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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 is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $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. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. 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 over $6.5 billion in 38 leading companies including ASIMCO, Bellsystem24, Biglobe, ChinaPnR, Domino's Pizza Japan, Emcure, Fenghuang Holdings, Genpact, Greatview, Gymboree China, Hero Investments, Japan Wind Development, Jupiter Shop Channel, Lionbridge, Macromill, MYOB, Ooedo Onsen, Retail Zoo, Rise Education, Skylark, Uniview, VXI China and Yukiguni Maitake.
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 $4 billion which equates to ~10% of the all realizations out of India - the firm's track record is by far one of the strongest in the context of Indian private equity. The firm has achieved all this while maintaining one of the lowest loss ratios and fee drags in the industry.
Gaja Capital is a mid-market focused private equity firm. Gaja Capital seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and professionals to build the future champions of Indian economy. Gaja Capital is currently investing out of its third fund, a US$ 240 mn fund with commitments from marquee global investors. The firm has an AUM of USD 450 mn including the previous two funds.
Gaja Capital was founded in 2004 by indigenous professionals with extensive operating and investing experience in India. With an exceptional network of some of India's most successful entrepreneurs, Gaja Capital has leveraged its deep local connect to partner with emerging businesses in India.
Milestone Capital is a professionally managed real estate private equity advisory firm providing investment management services to Indian & global investors across various asset classes. With around US$ 700 million AUM, Milestone advises various innovative real estate private equity themes, each having very high standards of investing excellence, targeting an investor base of non-institutional investors including high net-worth individuals, and institutional investors including insurance companies, banks, pension funds & corporate houses.
Milestone has successfully demonstrated full cycle capability across funds and has returned over 35% of its AUM by way of income plus capital appreciation from its vintage funds, to an investor base of over 14000. Through a well-diversified real estate portfolio, Milestone has been able to manage the risk-return model extremely well. The company's commitment to safeguarding investor money is prime and the investment philosophy ensures that no undue risks are taken at any point during the investment cycle and is comfortable generating ‘moderate returns at low risk'. Milestone's real estate development business consists of a diversified portfolio across equity, structured & mezzanine deals, with smaller deal sizes over shorter project tenures making it possible to invest & exit at attractive valuations. The deal sourcing focus is on investing with reputed developers in residential projects with short gestation period and adequate margin of safety. The real estate rental income funds manage premium commercial properties and have been consistently distribution yield income to investors for past 24 quarters. The funds are supported by a highly seasoned team of professionals in the areas of facility management & leasing.
NewQuest Capital Partners is a Hong Kong-based private equity advisory firm focused on growth markets across the Asia-Pacific region. The firm has become the leading pan-Asian direct secondary platform, specializing in providing alternative liquidity solutions to private equity asset owners either on a single asset or portfolio basis.
NewQuest was established in 2011 from the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Asian Private Equity team and currently manages two funds with initial capital commitments of over US$715 million.
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 US$1.1 billion of assets since 2008 and has returned US$500 million in capital from over 40 full and partial exits. Samena Capital currently manages total capital commitments in excess of US$700 million across three investment strategies: private equity, direct investments and credit.
Established in 2008, Samena Capital pursues an innovative investment model that combines some of the most influential business builders and entrepreneurs in the SAMENA region with experienced deal makers and asset managers, and a balance sheet that is uniquely capitalized with equity of US$75 million. Samena Capital has three regulated investment advisors based in London, Dubai and Hong Kong and two affiliated offices in Singapore and Mumbai.
Founded in 1868, Tata is India's largest, most reputed and diverse business conglomerate. The group comprises over 100 operating companies of which 30 are listed with a combined market capitalization of ~USD 131 billion. Tata is also one of India's oldest fund managers (since 1937, through a listed company) and has been managing third party funds since 1995. Today, Tata manages multiple public equity and private equity funds with a combined AUM of over USD 6 billion including USD 2 billion of international funds. Tata has a market leading private equity program with USD 1.7 billion of AUM across private equity and real-estate strategies. It is the only fund manager head-quartered in Inda to be featured on the PEI 300, a listing of the top global private equity fund managers.
The Tata Opportunities Fund is an exclusive USD 600 million private equity fund with a focus on leveraging its Tata association and access to invest in high potential off-market opportunities, including those within and alongside Tata companies. With a sizeable corpus also available for transactions outside Tata, the Fund seeks to leverage its Tata connections to assist its non-Tata portfolio companies, creating a mutually beneficial partnership stretching beyond financial support.
The Fund concluded its Final Closing in early 2013 at USD 600 million from a handful of large sophisticated investors. The Fund is sector and stage agnostic with investments already committed across market leaders in the hospitality, media, manufacturing and consumer industries in India. With an attractive pipeline in place, the Fund aims to complement its diversified portfolio through a mix of growth capital, buy-out and domestic/cross-border M&A opportunities. A strong team with full cycle private equity experience, off-market and proprietary portfolio and best in class governance and conflict management are highlights of the Fund.
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.
Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) is a research based international law firm with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Palo Alto (Silicon Valley), Singapore, New Delhi, Munich and New York. We provide strategic legal, regulatory, and tax advice coupled with industry expertise in an integrated manner.
As a firm of specialists, we work with select clients in select verticals on very complex and innovative transactions and disputes.
Our forte includes innovation and strategic advice in futuristic areas of law such as those relating to Bitcoins (block chain), Internet of Things (IOT), Aviation, Artificial Intelligence, Privatization of Outer Space, Drones, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Med-Tech, Ed-Tech and Medical Devices and Nanotechnology.
We specialize in Globalization, International Tax, Fund Formation, Corporate & M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, International Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Employment and HR, Intellectual Property, International Commercial Law and Private Client. Our industry expertise spans Automobile, Funds, Financial Services, IT and Telecom, Pharma and Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Education. Our key clientele comprise marquee Fortune 500 corporations.
Our ability to innovate is endorsed through the numerous accolades gained over the years and we are also commended by industry peers for our inventive excellence that inspires others.
Most recently, NDA was ranked the ‘Most Innovative Asia Pacific Law Firm in 2016' by the Financial Times - RSG Consulting Group in its prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2016 Awards. While this recognition marks NDA's ingress as an innovator among the globe's best law firms, NDA has previously won the award for the ‘Most Innovative Indian Law Firm' for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015.
As a research-centric firm, we strongly believe in constant knowledge expansion enabled through our dynamic Knowledge Management (‘KM') and Continuing Education (‘CE') programs. Our constant output through Webinars, Nishith.TV and ‘Hotlines' also serves as effective platforms for cross pollination of ideas and latest trends.
Our trust-based, non-hierarchical, democratically managed organization that leverages research and knowledge to deliver premium services, high value, and a unique employer proposition has been developed into a global case study and published by John Wiley & Sons, USA in a feature titled ‘Management by Trust in a Democratic Enterprise: A Law Firm Shapes Organizational Behavior to Create Competitive Advantage' in the September 2009 issue of Global Business and Organizational Excellence (GBOE).
A brief below chronicles our firm's global acclaim for its achievements and prowess through the years.
• IDEX Legal Awards: In 2015, NDA won the "M&A Deal of the year", "Best Dispute Management lawyer", "Best Use of Innovation and Technology in a law firm" and "Best Dispute Management Firm". Nishith Desai was also recognized as the ‘Managing Partner of the Year' in 2014.
• Merger Market: has recognized NDA as the fastest growing M&A law firm in India for the year 2015.
• Legal 500 has ranked us in tier 1 for Investment Funds, Tax and Technology-Media-Telecom (TMT) practices (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• International Financial Law Review (a Euromoney publication) in its IFLR1000 has placed Nishith Desai Associates in Tier 1 for Private Equity (2014). For three consecutive years, IFLR recognized us as the Indian "Firm of the Year" (2010-2013) for our Technology - Media - Telecom (TMT) practice.
• Chambers and Partners has ranked us # 1 for Tax and Technology-Media-Telecom (2015 & 2014); #1 in Employment Law (2015); # 1 in Tax, TMT and Private Equity (2013); and # 1 for Tax, TMT and Real Estate - FDI (2011).
• India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) has awarded Nishith Desai Associates for Private Equity, Structured Finance & Securitization, TMT, and Taxation in 2015 & 2014; for Employment Law in 2015
• Legal Era recognized Nishith Desai Associates as the Best Tax Law Firm of the Year (2013).
Shearman & Sterling LLP is a leading international law firm with a strong reputation in virtually every area of law relating to commercial and financial activity. For more than 140 years, we have been providing insightful, valuable and tailored legal solutions to our clients. Founded in 1873, the firm has approximately 850 lawyers from 80 countries located in 20 offices in major financial centers for international business and commerce worldwide, practicing Hong Kong, U.S., English, EU, French, German, Italian and Saudi law, and fluent in over 60 languages. We are one of the few globally integrated law firms with local law capability in a number of key jurisdictions.
The firm earns its reputation in providing the highest quality legal services to our clients. We are named to The American Lawyer's prestigious "A-List" for consecutive years, representing "the cream of the crop among the nation's elite law firms" - only 20 are selected. We have also been named to Law 360 "Global 20" List for the sixth consecutive year which recognizes the 20 law firms that had the biggest global presence and handled the largest, most significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year. In addition, we are consistently ranked top-tier in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East by leading global independent directories, including Chambers, IFLR1000, Legal 500, AmLaw 100 and Euromoney, among others.
Dedicated India Group - A trusted partner in every step of your transactions
For more than two decades, Shearman & Sterling has helped clients based in or with a focus on India to achieve their business goals and is a partner of choice for international business. The firm has a dedicated India Group with internationally-qualified lawyers working seamlessly across the firm's offices in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Members of the team consist of lawyers with an Indian and South Asian origin, and are fluent in major Indian languages. We have extensive experience providing integrated cross-practice advice on matters and transactions. The firm's participation in several high-profile mergers and acquisitions, financings and arbitrations in the region stems from the valuable industry experience we provide in many key Indian sectors including metals and mining, energy, infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications.
Although we do not practice Indian law, we maintain strong ties and work closely with top Indian law firms to represent our clients in India and abroad. Some of our lawyers were first admitted to practice in India and are dual qualified, thus able to effectively identify and resolve issues in conjunction with the Indian counsel.
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.
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, founded in 2002, is the world leader in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter®, an internationally recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a global network of over 8,400 alternative investment leaders located in nearly 90 countries, who have demonstrated a deep and thorough understanding of alternative investing. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®, an online course that provides an introduction to the core concepts of alternative investing. Having grown rapidly, the CAIA Association now supports vibrant chapters for its Charter Holder members located in financial centers around the world, produces world class research publications, and sponsors educational and networking events to help the CAIA community keep pace with the industry. CAIA is considered a leading authority and trusted voice for providing perspective on industry trends and developments worldwide.
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Confiex Data is a premium virtual data room platform provider for conducting simple to complex due-diligence processes, sharing confidential business data with external parties and monitoring data access for maintaining compliance records. The service offering is focused on 3 different but inter connected business verticals including for
1. Mergers & Acquisitions
2. Private Equity, Fund Raising, Reporting & Exits
The platform provides a cloud based plugin free, ultra-secured and user friendly environment for companies to share, manage, control and track their most sensitive business information both within and outside their firewalls. The platform is currently used by majority of leading corporate houses, financial institutions, private equity companies, law firms and audit companies for their secured data sharing and collaboration.
Private Equity companies use the platform during the entire lifecycle of the fund.
The platform is used for tracking investors' interest when the Fund documents are securely shared with potential investors. An integrated Q&A functionality enhances the way queries of the investors are managed and logged for compliance purposes.
Retaining the same platform, PE companies report their capital call statements to the investors and track their accessibility. The investors can easily ask questions on the shared reports.
Whether through a stake sale, IPO or typical M&A exit. The Confiex Data VDR platform is built to manage simple to complex due-diligence processes.
The Company operates from Mumbai, Dubai and Singapore offices and provide 24x7 global support. For more information send your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPEA is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. We are an independent non-profit organization. As EMPEA celebrates our 10th anniversary in 2014, we have over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers and industry advisors, who together manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Our members share EMPEA's belief that private capital is a highly suited investment strategy in emerging markets, delivering attractive long-term investment returns and promoting the sustainable growth of companies and economies. We support our members through global authoritative intelligence, conferences and events, networking, education and general and regulatory advocacy. For more information, visit www.empea.org.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association is a not-for-profit association committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry by providing a forum for facilitating value-added communication, enhancing education in the asset class and promoting research and standards in the private equity industry. ILPA has over 240 institutional member organizations that collectively manage approximately $1 trillion of private equity assets. For a copy of the ILPA Private Equity Principles or for more information about ILPA, please visit http://ilpa.org.
The Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) was formed in 1992 to promote the development of the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry. Our Mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital and private equity to the economy in support of entrepreneurship and innovation and to look after the interests of our members.
The association strives to promote the professional development of the industry as well as facilitate interaction and collaboration among its members. The association also acts as a platform for dialogue on regulatory and policy issues pertaining to VC and PE and builds linkages to centres of VC and PE activities in the region.
For more information about SVCA, please visit: www.svca.org.sg
Our website www.asia-first.com offers a unique platform for financial services organisations and finance professionals, bringing together the most important finance publications, research, events, news and training for the Asia region and beyond. Asia First provides financial services organisations with the tools to consolidate the publications and research they use. These tools enable you to better manage the process of subscription and renewal, invoicing, payment, budgeting and tracking. Our platform coordinates subscriptions with multiple publishers and other providers and therefore saves you time and money. With our Smart Events Calendar, you can view all of the most important financial events in Asia in one place, filtered by industry sector, topic and location. The News and Interactive sections provide you with the most relevant news of the day, selected from the most important news providers in Asia and beyond.
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 65 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.