Private equity and venture capital are among the most important sources of funding for companies with high growth potential. Such funding not only helps these businesses scale up, but also supports them with strategy, processes, market intelligence as well as mentorship at critical stages of their development. Company’ need right investment at right time to make it big and successful and the classic examples are Flipkart, Paytm & Ola.

India is one of the most attractive & emerging investment destinations for PE VC funds. Of late fundsare turning more selective in making investment decisions and quality of business is becoming a priority.

Given the current COVID-19 Crisis, it is important to understand the emerging issues across business sectors and its impact on PE/VC deals. VCCircle's upcoming workshop will equip delegates decode key takeaways from Government’s measures and their impact on commercial transactions; how potential sellers should ready themselves to handle M&A in these times to raise funds to set up or expand their companies, Exit planning and process including potential routes.

Workshop Takeaways

Grasp the logic and underlying principles of private equity financing - fund for business, strategic advice, information and assistance at critical stages of business cycle

  • Emerging issues across business sectors due to COVID-19 outbreak
  • Understand funds’ perspective - how they look into the business before investing
  • Prepare for raising fund - Business plan, due diligence, valuation and investment model
  • Impact and Response of Global tax regulators to the COVID- 19 crises
  • Fund Raising process – finding, selecting, negotiation, closing Investment deals and exit strategies
  • Modes of private equity financing – equity, venture capital, venture debt and mezzanine
  • Risk evaluation by PE Fund - financial risk, legal risk, commercial risk
  • Legal documentation and pre and post-financing issues

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs & organizations looking to raise funds
  • CXOs, MDs, Directors and Senior Management
  • Executives of the M&A team
  • Directors of Strategic Planning & Financial Directors
  • Corporate/General/In-house Counsel/Company Secretaries
  • Individual, Private and Institutional Investors
  • I-Bankers, Professional Advisers, Law Firms & Consultants
  • Investment/Fund Managers



Fund Raising & Managing Liquidity: Deal Value considerations during crisis & theopportunity

Presenter: Raja Lahiri

Topics covered:

  • Potential impact of COVID-19 on deal making environment
  • Managing liquidity and cash flows for corporates – key considerations
  • Getting ready for fund-raising / M&A & deal making process – how to accelerate and prepare to raise funds / M&A
  • Due diligence considerations, financial and commercial due diligence
  • Valuation considerations – valuation impact assessment
  • How to leverage & create the deal making opportunity in these times

SESSION 2 TAX: PE / VC fund raising – Tax and Structuring issues in the current regime/circumstances

Presenter: Anil Talreja

Topics covered:

  • Key tax considerations on investment and modification of approach under the COVID-19 regime
  • Impact of COVID-19 on tax due diligence for PE investments
  • Tax indemnities/ insurance and other protection measures for tax exposures
  • Response of Global tax regulators to the COVID-19 crises
  • Exit planning and process including potential routes 

SESSION 3. Overview of documentation involved and key legal issues

Presenter: Karan Kalra

Topics covered:

  • Typical deal flow and mechanics
  • Understanding key provisions and underlying principles under the following documents:
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Term sheets
  • Share subscription agreements
  • Share purchase agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Inter-se agreements

SESSION 4. Impact of COVID-19 on PE / VC fund raising

Presenter: Vaibhav Kakkar

Topics covered:

  • Emerging issues across business sectors;
  • Concept of Force Majeure and doctrine of frustration;
  • Analysis of key provisions and exercise of powers by the Governments under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act, 2005;
  • Assessment of lockdown measures;
  • Evaluation of directives issued for compulsory payment of wages & non-termination of employees;
  • Relaxations granted by Government;
  • Key takeaways from Government’s measures and their impact on commercial transactions;
  • Way forward and need of the hour

Course Concludes



Raja Lahiri

Partner - Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton India LLP

Vaibhav Kakkar

Partner, L&L Partners

Karan Kalra

Founder, Bombay Law Chambers

Anil Talreja

Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells

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