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KPMG in India, a professional services firm, is the Indian member firm affiliated with KPMG International and was established in September 1993. Our professionals leverage the global network of firms, providing detailed knowledge of local laws, regulations, markets and competition. KPMG has offices across India in Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Noida, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. KPMG in India offers services to national and international clients in India across sectors. We strive to provide rapid, performance-based, industry-focussed and technology-enabled services, which reflect a shared knowledge of global and local industries and our experience of the Indian business environment.
KPMG International is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG member firms operate in 155 countries and have more than 174,000 outstanding professionals working in member firms around the world.
The KPMG Audit practice endeavours to provide robust and risk-based audit services that address member firms' clients' strategic priorities and business processes.
KPMG's Tax services are designed to reflect the unique needs and objectives of each client, whether firms are dealing with the tax aspects of a cross-border acquisition or developing and helping to implement a global transfer pricing strategy. In practical terms that means, KPMG firms work with their clients to assist them in achieving effective tax compliance and managing tax risks, while helping to control costs.
KPMG Advisory professionals provide advice and assistance to help enable companies, intermediaries and public sector bodies to mitigate risk, improve performance, and create value. KPMG firms provide a wide range of Risk Consulting, Management Consulting and Deal Advisory services that can help their clients respond to immediate needs as well as put in place the strategies for the longer term.
Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi‐asset alternative investment firms with approximately $75 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity and venture capital. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.
In Asia, the firm has invested $7 billion in 40 leading companies including Asia Pacific Medical Group, Camp Australia, Carver Korea, ChinaPnR, Daymon Worldwide, Domino's Pizza Japan, Emcure, Genpact, Gymboree China, Japan Wind Development, Jupiter Shop Channel, L&T Finance, Lionbridge, Macromill, MYOB, Only About Children, Ooedo Onsen, QuEST, Retail Zoo, Rise Education, Skylark and Yukiguni Maitake.
BDA Partners is an investment banking firm that advises on international mergers and acquisitions, distressed situations, private placements, capital raisings, valuations and financial restructurings. We specialize in cross-border transactions involving Asia with enterprise values up to US$1bn, where we have a strong track record advising North American, European, and Asian corporates and financial sponsors. We have over 80 professional staff throughout 10 offices located in Asia, the US, and Europe.
ChrysCapital is one of the largest and most established India-focused private equity firms ($3 billion AUM across 7 funds) with a very strong track record of investing in India (78 investments and 55 full exits). The firm has fully realized four successive funds with at least high-teen net USD returns and returned more than 100% of the capital back to LPs in its fifth fund - the only net exposure LPs have is to Fund VI and now Fund VII, which is most likely unprecedented not just in India, but also in emerging markets in general. ChrysCapital has realized over $4 billion which equates to ~10% of the all realizations out of India - the firm's track record is by far one of the strongest in the context of Indian private equity. The firm has achieved all this while maintaining one of the lowest loss ratios and fee drags in the industry.
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 25 years, the firm currently employs more than 290 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With more than $332 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2016, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis. For more information, please follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.
Madison India Capital is one of India's leading private investment firms specializing in the consumer, business services, technology and financial services industries. Since we are specialists in our sectors of focus we are a value-added investor with a deep set of industry and capital markets relationships.
We strive to build long-term partnerships with talented management teams of high growth, market-leading, middle market companies in India. Each of the senior principals on our team has on average 20 years of experience operating or investing in companies in our industries of focus. We are backed by industry veterans, U.S. financial institutions, pension funds as well as global fund of funds.
Samena Capital is a principal investment group focusing on the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa (collectively, the SAMENA region). The firm has raised more than US$1.5 billion of capital since 2008 and has returned US$615 million to investors from over 45 full and partial exits.
Samena Capital currently manages total capital of approximately US$1.0 billion across three primary investment strategies: private equity, direct investments, and credit.
Samena Capital was established in 2008 by some of most prominent valuepreneurs from the SAMENA region and is today uniquely capitalised with equity of approximately US$80 million. Samena Capital currently manages capital across a range of closed-ended fund structures and is a Cayman Islands exempted company. It has three regulated investment advisors based in London (FCA), Dubai (DFSA) and Hong Kong (SFC).
Tata is India's largest and most diversified industrial grouping. Founded in 1868, the group has a long history of creating and nurturing businesses. The Tata group is made up of over 100 independent operating companies of which 29 are publicly listed and which together have an aggregate market capitalization of ~USD 116 billion (as at 31 March 2016). During the financial year 2015-16, the total revenue of Tata companies, was ~USD 103 billion. Tata is one of India's most trusted and highly respected business houses and is India's best recognised brand. Tata Capital's private equity franchise benefits from this privilege and builds on the group's "leadership with trust" credo in supporting its investee companies.
The Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF) is a ~USD 600 million private equity fund raised predominantly from leading global institutions and is primarily focused on investing in India. TOF has a differentiated strategy of investing into proprietary deal situations leveraging Tata's wide network and resources. TOF's current investments span high growth markets within consumer, industrial, infrastructure, services and technology. Each of TOF's portfolio companies has strong governance and management; a focused business strategy; highly respected Indian/global partners; and is a market leader of scale. Through an experienced team of private equity professionals and operating partners, TOF leverages Tata's strong track record of generating shareholder returns. A follow-on fund of similar scale and strategy will likely be launched during 2017.
Founded in 1911, Khaitan & Co ("The Firm") is one of the oldest Indian law firms. The Firm combines a rich heritage of over a hundred years with modern, cutting edge and solution-oriented legal practice and offers full service legal solutions to its domestic and international clients. The Firm has a strength of over 415 fee earners, including over 100 partners across its four offices in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The Firm's practice areas have been widely recognised by various leading international rankings and publications including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. The Firm's Corporate/M&A
practice and several other practice areas including Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Infrastructure and Resources, Environment laws, Estate planning, Trusts and Private clients, , Hospitality, Investment Funds, Intellectual property, Labour and Employment laws, Private Equity, Real Estate, Taxation and Technology, Media and Telecom feature prominently in various leading international and Indian publications.
Over the years the Firm has attracted and retained some of the best legal talent in India to provide high quality legal counsel expected from it across all spheres of commerce and industry. Besides offering a broad spectrum of legal expertise to all its clients, the Firm also ensures personal attention, prompt and quality service in a cost effective manner.
The Firm is adequately equipped to respond with the speed and creative solutions that are demanded in today's highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Its clients include business and financial enterprises, large business houses, banks, financial institutions, government bodies, educational and charitable trusts, cultural institutions, individuals, estates and trusts.
Alea, an ISO 9001:2015 QMS certified company, is a global risk mitigation and investigative consulting firm, which helps organizations reduce reputational and operational concerns.
Established in India in 2003, the firm has directed thousands of assignments for corporations, listed companies, private equity firms, banks, strategic advisory institutions, international finance entities, hedge funds and sovereign funds.
The firm has significant experience conducting investigations for international organizations and industries including insurance, banking, financial services, telecom, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, mining, real estate, retail, EPC, renewable energy, hotels, education, logistics, healthcare and diagnostics, power and infrastructure.
Alea has a unique network of global associates, known to the founders since the last 30 years, in many countries. Our global capability closely extends to Australia, Dubai/UAE, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, U.K. and U.S.A.
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors' interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has nearly 142,000 members in 154 countries and territories, including 135,000 CFA charterholders, and 147 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity limited partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. Initially founded as an informal networking group, the ILPA is a voluntary association funded by its members. ILPA membership has grown to include almost 400 organizations from around the world representing almost 50% of global institutional assets under management in private equity.
Indian Angel Network is India's first and world's largest business angel network with over 450 members across the world. Established in 2006 to foster entrepreneurship with prime focus on nurturing and mentoring new generation entrepreneurs, IAN brought the concept of angel investment to India and has been instrumental in bringing India's start-up ecosystem on the global map. With investors from 10 countries, IAN's presence spans 7 locations, which includes cities in India and UK.
IAN's portfolio, with over 130-odd companies, spans 17 sectors across 7 countries. With an excellent track record, 15 companies have already given cash exits and another 12 have raised next round monies with excellent increase in valuations. Some of its marquee investee companies include, WebEngage, Druva, Box8, Consure amongst many others. Most mainstream Indian VCs (like Sequoia, Nexus, Matrix Partners, Tenaya, IDG, Kalaari, USF, Accel, Inventus) have done a follow on round in IAN's portfolio companies or co-invested with it.
With its recently launched 450 Cr IAN Fund it has become the single largest horizontal platform for seed and early stage investing.
IVCA's mission is to promote a healthy environment for the growth of private equity and venture capital which is much needed to support economic growth, good governance, entrepreneurship, innovation and job creation in India. IVCA stands for the values of good governance, environment protection and poverty reduction through growth of the private sector. IVCA reaches out to the far-flung areas of India and also stands ready to share and assist on a global scale.
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 under the patronage of the Economic Development Board to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. From a humble start of two, our membership now exceeds one hundred and continues to grow in tandem with the industry's development.
To foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the Singapore economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members, promote professional development, raise professional standards as well as facilitate collaboration among members.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the association strives to:
- Promote the professional development of the industry through awards, training, workshops and conference
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members through regular networking events
- Act as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE through data research, feedback and consultation with members and regulatory authorities
- Build linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region through active participation at regional and global VC & PE Initiatives
India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) is a market-leading monthly magazine that provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in India. Its readers are in-house counsel and private practice lawyers around the world. India Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. www.indilaw.com
Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 62 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database - resulting in real revenues for clients. Visit www.mergermarket.com.
Unquote is a dedicated private equity intelligence service based in Europe. Unquote fully researches all deals, funds and exits within the market and fully verifies the information directly with private equity deal-doers, fund managers, institutional investors and advisory communities.