S.G. Shyam Sundar, Sr. MD, IDFC PE, On Infra Sectors, Boutique I-Bank

By VCC Staff

  • 24 Apr 2012

Homegrown IDFC Private Equity has been an active investor in the

infrastructure sector. One of country's largest risk capital investors,

it has recently put in Rs 150 crore to acquire a minority equity stake


in Chennai-based GVR Infra Projects Ltd, an EPC company in the road

space. Over the last eight years, the PE firm has made 33 investments

and some of these include deals in GMR Infrastructure, Gujarat State


Petronet, Delhi International Airport, Manipal Global Education, Moser

Baer Solar Ltd and Viom Networks.

In an exclusive video interview


with VCCircle, S.G. Shyam Sundar, Senior Managing Director at IDFC PE,

says that the power sector saw a lot of euphoria and that the investors

now prefer to stay on the sidelines and be convinced of the execution


capabilities of the companies before committing further exposure. In

terms of deal-making, he adds that the role of small and boutique

investment banks in tier II and tier III cities is set to grow. The


infrastructure-focus PE fund remains bullish on sectors like roads,

ports and power.

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