VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2013


Year 2012 has been much more challenging for PEs than the previous year as exits improved but deals slipped. India's economy grew at its slowest pace in nine years, the rupee became the worst performing currency in Asia this year, inflation remains high and industrial production has stalled. The economic problems were compounded by regulatory uncertainties related to measures like GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules). This has downgraded India as an asset class among LPs and has reflected on fundraising.


With the latest market feedback, it appears Indian PE has finished the phase of correction of LPs return expectations. PE funds are also reassessing their investment strategies, increasingly shifting PE dollars from infrastructure to consumption driven plays. PE investors have also started to look beyond capital markets for exits as they increasingly explore secondary transactions and M&A deals. India-focused venture capital funds have added a record amount of over $1 billion as ‘dry powder’ over the past 12-14 months.


The good news is emerging markets like India will continue to be among the front-runner destinations in terms of the allocation priority of global LPs.


In this context, VCCircle is launching the 4th edition of its successful VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit on 20th - 21st February, JW Marriott, Mumbai, which will assess India's private equity and venture capital theses, the opportunities, the investment enablers and the ecosystem challenges, all these addressing the LP and GP concerns with regards to investing in India.


8:30am - 9:45am
Tea & Registration

9:45am – 9:55am
Opening Remarks
Sahad P.V.- Founder & Editor, VCCircle

9:55am - 10:25am
Keynote Address I: Key Macro Factors Governing India's Economic Growth: Strengths & Weaknesses

Dr. Kirit S Parikh - Chairman - IRADe, Former Member - Planning Commission

10:25am - 11:10am
India Reboot: Where Are We Headed In The Next Years: Economy, Corporate Inc. & Private Equity

Shachindra Nath- Group CEO, Religare Enterprises Limited
Tushar Poddar – Managing Director & Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs
Saurabh Mukherjea - Head of Equities, Ambit Capital
Sujan Hajra - Chief Economist, Anand Rathi
Roopa Purushothaman – Managing Director & Head-Research, Everstone Capital (Moderator)

11:10am - 11:30pm
Tea & Networking

11:30am - 12:15pm
Essentials Of Making Money For LPs In A Difficult PE Environment: Lessons From Last 15 Years

Niten Malhan – Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Gulpreet Kohli – Managing Director, ChrysCapital
Jaganath Swamy - VP, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited
Shrija Agrawal - Associate Editor, VCCircle (Moderator)

12:15pm - 12:45pm
Keynote Address II: The Benjamin Button Effect: The Distinctiveness Of Economic, Political & Social Evolution In India
Why does India display characteristics that others find difficult to comprehend? Why does India not follow the path taken by other emerging countries? Is India really that different and, if so, why? In its youth, it looks frayed and old and in its ancient traditions, it looks young and fresh—a bit like Benjamin Button!

R Gopalakrishnan – Non-Executive Director, Tata Sons

12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lunch & Networking

1:45pm - 2:30pm
What Are The Economic Hurdles To Growth In India; What Needs To Change

Rahul Bhasin - Managing Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners
Nainesh Jaisingh - Managing Director & Global Co-Head, Standard Chartered Private Equity
Avneet S. Kochar - Former Director, Alternative Investments, AT&T Investment Management Corp. (Moderator)

2:00pm – 3:00pm
VCCircle Private Equity Secondaries Lounge (Parallel Session)
A special informal networking session focused on Private Equity Secondaries opportunities for LPs and GPs to identify investment opportunities in other Indian PE funded portfolio companies

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Indian Regulatory Framework: Is There A Silver Lining For Indian PE

Himanshu Mandavia - Partner, BSR & Associates
Gaurav Mathur – Managing Director, India Equity Partners
Karan Singh - Partner, Corporate, Private Equity and M&A, Trilegal (Moderator)

3:15pm - 3:35pm
Tea & Networking

3:35pm - 4:20pm
The Me-too Growth Investment Market: Is There Any Juice Left?

Shankar Narayanan – Managing Director, Carlyle Group
Hetal Gandhi – Managing Director, Tano Capital
Padmanabh Sinha – Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund
Mukul Gulati – Managing Director, Zephyr Peacock Management India
Gopal Srinivasan – Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Capital Funds (Moderator)

4:20pm - 5:05pm
Private Equity Secondaries Market & Its Unique Opportunities For India

Viswanathan Parameswar - Vice President, Adveq
Anand Sunderji - Regional Representative, Paul Capital
Satish Mandhana - Managing Partner & CIO, IDFC Alternatives
Rajesh Singhal - Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund (Moderator)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
VCCircle Awards 2013 Ceremony
The 2nd edition of VCCircle Awards will celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses, and 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. The awards will also recognise the best intermediaries--law firms and investment banks--that have facilitated such investments.

VCCircle Awards 2013 Jury:
Arun Duggal - Chairman, Shriram Capital Ltd. (Jury Chairman)
Deep Kalra - Founder & CEO, MakeMyTrip
Cyril S Shroff - Managing Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.
Vivek Pandit - Managing Partner, McKinsey Principal Investment, Asia

9:00pm Onwards
Cocktails, Dinner & Networking

Thursday, 21st February 2013

8:00am - 9:30am
Limited Partners Breakfast
Presented by Indus Balaji:
An exclusive breakfast & networking session for India focused international and domestic limited partners

9:30am - 10:15am
What Unique GP Characteristics Have Driven Successful Partnerships In India

Arjun Bawa - Director, Pinebridge
Rohan Ajila - Managing Partner, Capvent
Kutty Dutta - Investment Manager, Coller Capital
Nupur Garg - Investment Officer, Private Equity and Investment Funds, IFC (Moderator)

10:15am - 10:45am
Session: Private Equity Business As An Asset Class For Large Indian Conglomerates

Praveen P. Kadle - MD & CEO, Tata Capital
Sahad P.V – Founder & Editor, VCCircle (Interviewer)

10:45am - 11:30am
Concerns On Indian Private Equity Exits; Lessons From Other Markets

Maninder Saluja – Partner, Quilvest Private Equity
Kiran Rao - Principal, Grove Street Advisors LLC
Pratima Divgi - Investment Director, Squadron Capital
Nishesh Dalal - Private Equity Transaction Partner, KPMG (Moderator)

11:30am - 11:45am
Tea & Networking

11:45am - 12:30pm
Managing Indian Portfolio Companies; Working With The Promoter, Tackling Corporate Governance, Creating Exits

Pavninder Singh – Managing Director, Bain Capital
JM Trivedi - Partner, Head, South Asia, Actis
Deepak Shahdadpuri – Founder & Managing Director, Beacon India Private Equity Fund (Moderator)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
VCCircle LP-GP Lounge
Structured networking & interaction for GPs with topmost limited partners. This is session is limited to select 10 LPs and 5 GPs.

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Session: Contentious Scenarios for PE Investors - Legal Mitigation and Management

Harsh Pais - Partner, Corporate, Private Equity and M&A, Trilegal

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Is Indian Venture Capital Attractive Vs Other Asset Classes; Key Drivers, Mapping Current Portfolio, Exits

Sudhir Sethi - Founder & CMD, IDG Ventures
Sasha Mirchandani – Managing Director, Kae Capital
Chris Loh - Partner, Axiom Asia (Moderator)

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Is Indian Landscape Conducive To Mega Control Buyouts

Mathew Cyriac – Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Advisors
Devinjit Singh - Managing Director, Carlyle
Shashank Singh – Managing Director, Apax Partners (Moderator)

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Tea & Networking

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Has Indian Real Estate Private Equity Delivered To Its Expectations

Rahul Rai - Head, Real Estate Investments, ICICI Portfolio Management Services
Sunil Rohokale - CEO & Managing Director, ASK Group
Shobhit Agarwal – Managing Director, Capital Markets, Jones Lang Lasalle (Moderator)

4:30pm – 4:45pm
Concluding Remarks



Anand Sunderji

Regional Representative, Paul Capital

Arjun Bawa

VP, PineBridge

Avneet S. Kochar

Former Director - Alternative Investments, AT&T Investment Management Corp.

Apurva Patel

Director, IDFC Alternatives

Chris Loh

Partner, Axiom Asia

Deepak Shahdadpuri

Founder & MD, DSG Consumer Partner | @DSGCPvc

Devinjit Singh

Managing Director, The Carlyle Group | @OneCarlyle

Gaurav Mathur

Founder & MD, Invent Capital

Gulpreet Kohli

MD, ChrysCapital Advisors Pvt Ltd

Harsh Pais

Partner - Corporate, Private Equity and M&A, Trilegal

Himanshu Mandavia

Partner, Bsr & Associates

Jaganath Swamy

Vice President, Harbourvest Partners (Asia) Limited

Karan Singh

Partner, Trilegal

Dr. Kirit s Parikh

Chairman - IRADe, Former Member, Planning Commission

Kutty Dutta

Investment Manager, Coller Capital

Maninder Saluja

Partner, Private Equity, Quilvest

Mathew Cyriac

, Florintree Advisors

Mohit Bahl

Partner, Transaction Services, KPMG

Mohit Ralhan

Managing Partner, Indus Balaji

Mukul Gulati

Managing Director, Zephyr Peacock

Nainesh Jaisingh

Md & Global Co-Head, Standard Chartered Private Equity Advisory

Niten Malhan

Managing Director, Warburg Pincus India

Padmanabh Sinha

Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund

Pavninder Singh

MD, Bain Capital

Pratima Divgi

Investment Director, Squadron Capital

R Gopalakrishnan

Non-Executive Director, Tata Sons

Rahul Bhasin

Managing Partner, Baring Private Equity Partners (India) Pvt Ltd

Rahul Rai

Head - Real Estate Business, Icici Prudential Amc

Rajesh Singhal

Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund

Roopa Purushothaman

Managing Director and Head of Research, Everstone Capital Advisors

Sasha Mirchandani

Founder & Managing Partner, Kae Capital

Shashank Singh

Partner & India Head, Apax Partners

Shankar Narayanan

Co-Head, Carlyle Asia Growth Partners

Saurabh Mukherjea

CEO of Institutional Equities business, Ambit Capital Pvt. Ltd

Shobhit Agarwal

MD, Capital Market, Jones Lang Lasalle

Sudhir Sethi

Founder Chairman & MD, IDG Ventures India

Sunil Rohokale

CEO & MD, ASK Group

Sujan Hajra

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

Jm Trivedi

Partner, Head- South Asia - Actis

Tushar Poddar

MD & Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs

Viswanathan Parameswar

Executive Director, Adveq Management

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