This session will provide more networking time for investors, promoters and dealmakers over wine and cheese.

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