VCCircle Awards 2012 - Celebrating Excellence In Private Equity Investment Impact
We are proud to announce the launch of VCCircle Awards 2012, which will recognise and celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses, to be held on the evening of February 14, 2012. The debut awards will be held on the eve of VCCircle’s flagship annual event VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2012 (February 15-16 at the same venue), which will see a gathering of some of the top global and Indian private equity investors.

The awards, which will be held annually, will pick 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. For this year's awards, we will pick companies who have had at least one round of funding between 2007and 2011. And the awards are given in two categories - venture capital and private equity.

The awards will also recognise the best intermediaries - law firms and investment banks - who have facilitated most such investments. The timeframe for awards for investment banks and law firms categories will be 2011.
Awards Categories
Venture Capital Categories Private Equity Categories

  • Best VC-backed Consumer Internet Company
  • Best VC-backed Consumer Services/Product Company
  • Best VC-backed Healthcare Services Company
  • Best VC-backed IT Company
  • Best VC-backed Media and communications Company
  • Best VC-backed Financial Services Company


  • Best PE-backed Consumer Products/Services Company
  • Best PE-backed Healthcare Services Company
  • Best PE-backed IT Company
  • Best PE-backed Financial Services Company
  • Best PE-backed Media & Communications Company
  • Best PE-backed Infrastructure Company
  • Best PE-backed Manufacturing Company


Best Advisors
  • Best PE/VC Investment Bank
  • Best PE/VC Law Firm
Nomination Methodology
Collation & Assessment of Nomination Forms
All nominations received by January 13, 2012 will be collated based on the award category they belong to. The nomination forms will then be checked for completeness of information sought in the form. 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 7 contenders for that category, which will 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 scrutinized 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 & innovative models and products impacting the industry and leading to its expansion, and the impact on economy in general.

Evaluation by 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.

Last date for sending in nominations is 13th Jan 2012.

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

VENUE: ITC Sheraton, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi.
Nomination Procedure
For company categories
The nominations can be submitted for one or more of the categories above. The companies can nominate themselves or a PE/VC firm can also nominate a maximum of 2 companies for every category.
For any query, write to us at
For Advisors
If you are an investment bank or a law firm and would like to nominate yourself for the Best Investment Bank / Best Law Firm category to have facilitated a private equity or venture capital investment deal in the past year, you can nominate yourself.
For any query, write to us at
Jury Members
Arun Duggal
Arun Duggal
Shriram Capital Ltd
Luis Miranda
Luis Miranda
Chairman, Board of Advisers
Centre for Civil Society
Sri Rajan
Sri Rajan
Bain & Co
Ajay Shah
Dr. Ajay Shah
National Institute for
Public Finance and Policy


Announcing VCCircle Awards 2012 Final Nominations
VCCircle is proud to announce the nominations for the debut VCCircle Awards 2012 , which will recognise and celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses. These are 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 final winners will be announced at the award ceremony to be held on the evening of February 14, 2012, at ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi.

Nominations for the Best Companies
PE-backed Consumer Product/Service
  • Shakti Bhog Foods
  • Café Coffee Day Holdings
  • Genesis Colours
  • Tirumala Milk Products
PE-backed Manufacturing
  • Endurance Technologies
  • PME Power Solutions India
  • Regen Powertech
  • Tecpro Systems
PE-backed Healthcare Service
  • Arch Pharmalabs
  • Dr. Lal PathLabs
  • Fortis Healthcare India
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya
PE-backed Infrastructure
  • AMR Constructions
  • GPT infraprojects
  • Saisudhir Infrastructures
  • Hythro Power Corporation
PE-backed IT
  • Glodyne Technoserve
  • Spanco
  • Trimax IT infrastructure & Services
  • Intelenet Global Services
PE-backed Media & Communications
  • Matrix Cellular International
  • Real Image Media Technologies
  • Tulip Telecom
  • UFO Movies India
PE-backed Financial Services
  • Angel Broking
  • AU Financiers India
  • Bandhan Financial Services
  • Repco Home Finance
Law Firm of the year (PE)
  • Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
  • AZB & Partners
  • Induslaw
VC-backed Media & Communication
  • Ad2Pro Media Solutions
  • Interactive Avenues
  • Just Dial
  • One97 Communications
VC-backed Consumer Internet
  • Awari Technologies (Fashion And You)
  • Consim Info (Bharatmatrimony)
  • Flipkart Online Services
  • Yatra Online
VC-backed Consumer Service/Product
  • Bakers Circle India
  • Carnation Auto India
  • Nashik Vintners
  • Suminter India Organics
VC-backed Financial Services
  • Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance
  • Equitas Micro Finance India
  • NetAmbit InfoSource & e-Services
  • Share Microfin
Healthcare Services
  • MedPlus Health Services
  • Nova Medical Centers
  • Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions
VC-backed IT
  • Manthan Software Services
  • NetMagic Solutions
  • Prizm Payment Services
  • UnitedLex BPO
Investment Bank of the year (PE)
  • Avendus Capital
  • Ernst & Young
  • o3 Capital Advisors

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