VCCircle Awards 2013: Recognising best PE/VC backed Indian businesses; Send in your nominations

The 2nd edition of VCCircle Awards, which will celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses, will be held on February 20, 2013, at JW Marriot, Mumbai. The awards ceremony will be held on the first day of VCCircle’s flagship annual event `VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2013' (Feb 20-21 at the same venue), which will see a gathering of top global and Indian private equity investors.

The awards, held annually, pick the most outstanding Indian companies that have not only had a tremendous growth in their respective industries, but also had a longstanding impact on the economy and the industry in general. For this year's awards, we will pick companies that have had at least one round of funding since Jan 1, 2007.

The awards will also recognise the best intermediaries-- law firms and investment banks --that have facilitated such investments. The time frame for awards for investment banks and law firms categories will be calendar year 2012. An expert jury, to be announced soon, will comprise industry veterans, academicians and consultants.

The Award Categories

Best PE/VC-backed Consumer Products/Services company

Best PE/VC-backed Consumer Internet company

Best PE/VC-backed Healthcare Services company

Best PE/VC-backed Information Technology company

Best PE/VC-backed Financial Services company

Best PE/VC-backed Media & Communications company

Best PE/VC-backed Infrastructure company

Best PE/VC-backed Manufacturing company

Best PE/VC-backed Education company

Best PE/VC-backed Cleantech company

Best PE/VC Advisor award categories

Best PE/VC Investment Bank

Best PE/VC Law Firm

Procedure for nominations

For the best PE/VC-backed portfolio company categories

The nominations can be submitted for one or more of the categories. The companies can nominate themselves or a PE/VC firm can also nominate a maximum of two companies for every category. You can get the company nomination form by clicking on the link below:

For submitting nominations online click here. For any query contact Shveta Sethi at 0120-4171111 or

For best PE/VC Advisors/Law firm

If you are an investment bank or a law firm and would like to nominate yourself for the Best PE/VC Investment Bank / Best VC Law Firm category to have facilitated private equity and/or venture capital investment deals in 2012, you can nominate yourself.

For submitting nominations online click here. For any query contact Shveta Sethi at 0120-4171111 or

Last date: The last date for sending in nominations is January 13, 2013.


Collation & Assessment of Nomination Forms

All nominations received by January 13, 2013, will be collated based on the award category they belong to. Please ensure the nomination form is complete and accurate in all respects, failing which the nomination will be rejected.

Elementary screening

Nominations in each category would then be put through an elementary screening to arrive at the Top 5 contenders, which will then be evaluated on the basis of percentage growth in revenue, market share, and the impact on the industry.

Performance benchmarking

Shortlisted nominations will then be scrutinised for performance on a metric pegging the nominee’s performance against industry-specific benchmarks and that of its peers. Financial performance will be judged on a variety of parameters including growth in revenue and profitability, and their sustainability, and the return generated on the investment. Besides financial performance, companies will also be assessed on certain qualitative aspects including market traction and brand value, existing and estimated market share, disruptive and innovative models and products impacting the industry and leading to its expansion, and the impact on economy in general.

Evaluation by the jury

The qualifying three nominations (and their detailed information dockets) in each category would be shared with the jury members ahead of the jury meet. The jury would meet on the scheduled day to debate and decide on the winners in each category. The jury members will be announced soon.

Award venue: JW Marriot, Mumbai

Date: February 20, 2013

Entry: By invitation only. (For more details, write to or call Kanika on 0120-4171111).

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