The D-day is finally here. The debut edition of VCCircle Awards 2012, the awards ceremony which will recognise and celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses, will be held in the evening of February 14, 2012, at ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi. This will be a pre-cursor to VCCircle’s flagship event India Limited Partners Summit, bringing in top-notch speakers comprising Limited Partners (LPs) as well as the PE/VC fund managers or GPs.

VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit, a two-day event (February 15-16), is bringing key executives of the global LPs and the India-focused GPs to share knowledge and exchange views on some of the burning issues for private equity and venture capital industry in India.

It will see top executives brainstorm on topics like how to make India more attractive to LPs, fund raising myth busters, India vs China as a long term PE Bet, emerging models in Indian private equity eco-system, PE & VC exits in India, domestic fund raising, evolving secondaries market.

The summit will also see keynote speakers including Amul Gabrani, vice chairman & MD, Tecpro Systems Ltd, Bruno E. Raschle, chairman of Adveq and Dr Arvind Virmani, executive director (India), International Monetary Fund.

Other speakers at the event include Rahul Bhasin, managing partner, Baring Private Equity Partners India; Achal Ghai, founder & MD, Avigo Capital Partners; Praneet Singh, MD of Siguler Guff India; Nirav Kachalia, MD, Morgan Creek Capital Management; Ajay Relan, founder & managing partner, CX Partners; Sameer Sain, co-founder & MD, Everstone Capital; Vincent Huang, partner, Pantheon; Kanwal Rekhi, MD, Inventus Capital Partners; Shankar Narayanan, MD, Carlyle India; Vikram Godse - MD, Mayfield Fund India; GV Ravishankar - MD, Sequoia Capital India, Jason Sambanju, MD, Paul Capital, Deepak Shahdadpuri, MD, Baer Capital Partners and Gopal Srinviasan, CMD, TVS Capital.

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The VCCircle Awards function on the eve of the LP Summit, will showcase the companies who have shown tremendous performance post-funding and are on way to achieve even greater heights.

An expert jury, comprising of industry veterans, academicians and consultants, picked the most outstanding Indian companies who have not only had a tremendous growth in their respective industries but also had a longstanding impact on the economy in general. The companies who have had at least one round of funding between 2007 and 2011 have been considered for this year's awards.

The awards will be given across sectors in venture capital and private equity categories. The awards will also recognise intermediaries - the law firms and investment banks of the year for their work in private equity in 2011.

Our jury chairman is Arun Duggal, chairman of Shriram Capital Ltd. The jury members include Luis Miranda, former chairman of IDFC Private Equity, Sri Rajan, Partner, Bain & Co, and Dr Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy. The jury was assisted by VCCEdge in research and validation of data.

Incase you missed out on the final nominations, here it goes:


The best PE-backed Consumer Product/Service company   

1.  Shakti Bhog Foods Limited

2.  Café Coffee Day Holdings

3.  Genesis Colors

4.   Tirumala Milk Products

The best PE-backed Financial Services company      

1. Angel Broking Ltd.

2. AU Financiers India Pvt. Ltd.

3. Bandhan Financial Services Ltd.

4. Repco Home Finance Ltd.           

The best PE-backed Healthcare Service company

1.  Arch Pharmalabs Ltd.

2.  Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

3.  Fortis Healthcare India Ltd.

4.  Narayana Hrudayalaya Pvt. Ltd.            

The best PE-backed Infrastructure company     

1.  AMR Constructions Ltd

2.  GPT Infraprojects Ltd

3.   Saisudhir Infrastructures Limited

4.   Hythro Power Corporation Ltd.

The best PE-backed IT company

1.  Glodyne Technoserve Ltd.

2.  Spanco Ltd.

3.  Trimax IT infrastructure & Services Ltd.

4.  Intelenet Global Services             

The best PE-backed Manufacturing company  

1.  Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

2.   PME Power Solutions India Ltd

3.   Regen Powertech Pvt Ltd

4.   Tecpro Systems Ltd.      

The best PE-backed Media & Communications company     

1.  Matrix Cellular International

2.  Real Image Media Technologies

3.   Microqual Techno

4.   UFO Moviez India Ltd


The best VC-backed Consumer Internet company    

1.  Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd.

2.  Awari Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

3.  Consim Info Pvt. Ltd.

4.  Yatra Online Pvt Ltd

The best VC-backed Consumer Service/Product company

1.  Bakers Circle India Pvt. Ltd.

2.  Carnation Auto India Pvt. Ltd.

3.  Nashik Vintners Pvt. Ltd.

4.  Suminter India Organics Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed Healthcare Services company

1.  MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd.

2.  Nova Medical Centers Pvt. Ltd.

3.  Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed IT company

1. Manthan Software Services Pvt. Ltd.

2.  NetMagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

3.  Prizm Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

4.  UnitedLex BPO Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed Media & Communication company

1.  Ad2Pro Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

2.  Interactive Avenues Pvt. Ltd.

3.  Just Dial Ltd.

4.  One97 Communications Ltd.


Investment bank of the year - Private Equity

1.  Avendus Capital

2.  Ernst & Young

3.  o3 Capital Advisors

Law Firm of the year - Private Equity

1.  Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

2 .  AZB & Partners

3 .  Induslaw


Award venue: ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi

Date: February 14, 2012

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

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