Introduction

VCCircle Mergers & Acquisitions Summit 2015
A Go-to Summit for India Centric Deal Makers, Investors & Advisors

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in India has begun on a huge note this year with deals worth $4.09 billion already being concluded on the back of big-ticket transactions.  If trends are to be seen, merger and acquisition deals have taken place across various verticals and business platforms in India. Sectors like finance, pharmaceuticals, telecom, FMCG, industrial development, automotive and metals have seen increased activity in recent times as number of big Indian companies are looking to explore their growth potential in the international markets. At the same time a number of international companies are also targeting Indian companies to make foray into Indian market as part of their targets for growth and expansion. Besides this, a whole new class of technology entrepreneurs have been fueling the numbers on domestic M&A side by choosing to grow inorganically, making India as the hot bed for M&A transactions in recent times.

In the wake of such unprecedented action, VCCircle is proud to present its debut edition of VCCircle Mergers & Acquisitions Summit 2015 - a unique event which will bring together 150+ key stakeholders: strategic acquirers, deal - practitioners, M&A heads, CEOs, Private Equity Investors, entrepreneurs under one roof to not only discuss, share their experiences & nuances involved, but also predict the future trends. The summit will provide an ideal setting for professionals and dealmakers to further explore and understand the dynamics governing the course of Mergers & Acquisitions – Domestic, Inbound & Outbound, happening in India and what it takes to inculcate good practices to make M & A a favorable vehicle for growth.


Agenda

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

9:45 am - 10:00 am
Introductory Note

10:00 am - 10:50 am
Panel I: Is India a Hotbed for the Next Wave of M&A Transactions: Challenges & Merits of Cross Border M&A
Latest research reveals that M&A success rates have climbed creating substantial amount of shareholder value at any point in the economic cycle. How are M&A deals eyeing ways to turn piles of idling cash into profitable growth? Could these seasoned acquirers have been wrong? Does M&A success correlate with the movement of stock market, current ecosystem? Do less concentrated industries have higher chances of acquisition & profitability compared to more matured companies? Is it a myth that the bigger the deal, the bigger the return? How to ensure a successful integration to leverage distribution, production and technology capabilities? How has cross border evolved over time?

Rajiv Saxena - Head- Mergers & Acquisitions, Essar Group
Alpesh Dalal - Head M&A and Investor Relations, Lupin Limited
Kumar Shah - Head of Strategy and M&A, Micromax Informatics Ltd.
T N Giridhar - CEO India & Managing Director, Lincoln International
Vikram Nirula - Partner, India Value Fund Advisors Private Ltd (Moderator)

10:50am - 11:40 am
Panel II: Inbound M&A bucks the trend: Leaders to chase Global Buyers
Global economic headwinds has made Indian businesses attractive in disguise for inbound M&A transaction, as week Indian rupee - turned boon for M&A industry - favouring major inbound deals in the recent past. Is it a remarkable trend reversal in cross border deals? What are the latest trends for inbound M&A transactions? What are global buyers looking for, at what cost? Will due diligence concern & timelines impact negotiation process? Do cultural differences and aligned management styles pose challenges during post deal phase? How are these challenges being addressed in the benchmark deals?

Dr Mudit Saxena - COO, HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd
Vishal Laheri - Advisor - M&A, Reliance Capital
Daniel Brunelli Brondex - Country Head India, Fives Group
Sumit Khosla - Partner, UK & France, India desk in Europe, Accuracy (Moderator)

11:40 am to 12:10 pm
Tea & Networking

12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
Panel III: Private Equity & M&A: PE-financed M&A, Exit-driven M&A, Control Deals in India
How are Indian companies preparing for acquisitions after raising PE capital? What are the unique drivers in this segment? How critical is role of M&A for PE exits? How do you manoeuvre it? How do you compete with strategic investors who offer a greater premium? Will PE-backed control deals rise if the regulations are eased? Challenges of being in the driver seat in Indian companies. Opportunities & scope for leveraged buyouts/management buyouts: Are they on the rise and why?

Sameer Karulkar - Head - EquitAce Capital, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd
Bhavna Thakur - Head of Capital Markets and Exits, Everstone Group
Hetal Gandhi - MD, Tano Capital
D Muthukumaran - CEO Aditya Birla Private Equity
Imran Jafar - Partner, Gaja Capital
Vineetha MG - Partner, Samvad Partners (Moderator)

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

2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Panel IV: Consolidation of Outbound M&A: India’s foray into global market
With the rising number of outbound deals, Indian Companies in the last decade have made a notable shift when it comes to outbound M & A, moving from IT and Pharma centric deals to consumer and energy space. With the changing demands of the consumer class in India and the growing need to find new sources of energy a lot of companies in this space have made efforts to look towards outbound acquisition and mergers. Given these emerging trends what are the other areas and sectors where Indian companies are showing interest. Why are the Indian companies looking to go global and what are the dynamics favouring this shift? How successful have these deals been and how do Indian companies organize themselves after such a deal? What are the necessary parameters and benchmarks for Indian companies planning set course for outbound mergers and acquisitions? What the does the future hold for Outbound M & A from India.

Vijay Paradkar - Vice President (Mergers & Acquisitions), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Shreeram Iyer - Chairman & Group CEO, Prisma Global Ltd
Ramkumar Krishnamachari - CFO, Just Dial
Vivek Sehgal - Head M&A Sales, Intralinks India
Gaurav Gulati - Partner, Accuracy (Moderator)

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
Tea & Networking

3:20 pm - 4:10 pm
Panel V: Which M&A Strategy is Best - One Big Deal or Several Smaller Ones?
Today’s economic environment creates temptations that even traditionally risk-averse companies find hard to resist. CFOs with access to cash reserves are unveiling huge capex plans for taking their assets to the next level. Are these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that should not be passed upon? Should CFOs steer their companies toward a more conservative growth strategy that calls for smaller, methodical acquisitions?

Abhishek Kumar - Head of Corporate Development (M&A), Snapdeal
Vikas Wadhawan - CFO, PropTiger.com
Anil Khandelwal - CFO, Cox & Kings
Vinay Mittal - Chief Financial Strategist, Hindustan Times
Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva - MD, India Alternatives (Moderator)

4:10 pm onwards
VCCircle Unwind
This session will provide more networking time to entrepreneurs, investors and dealmakers over cocktails.


Speakers

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Abhishek Kumar

Head of Corporate Development (M&A), Snapdeal
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Alpesh Dalal

Head M&A and Investor Relations, Lupin Limited | @LupinLimited
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Anil Khandelwal

CFO, Cox & Kings | @coxandkingsIN
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Bhavna Thakur

Managing Director, Capital Markets, Everstone Capital
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Daniel Brunelli Brondex

Country Head India, Fives Group
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D Muthukumaran

CEO, Aditya Birla Private Equity | @AdityaBirlaGrp
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Gaurav Gulati

Partner, M&A Head, India, Accuracy
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Hetal Gandhi

MD, Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd
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Imran Jafar

General Partner, Gaja Capital
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Kumar Shah

Head of Strategy and M&A, Micromax Informatics Ltd. | @Micromax_Mobile
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Dr. Mudit Saxena

COO, HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. | @HCGCancercare
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Rajiv Saxena

Head- Mergers & Acquisitions, Essar Group | @Essar
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Ramkumar Krishnamachari

CFO, Just Dial Ltd. | @Just_Dial
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Sameer Karulkar

Head - EquitAce Capital, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd | @EquitaceCapital
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Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva

MD & CEO, India Alternatives Investment Advisors
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Shreeram Iyer

Chairman & Group CEO, Prisma Global Ltd. | @PrismaGL
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Sumit Khosla

Partner, UK & France, India desk in Europe, Accuracy
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T N Giridhar

CEO India & Managing Director, Lincoln International
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Vijay Paradkar

Vice President (M&A), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
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Vikram Nirula

Partner, India Value Fund Advisors
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Vikas Wadhawan

CFO, PropTiger.com
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Vinay Mittal

Chief Financial Strategist, Hindustan Times | @htTweets
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Vineetha MG

Partner, Samvad Partners
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Vishal Laheri

Advisor -M&A & Strategy, Reliance Capital Ltd | @RelianceCapital
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Vivek Sehgal

Head M&A Sales, Intralinks India

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Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Date - 4th November
Address - Four Seasons Hotel,
Plot no 1/136, Dr. E Moses Rd, Worli,
Mumbai - 400 018


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