Introduction

Tamil Nadu is one of India’s growth engine states, and not without reason. It's the third largest state economy in India with about $30 billion in GDP. The state is home to multinational auomotive giants like Ford and Hyundai, mobile handset maker Nokia, glassmaker Saint Gobain and several such companies, which simply indicates that the state is industry friendly. These MNCs have spawn several hundreds of ancillary companies. Besides, Chennai is traditionally known for banking and finance, homegrown consumer brands and retail industries, while the state also boasts of robust industrial centres like Coimbatore (manufacturing) and Tirupur (textiles).

 

While some of the nationally known homegrown corporate houses like TVS Group, Murugappa and Amalgamations stand tall in the state, it also has new economy companies like Nasdaq-listed Cognizant Technologies, Carlyle-funded Allsec Technologies, Apax Partners-funded Apollo Hospitals and Shriram Group. Talking of deal flow in Tamil Nadu, the state is rubbing shoulders with other top drawers of private equity. There have been over 150 VC/PE deals across various sectors in the state.  

 

The state stands number three in terms of FDI inflow into the country. It has all the elements in place for spurring its growth engine: Be it qualified manpower, low cost of operations, proactive government policies, a well-developed ecosystem for automotive, textile and financial services companies and, most significantly, flattering human development indicators such as literacy and access to education and healthcare.
 
So Tamil Nadu is our next stop. VCCircle presents the Chennai edition of its immensely successful Investment Forum series to bring entrepreneurs and the investing community on a common platform. The day-long conference will feature over two dozen distinguished speakers from India Inc who will share investment formulas, future deal outlook and novel financing options.
 
Get a deep insight into this unique investment destination. Go South!


Agenda

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Tea & Registration

9:00 am to 9:15 am
Welcome & Introductory Remarks

9:15 am to 10:30 am
PANEL I: TAMIL NADU'S DEAL QUOTIENT
- Is Chennai's conservatism coming in the way?
- An assessment of the potential. Which are the sectoral drivers?
- Will deals be large or mini-sized?
- Will they be led by family-owned businesses or new economy sectors?
- How does this region compare to rest of India in terms of buoyancy, profile of deals and sectoral diversity
- What does it take to get these companies across the negotiating table?

Gopal Srinivasan - Chairman & MD, TVS Capital Funds (Chair)
Raja Kumar - Founder & CEO, UTI Ventures
C K Ranganathan - Chairman, Cavinkare Ltd.
N Kumar - Vice Chairman, Sanmar Group
George Thomas - Partner, India Value Fund Advisors
C. Venkat Subramanyam - Founder & Director, Veda Corporate Advisors


10:30 am to 11:45 am
PANEL II: FIRST GENERATION ENTREPRENEURS & PRIVATE EQUITY
- How they built it
- Case studies and experiences
- First gen Vs GeNext of Family business

HR Srinivasan - Founder, TAKE Solutions (Chair)
Sarath Naru - Managing Partner, VenturEast Fund Advisors
Sunil Theckath - Partner, India Value Fund Advisors
Hemu Ramaiah - Founder, Landmark Bookstore
Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & CEO, BharatMatrimony
Satya Prabhakar - CEO, Sulekha.com

11:45 am to 12:00 pm
Tea & Networking Break

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
PANEL III: DEAL LOGIC: KEY ISSUES IN DEALMAKING
- Are valuations going down?
- When should companies strategically look at attracting external capital?
- What are the pros and cons?
- When is M&A and consolidation play a critical option?
- When is the right time in your business cycle to attract PE money?

Mini Menon - Senior Editor, BloombergUTV (Chair)
Rajesh Subramaniam - MD, Walden International
Reeba Chacko - Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
Dilip Dusija - Vice President, Axis Bank
T R Srinivas - Director, o3 Capital Advisors
Srikanth Narasimhan - Director, Veda Corporate Advisors

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Lunch & Networking Break

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PANEL IV: IS FAMILY BUSINESS READY FOR NEW MONEY
- What are their key expectations from PE players? How to marry family business values with PE money?
- How much of board control are they ready to give up?
- What about GenNext leaders?
- Are they more open to attracting money from these quarters?
- Are family-owned businesses, which constitute a large part of the corporate fabric, not yet ready to attract capital from PE investors?

Pradipta K. Mohapatra - Chairman, CFI Ltd. (Chair)
R. Dinesh - MD, TVS Logistics Ltd.
Vellayan Subbiah - Murugappa Group
Kami Narayan - Co-CEO, PreMedia Global
Subbu Subramanian - A Leading Private Equity Investor
Anupam Thareja - MD, Phi Capital

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Tea & Networking Break

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
PANEL V: SECTOR FOCUS: BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES
- The NBFC capital of India
- Opportunities in consumer finance
- Microfinance
- Banking

Dr. Tara Thiagarajan - Chairman, Madura Micro Finance (Chair)
Subhasri Sriram - Executive Director, Sriram City Union Finances
PN Vasudevan - Managing Director, Equitas Micro Finance India
Muneesh Chawla - MD, Blue River Capital India
Deepthi Reddy - Head, IFMR Ventures


4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
PANEL VI: ACTIVE SECTORS IN TAMIL NADU: ARE THEY INVESTMENT WORTHY?
Focus areas: Automotive, Manufacturing, Textiles, Healthcare, Education, Consumer Business, Cleantech & IT.

Vikram Hosangady - Executive Director, Transaction Services, KPMG (Chair)
S. Susindran - CEO, Sabare International
V. Ganeshram - MD, Amoha Education
Kartik Parija - Managing Director, Zephyr Peacock India
Siddharth Dhondiyal - Vice President, India Value Fund Advisors
VT Bharadwaj - Vice President, Sequoia Capital India

5.15 pm to 5:30 pm
Vote of thanks

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cocktails & Networking


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Venue :

Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Chennai

Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Chennai

 

Contact : 91-44-42991861/62
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Email :reservation.sheratonpark@itcwelcomgroup.in

 

Distance:14 Km from the airport

 


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