News Corp VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2018

A growth story foretold

India is likely to be the fastest growing economy in the world in 2018 beating China, the World Bank recently said in its Global Economic Prospects report. Several leading global institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and ratings agency Moody’s, too, have given India a thumbs on its economic outlook. Even as the hard-core structural reforms initiated by the Narendra Modi government in 2017 have been decried by a section of observers – who blamed the slower economic growth last year to these moves – the global investor community has taken a positive view of initiatives such as Goods and Services Tax and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, among others.

Strong macro-economic fundamentals, a large consumption market, an accountable system, good governance and democracy continue to be India’s biggest attraction as an investment destination for strategic as well as financial investors. Alternative investing community feels there hasn’t been a better time to take a bet on India. This sentiment is borne out by the fact that the year 2017 saw the highest ever deployment of private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds in companies across different phases of life cycle.

According to data collated by VCCEdge, the data and analytics platform of News Corp VCCircle, more than $23 billion was invested in India by various alternative investors in 2017 against $14 billion in 2016. Industry stakeholders are hopeful that 2018 will be even better thanks to a huge pile of dry powder accumulated by hordes of domestic as well as global fund managers.

To celebrate the India investment story, spot opportunities and gauge challenges, and to map the economic and business environment, News Corp VCCircle is announcing the 9th edition of its flagship India Limited Partners Summit. The Summit will be held in Mumbai on 20 – 21 February and will be attended by industry leaders, renowned global limited partners, general partners of domestic as well as global private equity funds, high net worth individuals, lawyers, and investment bankers.

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Day1 / Tue, Feb 20

8:00am – 09:30am
Breakfast Briefing session
(By invitation; closed door session)

08:30am – 09:30am
Registration & Networking

09:40am – 09:45am
Opening Address by Jonathan Wright: Global Managing Director, Dow Jones & Co.

09:45am – 10:30am
Alternative Investments in India – A Fast Evolving Landscape
From a $30 million in the mid-nineties to close to $5 billion at the end of 2005 and $23 billion at the end of 2017, alternative investments have seen a phenomenal growth in India. Importantly, the investors have held hands of hundreds of young and adolescent Indian companies and helped them bloom while reaping in handsome returns themselves. Though companies backed by private equity and venture capital funds are known to have shown higher growth, provided more jobs and paid more taxes than their non-funded peers in the past decade, alternative investments still remain on the fringes of the larger corporate ecosystem. Lack of industry benchmarks, performance data, a structured policy framework with regards to registration, accreditation and taxation are some of the many factors which, if addressed, will help the industry scale newer heights. What will it take to build an all-encompassing, enabling environment for AIF industry in India?

Vishal Mahadevia, Managing Director, Co-Head of India, Warburg Pincus India
Manish Kejriwal, Managing Partner, Kedaara Capital
Sanjay Kukreja, Partner, ChrysCapital
Paddy Sinha, Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund
Manav Bansal, CIO, Neev Fund (SBICaps)
Sanjay Gujral, Regional Managing Director, L Catterton Asia (Moderator)

10:30am – 11:10am
Curtain Raiser & Panel: Growth of AIFs in India

Led by Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & MD, TVS Capital, Chairman, IVCA
Moderator – Jaideep Mehta, CEO, News Corp VCCircle

11:10am – 11:30am
Networking Break

11:30am – 12:15pm
Exits Galore

12:15pm – 12:45pm
Keynote Session on ‘Trends Shaping Indian Private Equity’
Amit Dixit, Senior MD and Head of PE, Blackstone India

12:45pm – 01:45pm
Networking Lunch

01:45pm – 02:15pm
Fireside Chat – Renuka Ramnath, Founder, CEO and MD, Multiples Alternate Asset Management
Archana Shukla, Editor-in-Chief, News Corp VCCircle

02:15pm – 03:00pm
The Stress in “Stressed Assets”
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Argus partners

03:00pm – 03:15pm
Networking Break

03:15pm – 04:00pm
Asset Class Diversification in AIFs – Hits and Misses

04:00pm – 04:40pm
Valuation Woes – Is the market overheated?

04:40pm – 04:45pm
Close of Day I

06:30pm onwards
VCCircle Awards 2018
Gala Night followed by cocktails, networking & dinner

Day 2 / Wed, Feb 21

8:30am – 10:00am
Registration, Breakfast and Networking

10:00am – 10:15am
Welcome Address – Jaideep Mehta, CEO, News Corp VCCircle

10:15am – 11:00am
Gauging Investment Scenario Amidst Strong Macro-Economic Fundamentals

11:00am – 11:20am
Special address by Sumeet Kaur Kapoor Chief General Manager, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

11:20am – 11:50pm
Networking Break

11:50pm – 12:35pm
Infrastructure Sector — Opportunities in Adversities

12:35pm – 02:00pm
Networking lunch

02:00pm – 02:45pm
RERA – A Boon or Bane for Real Estate

02:45pm – 03:30pm
Catch in the middle – Mid-Market Growth Opportunities

03:30pm – 04:00pm
Networking Break

04:00pm – 04:40pm
Risk Capital – Feeling the squeeze

Advisory Board


Zia Mody

Founder and Managing Partner, ZB & Partners

Renuka Ramnath

Founder, CEO and MD, Multiples Alternate Asset Management

Chetan Vig

Managing Director, Head of Investment Risk and Strategy in the Financial Risk group, TIAA

Manish Kejriwal

Managing Partner & Co-founder, Kedaara Capital Investment Managers Limited

Vishal Nevatia

Managing Partner, True North

Michael Liu

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Advisors

Prashant Purker

Managing Director & CEO and Co-head, Private Equity, ICICI Venture Funds Management Co. Ltd.



Amit Dixit

Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity, Blackstone India

Hemant G. Contractor

Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

Gopal Srinivasan

Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Capital Funds

Vishal Mahadevia

Managing Director, Co-Head of India, Warburg Pincus India

Koushik Chatterjee

Group Executive Director , Tata Steel

Renuka Ramnath

Founder, CEO and MD, Multiples Alternate Asset Management

Akhil Awasthi

Managing Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund | @TataCompanies

Manish Kejriwal

Managing Partner & Co-founder, Kedaara Capital Investment Managers Limited

Arpan Sheth

Partner, Bain & Company

Krishnava Dutt

Managing Partner, Argus Partners

Promeet Ghosh

Managing Director, Temasek Holdings Advisors India Pvt. Ltd | @Temasek

Amit Bhagat

CEO and Managing Director, ASK Property Investment Advisors

Prasad Gadkari

Head, Strategic Investments & Policy Advisory Group, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

Saurabh Mukherjea

Chief Executive Officer , Ambit Capital Pvt. Ltd

Shashank Singh

Partner & India Head , Apax Partners

Prashant Purker

Managing Director & CEO and Co-head, Private Equity, ICICI Venture Funds Management Co. Ltd.

Mohit Batra

Executive Director - Infrastructure, ICICI Venture Funds Management

Avnish Bajaj

Founder & Managing Director, Matrix Partners

Kalpesh Kikani

Managing Director & Senior Partner , AION Capital

Milind Joshi

Partner - Infrastructure, IDFC Alternatives

Sharad Bhatia

Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management

Sanjay Kukreja

Partner , ChrysCapital

Vishal Tulsyan

CEO and Managing Director , Motilal Oswal Private Equity

Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha

Managing Partner, Private Equity, Tata Capital

Udai Dhawan

MD & India Head, Standard Chartered Private Equity

Sudhir Variyar

Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

Rajesh Raju

Managing Director, Kalaari Capital

Rahul Bhasin

Managing Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners India

Vishal Gupta

Managing Director, Bessemer Venture Partners

Bhavna Thakur

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets , Everstone Capital

Sharad Mittal

Executive Director & CEO, Motilal Oswal Real Estate Investment Advisors

Jayanta Banerjee

Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital Advisors

Parth Gandhi

Senior Partner and Managing Director, AION Capital

Virender Pankaj

Chief Executive - Wholesale Finance & Group Head - Sell Down, L&T Financial Services

Kaushik Anand

Head of India Investments, CapitalG

Kailash Vaswani

Deputy Chief Financial Officer, ReNew Power Ventures

Rehan Yar Khan

Managing Partner, Orios Venture Partners

Gopal Jain

Managing Partner, Gaja Capital

Vikas Chimakurthy

Director, Kotak Reality Fund

Niren Shah

Managing Director & India head, Norwest Venture Partners

Jayanta Basu

Managing Partner, CX Partners

Yeshwanth M Kini

CEO - India, KAUP Capital

Kirill Kozhevnikov

Managing Director , Insitel/Sistema Asia Fund Advisory

Sameer Nath

Managing Partner, Iron Pillar Fund

Inderbir Singh Dhingra

Principal , IFC Asset Management

Vineetha MG

Co-Founder, Samvad Partners

Sanjay Gujral

Regional Managing Director, Singapore, L Capital Asia

Sanjay Nath

Managing Partner, Blume Ventures

Parameswara Krishnan

Managing Partner, EAM Business , Spark Capital

Sujan Hajra

Chief Economist, Executive Director, Institutional Equity, Anand Rathi Securities

Amitabh Chaudhry

Managing Director & CEO , HDFC Standard Life Insurance

Rishi Aswani

Head Strategic Investments and Policy Advisory Group , Duff & Phelps

Gaurav Kapoor

Head Inclusive Growth and Investments Team, UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Manav Bansal

CIO, Neev Fund

Sudhir Sethi

Founder Chairman & MD, IDG Ventures India Advisors

Puneet Bhatia

Senior Director-Real Estate, ICICI Venture

Akshay Kiran

Managing Director , East India Capital Management

Harish Chander

Executive Vice-President, Edelweiss Financial Services

Srikrishna Dwaram

Partner, TrueNorth

Vishal Kumar

Managing Director , Xander

Anuj Puri

Chairman , ANAROCK Property Consultants Private Limited

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VCC Events opens up the avenues for participation. Join hands to be a part of India’s largest gathering of alternative investments leaders, industry stakeholders and Asia’s influential limited partners, general partners and marquee advisors. Your chance to actively participate and augment yourself as thought leaders.

Venue :

Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Date: Feb 20-21, 2018
Venue: Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai

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