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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 Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune and Vadodara.

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.

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ADP, a global leader in business outsourcing and human capital management solutions, serves more than 650,000 businesses of all types and sizes in over 100 countries. As part of ADP's global Private Equity program, we help Private Equity and Venture Capital firms drive value creation within their portfolio from many key areas including merger integration services, risk mitigation, operational optimization, and global expansion.

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Bain Capital

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multiā€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.

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BDA Partners

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.

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ChrysCapital is one of the largest and most established India-focused private equity firms ($3+bn AUM across 7 funds), with a very strong track record of investing in India (79 investments and 64 full exits). The firm has fully realized five successive funds with strong net USD returns - the only net exposure LPs currently have is to Fund VI and Fund VII, which is most likely unprecedented not just in India, but also in emerging markets in general. Overall, ChrysCapital has realized ~$5 billion which equates to ~10% of total 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 (~15% fee-to-invested capital vs 20-25% for the industry).

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Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is a premier independent advisor with expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues. Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, law firms, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds. We also advise the world's leading standard setting bodies on valuation issues and best practices. Duff & Phelps' nearly 2,500 professionals are located in over 70 offices in 20 countries around the world.

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Hamilton Lane

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.

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Madison India Capital

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.

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Samena Capital

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).

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Tata Opportunities Fund

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 130 billion (as at 31 March 2017). During the financial year 2016-17, the total revenue of Tata companies, was ~USD 100 billion. Tata is one of India's most trusted and highly respected business houses and is India's best recognized 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 has been launched.

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is one of the leading international law firms for Indian funds, including private equity, listed equity, real estate, and venture capital funds. Akin Gump represents a wide range of Indian managers from large financial institutions, to private equity specialists to start-up teams. We are one of the world's largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 20 offices.

Akin Gump has served clients in India for over two decades and has built a leading presence in the India-directed funds market. Based on our experience we provide Indian fund sponsors with practical and proven advice on accessing international sources of capital.

We have a specialized team of over 100 U.S. and U.K. investment funds and tax attorneys located in offices globally. We provide Indian funds clients with real time advice from our London and Singapore offices.

Our breadth of experience provides insight into particular issues that Indian institutions face when raising capital, investing or doing business abroad.

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Khaitan & Co

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1911, Khaitan & Co is one of the oldest Indian law firms. It 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 540+ fee earners, including 113 partners and directors across its four offices.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm is one of India's most recognised full service law firms offering specialised advisory services to clients across all practice areas. 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, private clients, funds, hospitality, intellectual property, labour and employment laws, real estate, taxation, technology, media and telecom and white collar crime feature prominently in various leading international and Indian publications. The firm has received several awards and recognition in recent times for its work by various leading international rankings and publications, some of which include:

• Tier I Indian law firm - Corporate & M&A, Competition/Antitrust and Private Equity - Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
• Tier I Indian law firm - Corporate & M&A and Capital Markets - IFLR 1000 2017
• Tier I Indian law firm - Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds, Labour and Employment, Projects and Energy, Tax and White Collar Crime - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017
• Law Firm of the year and M&A Law firm of the year - IDEX Legal awards 2017
• Law Firm of the year - Indian Business Law Journal - Indian Law Firm awards 2016
• Firm of the year - India, The Asian Lawyer Emerging markets awards 2016

Over the years the firm has attracted and retained some of the best legal talent in India to provide the high-quality legal counsel expected from it. The strategic hiring of partners has resulted in the addition of new practice areas, strengthening of the existing practice areas and also bringing in the best international practices.

The firm's clients include business and financial enterprises, large business houses, banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, government bodies, educational and charitable trusts, cultural institutions, individuals, and estates and trusts from India and overseas.

Khaitan & Co is an independent law firm and routinely works with several leading law firms internationally on inbound and outbound assignments across various jurisdictions on multiple transactions across all its practice areas.

Bangalore: Simal, 2nd Floor, 7/1 Ulsoor Road, Bengaluru 560 042, India; +91 80 4339 7000;
Kolkata: Emerald House, 1B Old Post Office Street, Kolkata 700 001, India; +91 33 2248 7000;
Mumbai: One Indiabulls Centre, 13th Floor, Tower 1, 841 Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai 400 013, India; +91 22 6636 5000;
New Delhi: Ashoka Estate, 12th Floor, 24 Barakhamba Road, New Delhi 110 001, India; +91 11 4151 5454;

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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, founded on a century of legal achievement, is one of India's leading full service law firms. Our mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration.

We are one of India's most well recognised firms, and are known globally for our integrated approach. We are one of India's most well recognised firms, and are known globally for our integrated approach. Our 520 lawyers including 103 partners provide exceptional services across practice areas which include General Corporate, Merger & Acquisition, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Project Finance, Capital Markets, Tax, Intellectual Property and Venture Capital.

We are at the forefront of global and Indian M&A and private equity transactions, cutting edge high risk litigation and advice on strategically important matters across a spectrum of practices and industries for our multi-jurisdictional clients.

We have a pan India presence, with offices in seven cities across India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

Our practice areas:
• General Corporate
• Banking and Finance
• Insolvency & Bankruptcy
• Competition Law
• Dispute Resolution
• Projects and Project Finance
• Capital Markets
• Tax
• Intellectual Property
• Venture Capital

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Alea Consulting

Alea is a risk mitigation advisory firm. It focuses on assisting clients reduce reputation and operational concerns.

Alea's professionals evaluate potential targets of investment opportunities. The firm has directed forensic reviews and due diligence assignments for private equity and hedge funds, corporations, listed companies, banks and sovereign funds.

Alea is ISO 9001:2015 QMS certified. It has a discrete network of confidential senior advisors associates developed over 30 years.

Service sectors include insurance, financial services, telecom, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, defence, real estate, retail, EPC, renewable energy, hospitality, education, logistics, diagnostics and healthcare.

Alea has offices in New Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai.

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CFA Institute

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

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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.

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IndiaBizForSale is the most preferred network to buy, sell, fund and grow businesses in India.

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Indian Angel Network

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.


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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

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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.

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Inc42 is a media and information platform producing data-backed news and analysis on all the vital elements of Indian Startup Ecosystem. We work with the mission of connecting all the stakeholders of Indian Startup Ecosystem so they can collective grow together.

Inc42 has brought fore the amazing stories of thousands of startups, entrepreneurs, technological innovations & breakthroughs, thought leaders & businesses. We believe that information is the new age currency and by empowering our readers with the right information, we are playing our part in fostering a healthy, vibrant, strong and progressive ecosystem.

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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

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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.



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