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Ola, Bandhan, Laurus, Trimax, Vini, Zomato among winners of VCCircle Awards 2015

18 February, 2015

Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Ltd, Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, Green Infra Ltd, Varsity Education Management Pvt Ltd and Laurus Labs Pvt Ltd were among the winners of VCCircle Awards 2015 declared on Wednesday in Mumbai. While N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd and Avendus won awards for investment bankers of the year, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Company Ltd and AZB & Partners emerged winners among law firms.

The fourth edition of VCCircle Awards, India’s only platform that recognises the best performing private equity or venture capital-backed companies and transaction advisors, was held in the evening of February 18 at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

The guest of honour for the evening was Ashish Chauhan, MD &CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, and the function was attended by top entrepreneurs, CEOs, fund managers and other industry stalwarts.

The awards were bestowed to outstanding Indian companies that not only recorded tremendous growth in their respective industries, but also had a long-standing impact on the economy and the industry in general. And the best intermediaries in private equity transactions space – investment banks and the law firms – were honoured too.

A six-member jury, comprising industry veterans and long-time watchers of businesses, judged the winners after a rigorous evaluation on the basis of a variety of qualitative and quantitative parameters – such as financial performance, growth, brand salience, the quality of management and business and return on capital employed.

The jury was chaired by Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder & former vice-chairman, Infosys Technologies; the other five members were Bala Deshpande (NEA India Pvt Ltd), Luis Miranda (Centre for Civil Society), Soumya Rajan (Waterfield Advisors Pvt Ltd), Gaurav Dalmia (Landmark Holdings, Dalmia Group) and Archana Hingorani (IL&FS Investment Managers Ltd).

Here is the list of winners:

IT Company of the Year

Winner: Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services Ltd

Other nominees: Fino Paytech Ltd, iYogi Technical Services Pvt. Ltd

Consumer Internet Company of the year

Winner: ANI Technologies – Ola Cabs

Other nominees: Locon Solutions Pvt Ltd, Maxheap Technologies Pvt Ltd, Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, eTechAces Marketing and Consulting

Education Company of the year

Winner: Varsity Education Management Pvt Ltd

Other nominees: Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Sarla Holdings Pvt. Ltd

Financial Services Company of the year

Winner: Bandhan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.

Other nominees: TVS Credit Services Ltd, AU Financiers India Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd

Healthcare Company of the year

Winner: Laurus Labs Pvt Ltd

Other nominees: Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd, Rainbow Childrens Medicare Pvt. Ltd, SRL Ltd, Symbiotec Pharmalab Pvt Ltd

Manufacturing Company of the year

Winner: Pennar Engineered Building Systems Ltd

Other nominees: Somany Ceramics Ltd, Safari Industries India Ltd, Kajaria Ceramics Ltd

Consumer Company of the year

Winner: Vini Cosmetics Pvt Ltd

Other nominees: Tirumala Milk Products Pvt. Ltd., Prabhat Dairy Pvt. Ltd

Consumer Company of the year (Jury Special Award)

Winner: Tirumala Milk Products Pvt. Ltd.

Infrastructure Company of the year

Winner: Green Infra Ltd.

Other nominees: Star AgriWarehousing & Collateral Management, 20Cube Logistics Pte Ltd, VRL Logistics Ltd

Investment Bank of the year – PE

Winner: Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd.

Other nominees: Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd, Edelweiss Financial Services, Kotak Mahindra Capital

Investment Bank of the year – M&A 

Winner: N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd.

Other nominees: Ernst &Young Pvt Ltd, KPMG India Pvt Ltd, Jefferies India Pvt Ltd

Law Firm of the year – PE

Winner: AZB & Partners

Other nominees: IndusLaw, J Sagar Associates, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Company Ltd, Trilegal

Law Firm of the year – M&A

Winner: Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Company Ltd

Other nominees: AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates, Khaitan and Co. LLP, Luthra &Luthra Law Offices

Startup of the Year

Winner: Zomato Media

Other Nominees: Locon Solutions, SSN Logistics, ANI Technologies, Nephrocare Health Services

M&A of the Year

Winner: Myntra Designs-Flipkart Pvt Ltd

Other nominees: TheDharma Port Co. Ltd-Adani Ports and SEZ, Aegis USA – Teleperformance S.A.

Exit of the year

Winner: Tirumala Milk Products – Carlyle Investment Management LLC

Other Nominees: Repco Home Finance – Carlyle Investment Management LLC, Medreich Ltd – Temasek Holdings Advisors India

PE Fundraiser of the Year

Winner: Kedaara Capital Fund

Other Nominees: India Business Excellence Fund II (Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors)

VC Fundraiser of the Year

Winner: Lightbox Ventures II

Other Nominees: Orios Venture Partners Fund, IvyCap Ventures Trust Fund I

About The VCCircle Network

The VCCircle Network, founded in 2005, is India’s leading online financial media and data group. Owned by Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt Ltd, the VCCircle Network is headquartered in New Delhi with presence in Mumbai and Bangalore. The VCCircle Network is relied upon by an influential global community of deal makers, entrepreneurs and professionals for trusted content and information related to Indian investments, M&A, venture capital, private equity, investment banking, public equity, and emerging companies and sectors. 


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