Our Sponsors and Partners

UNSW Global Pty Limited

UNSW Global Pty Limited is a leader in the provision of education, training and advisory services to business, government and the community. It is a not-for-profit, wholly owned enterprise of UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales).

UNSW Global is recognised and acknowledged internationally for:
•    quality global education activities that enable students to access academic pathways to UNSW
•    innovative and professional global business services that develop commercial opportunities for UNSW.

UNSW Global comprises a number of prestigious business groups:
•    UNSW Foundation Studies was established in 1988 and is Australia’s leading pre-university pathway provider.
•    UNSW Institute of Languages is Australia’s first university language centre and has been operating for more than 45 years. 
•    Educational Assessment Australia is a leading international assessment organisation that specialises in large-scale assessments. Its products are available in more than 20 countries with over 2 million student entries annually.
•    Unisearch (Expert Opinion Services) has provided independent expert advice to the public and private sectors for over 45 years.
•    UNSW Global Student Services and Recruitment is responsible for the recruitment of high quality international students to UNSW Global programs that provide a pathway to UNSW.


UTI Ventures

UTI Ventures is a leading Indian private equity firm. Focused on growth capital, they propel the ambitions of passionate Indian entrepreneurs, while unlocking superior returns for their investors. Their demonstrated track record of successful investments, led by an experienced management team, positions their funds among top performers in India.

Their influential and proprietary network of corporates, business leaders and capital market participants provides them access to quality deals and enables them to conclude investments in a highly competitive environment. It also facilitates successful liquidity events for their portfolio companies. Theirs is a proactive team with unmatched local insight. With over 75 years of collective experience in Indian capital markets, the skill sets of each team member are both diverse and complimentary. Their knowledge of domestic regulatory frameworks and cultural sensitivities gives them a distinctive edge among private equity firms in India.

UTI Ventures follows an entrepreneur-centric investment approach. They actively seek out promising Indian companies driven by visionary leadership. Their constant endeavour is to complement the strengths of the teams they back. Placing complete confidence in the ability of their partner entrepreneurs to build and manage their companies, they play an active role in scaling the enterprise.

Utopia Advisors

Utopia Advisors Private Limited is a Boutique Investment Bank providing Financing advisory, M&A advisory and Business advisory services.

The uniqueness in value offering from Utopia Advisors is the ability to deal with various asset and product classes and has strong understanding of various capital syndication alternatives (private equity, convertible instruments, debt, etc).

Utopia Advisors advises clients across sectors in right direction to enhance value of the Company as a whole.

Utopia Advisors was the exclusive financial advisor to Swastik Roadlines (cold chain logistics company ) for raising Private Equity of USD 10 million from India Equity Partners.

Utopia Advisors has a professional experienced team lead by its Founder and Managing Director - Abhishek Jhawar. Abhishek is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has worked with KPMG for several years before incorporating Utopia Advisors in 2010.

Abhishek has a good understanding of transaction issues, deal structuring and negotiation issues relevant to Indian and cross border transactions. Abhishek is an active member of various associations and has given deliberations on Private Equity, Valuations and Due Diligence in various professional bodies.


Vaish Associates, Advocates

Vaish Associates, Advocates (“VA”) is a multi-disciplinary Corporate, Tax and Business Advisory Law Firm advising domestic and international clients with specialization in legal services related to corporate, tax and IPR matters.  Over 100 Lawyers, Company Secretaries and Chartered Accountants form the human capital of the Firm. VA serves the needs of both small and large businesses, ranging from basic start-up work to complex legal issues and regulatory matters.

In 2011, VA completed 40 years of serving a broad range of client interests. Founded in 1971 as a tax practice in New Delhi by Mr. O.P. Vaish - who is now Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, VA is now a full service law firm with has grown its core practices and offices in India at New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bengaluru. VA has association with various affiliate firms across all metros and almost all mini-metro locations across India. VA draws its expertise from lawyers who have gained experience nationally and internationally having worked in close contact with law firms in India and abroad. VA’s representation has been built upon a long association with various Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The broad practice areas of VA are Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Capital Markets, Corporate Laws (including company secretarial services), Exchange Control Regulations Foreign Investment and Joint Ventures, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services, Infrastructure Projects and Energy, Real Estate and Construction, Private Equity, Project Finance, Intellectual Property Rights, Anti Trust laws, Direct and Indirect Taxation, Banking, Cyber laws and corporate litigation.

VA is one of very few law firms in India having a unique combination of corporate law and tax practice. This provides an edge, which is most critical for the success of commercial transactions. Outstanding client service is a cornerstone of VA’s practice.

VA has supported numerous cross-border transactions while providing the experience necessary to offer corporate and commercial, international and domestic tax, labour and benefits, competition, intellectual property and regulatory counsel to clients across all industries.




Veda is a leading mid-market investment bank. Founded in 2004, Veda has closed over 45 Transactions, handled deals aggregating to over $800mn and expanded its presence to Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.             

Veda provides advisory services to companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of
  - Fund raising (venture capital/private equity & debt syndication)
  - Mergers & Acquisitions

What Differentiates Veda

  - Relationship Oriented Approach: The firm continued association as a trusted advisor to several clients, stands testimony to its approach to transactions
  - Diversity in Industry Coverage: Veda has concluded transactions in several domains, including IT/ITeS, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Agriculture, to name a few.
  - Wide Reach: Veda has successfully closed transactions with a wide range of investors and best in breed corporates. The firm has advised on several cross-border transactions, each resulting in strong local businesses partnering with large global players.

Veda Corporate Advisors

Veda is a leading investment bank providing focused advisory services to companies and entrepreneurs.

Veda offers independent advice and customised solutions on private equity fund raising and M & A.

With a dedicated and experienced team spread across offices in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, Veda brings a strong track-record in handling a variety of transactions.

Veda has successfully closed more than 85 transactions amounting to USD 3 Billion in value, across a spectrum of industries such as Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Food/Agriculture, Consumer Services and Business Services.

In the healthcare space, Veda is amongst the top ranking investment banks having crafted close to 20 transactions across segments (Health care delivery - Multi specialty and Single Specialty hospital chains, Diagnostic Services, Medical technology and Contract research)

Veda’s recent M&A transactions include IHH’s proposed investment in Global Hospitals, IHH’s acquisition of majority stake in Continental Hospitals and Intertek acquisition of analytical division of QPS Bioserve among others.

Veda’s recent PE transactions in healthcare include Olympus Capital’s and India Value Fund’s investments in Aster DM Healthcare, CDC’s investment in Rainbow Hospitals, India Value Fund’s investment in Trivitron Healthcare, Konark Capital’s investment in Agappe Diagnostics and LGT Venture’s investment in MyDentist, among others.