The annual VCCircle Awards is back with a bang, bringing together top-performing PE/VC-backed companies in India, as well as leading investors, lawyers and investment bankers. The 2nd edition of the gala ceremony was held in the evening of February 20 at JW Marriott, Mumbai, as we celebrated the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses. It was also the first evening of our ongoing Limited Partners Summit 2013, India’s only LP-GP conclave, and the awards ceremony came as a fitting close to the super-active day.

The awards were bestowed to the most outstanding PE/VC-backed 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 – investment banks and the law firms – had been honoured too, as they facilitate such investments which are crucial for scripting those growth stories.

A four-member jury, comprising industry veterans, judged the winners and also decided to drop the award for the financial services category this year. Arun Duggal of Shriram Capital was the chairman of the jury and the other three members were Cyril Shroff (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff), Deep Kalra (MakeMyTrip) and Vivek Pandit (McKinsey).

Here is the list of winners (and their investors).

Best PE/VC-backed Cleantech Company

Winner: Regen Powertech Pvt Ltd (MCap, TVS Capital, IDFC PE, Everstone Capital)

Other nominees: Green Infra, Promptec Renewable Energy Solutions, Orient Green Power, Shalivahana Green Energy

Best PE/VC-backed Consumer Internet Company

Winner: Matrimony.Com (formerly Consim Info Pvt Ltd) (Canaan, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mayfield, Draper Investment)

Other nominees: Quikr.com, Yatra Online, Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal), Myntra Designs

Best PE/VC-backed Consumer Products/Services Company

Winner: VLCC Healthcare Ltd (Everstone Capital, CLSA Capital)

Other nominees: Bakers Circle, Parag Milk Foods, Manpasand Beverages, Loylty Rewardz

Best PE/VC-backed Education Company

Winner: Tree House Education & Accessories Ltd (Omidyar Network, Foundation Capital, Aditya Birla PE, Matrix Partners, Unilazer Ventures)

Other nominees: People Combine Educational Initiatives, Resonance Eduventures, Simplilearn Solutions, EduSports

Best PE/VC-backed Healthcare Company

Winner: Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (Apax Partners, Khazanah)

Other nominees: Global Hospitals, Quality Care (CARE Hospitals)

Best PE/VC-backed IT Company

Winner: Mu Sigma Inc (General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, FTV Capital)

Other nominees: Intellisys, FINO PayTech, iGATE Corporation

Best PE/VC-backed Infrastructure Company

Winner: Fourcee Infrastructure Equipments Pvt Ltd (General Atlantic, India Equity Partners)

Other nominees: Ashoka Buildcon, Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL), Power Mech Projects

Best PE/VC-backed Manufacturing Company

Winner: Havells India Ltd (Warburg Pincus, Nalanda Capital, CLSA Capital)

Other nominees: Dalmia Cement Bharat, Tega Industries, DTL Ancillaries, Luminous Power Technologies

Best PE/VC-backed Media & Communication Company

Winner: One97 Communications Ltd (SAIF Partners, SAP Ventures, Intel Capital, SVB India)

Other nominees: Vizury Interactive, ValueFirst Digital Media, Ad2Pro Media Solutions

Investment Bank of the Year (Mid-market)

Winner: Spark Capital

Other nominees: Unitus Capital, Avendus Capital, Yes Bank, Intellectual Capital

Investment Bank of the Year (Bulge bracket)

Winner: Morgan Stanley

Other nominees: Citigroup, Kotak Mahindra Capital

Law Firm of the Year

Winner: AZB & Partners

Other nominees: J Sagar Associates, Trilegal, Induslaw, Wadia Ghandy & Co

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