9:00am - 9:40am
Tea & Registration
9:40am - 9:45am
9:45am – 10:35am
Panel I: Mapping Entrepreneurship, Private Equity & M&A In Kolkata
- What characteristics define Kolkata entrepreneurs and their businesses?
- What is the road ahead for private equity investing in East India? What will be the ticket sizes?
- What is East India’s potential for more of large marquee private equity and M&A deals?
- Which sectors would lead these deals? Where are the attractive opportunities?
- Will we see more of mid-sized and smaller companies scaling up for private equity capital?
Rakesh Sony - Director, Motilal Oswal Private Equity (Moderator)
P.P Gupta - MD, Techno Electric & Engineering Company
Dr. Alok Roy - CMD, Medica Synergie Pvt. Ltd
Amit Dhingra - Executive Director, Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd
Sanjay Diwakar - VP-Markets, Ernst & Young India
10:35am – 10:50am
Tea & Networking
10:50am – 11:40am
Panel II: Raising Private Equity Money: Valuation, Rights & Other Key Issues
How do you access capital from private equity funds? What do funds look for in a business model? What is preferred – revenue projections or real cash flows? What do entrepreneurs seek most from investors - Mentoring, growth capital, financial advice, assistance in hiring, business development, access to markets, less interference? How should companies prepare themselves to attract PE? How do companies & funds align their valuation expectations? When is the right time in a firm’s business cycle to attract private equity money? Apart from money, what other inputs & value additions do private equity managers bring to the table?
Kannan Sitaram - Operating Partner, India Equity Partners (Moderator)
Chandra Shekhar Ghosh - CMD, Bandhan Financial Services
Shomik Mukherjee - Partner, Actis
Ramya Hariharan - Partner, Udwadia Udeshi Argus Partners
Hetal Gandhi - MD, Tano India Advisors
11:40am – 12:00pm
Session: Building Brands & Its Corresponding Effect On Enterprise Value
Ramaswamy Gopalkrishnan - VP & Head, East Region, Brand Capital
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Panel III: Raising Funds From Venture Capital & Angel Investors
How to get VC and angel funding for your startup? What do VCs and angel investors look for in a startup before investing? How does the region fare in terms of successful investments?
Abhishek Rungta - Partner, Seeders Venture Capital (Moderator)
Sasha Mirchandani - Founder & MD, Kae Capital
Sanjeev Agarwal - MD, Helion Venture Partners
Madhurima Mukherjee - Partner, Luthra & Luthra
12:50pm – 1:30pm
Interaction with India's topmost private equity/ venture capital investors in a special structured session, VCCircle Lounge. This is session is limited to select 10 companies and 10 investors .
12:50pm – 2:10pm
Lunch & Networking
2:10pm – 3:10pm
Panel IV: Emerging Investment Themes/Sectors In West Bengal
- What kind of sectors and stages are fast-moving commodities with the PE/VC community?
Rajesh Srivastava - MD, Rabo Equity Advisors (Moderator)
Prakash More – MD, Mayur Plywood Ltd.
Amit Lakhmani - Founder & Director, Max Mobility Pvt Ltd
Deep Mishra - MD, Everstone Capital Advisors
Dr. Suryanil Ghosh - Co-Founder & Director, TotalinX
3:10pm - 3:20pm
Tea & Networking