VCCircle SME & Mid-Market Investment Summit 2012: 2nd Edition

  • Introduction
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Venue
  • Sponsors
  • Partners
  • Registration

VCCircle SME & Mid-Market Investment Summit 2012

According to VCCedge deal data, SME and Mid-Market segment has witnessed a large number of capital-raising activities in sectors such as consumer, financial services, healthcare, education, infrastructure ancillaries, internet businesses, media and entertainment, logistics, MFI and bottom of pyramid sectors and so on.

The SME & Mid-Market segment has been one of the core strengths of the country's economy, has been a backbone behind many large industries and sectors. Some of the exciting business here have been developed on ideas based on innovation, scale and excellent execution, which are the key reasons that continue to drive interest among private equity investors and bankers.

VCCircle SME & Mid-Market Investment Summit 2012 will bring out specific sectoral highlights through case studies and insights from speakers who will be drawn from a cross-section of industry verticals. Some of the issues the summit will broadly tackle: What do investors look for in your company’s business vision before investing? How do you scale from Rs 25-crore revenue to Rs 500 crore? And what one should look for in the immediate business environment and the global macro indicators.

9:50am - 10:00am
Introduction Note

Sahad P.V. – Founder & Editor, VCCircle

10:00am - 11:00am
Panel 1: Scaling Emerging SME & Mid-Market Businesses In India
Indian SME & Mid-Market segments, which drive majority of private capital investments, have been high growth oriented, with increasing exposure to both domestic as well as international markets. What is the growth potential for SME & Mid-Market segment in India? What are the various strategies to expand and scale? What will take these companies to the next level – large corporates? Which sectors will lead with the majority of private equity and M&A deals?

Gopal Srinivasan – MD, TVS Capital Funds (Moderator)
S Harikrishnan - Partner, Avigo Capital Partners
Rajesh Puri - CEO, Meru Cabs
Alok Gupta - Partner, Headland Capital Partners Limited

11:00am - 11:50am
Session: Creating Value Through Business Transformation: A PE-Entrepreneur Perspective

Imran Jaffar - Partner, Gaja Capital Partners (Moderator)
Tushar Mehendale - MD, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems
Bharat Dighe - Partner, Aureos India Advisers

11:50am - 12:00pm
Tea & Networking

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sector Presentation: Consumer Businesses
Private equity funded Sanjay Vakharia, Founder & Director, Spykar will present on
- Spykar’s inception, early days & business model
- Significant milestones
- How Spykar raised private equity funding and scaled?
- Growth path and projections

Sanjay Vakharia - Founder & Director, Spykar

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Sector Presentation: Manufacturing & Engineering
Private equity funded K.L. Bansal, Chairman & MD, Dee Development Engineers will present on
- DDEL’s inception, early days & business model
- Significant milestones
- How DDEL raised private equity funding and scaled?
- Growth path and projections

K.L. Bansal - Chairman & MD, Dee Development Engineers Ltd.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel 2: Raising Private Equity Money: Valuation, Rights & Other Key Issues
How do you access capital from private equity funds? What do funds look for in a business model? What is preferred – revenue projections or real cash flows? How should companies prepare themselves to attract PE? How do companies & funds align their valuation expectations? When is the right time in a firm’s business cycle to attract private equity money? What are the benefits of raising funds through a costlier capital like PE? Their role in business development & transformation? Apart from money, what other inputs & value additions do private equity managers bring to the table? Developing company financial information, moving from non-formal business practices to formal business practices.

Sanjiv Singhal - MD, Banyan Tree Capital (Moderator)
Sandeep Reddy - Founder & MD, Peepul Capital
Chandrasekar Kandasamy - Managing Partner, ePlanet Ventures
Nikhil Khattau - MD, Mayfield Fund Advisors
Amul Gabrani - Vice Chairman & MD, Tecpro Systems Ltd

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Session: Building SME/Mid-Market Brands: Unlocking the potential of your brand to create exponential business growth & enterprise value

Puneet Suri, Director, Brand Capital

3:30pm - 3:50pm
Tea & Networking

3:50pm - 4:20pm
Sector Presentation: Logistics
Private equity funded Saju Chacko, MD, Caravel Logistics will present on
- Caravel’s inception, early days & business model
- Significant milestones
- How Caravel raised private equity funding and scaled?
- Growth path and projections

Saju Chacko – MD, Caravel Logistics

4:20pm - 4:50pm
Sector Presentation: Healthcare & Lifesciences
Private equity funded Amit Bakshi, MD, Eris Lifesciences will present on
- Eris' inception, early days & business model
- Significant milestones
- How Eris raised private equity funding and scaled?
- Growth path and projections

Amit Bakshi, MD, Eris Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.

4:50pm - 5:00pm
Concluding Remarks

5:00pm - 6:00pm
VCCircle Lounge
One-to-one interaction with India's topmost private equity investors in a special structured session, VCCircle Lounge. This is session is limited to select 15 companies and 15 investors.

Alok Gupta Alok Gupta Partner, Headland Capital Partners
 
Amul Gabrani Amul Gabrani Vice-Chairman & MD, Tecpro Systems Ltd
 
Bharat Banka Bharat Banka Senior President, Aditya Birla Group
 
Bharat Dighe Bharat Dighe Partner, Aureos India Advisers
 
Chandrasekar Kandasamy Chandrasekar Kandasamy Managing Partner, ePlanet Ventures
 
Imran Jaffar Imran Jaffar Partner, Gaja Capital Partners
 
K.L Bansal K.L Bansal MD, Dee Development Engineers Limited
 
Nikhil Khattau Nikhil Khattau Managing Director, Mayfield
 
Puneet Suri Puneet Suri Director, Brand Capital
 
Rajesh Puri Rajesh Puri CEO, Meru Cab Company
 
Saju Chacko Saju Chacko Managing Director, Caravel Logistics
 
Sandeep Reddy Sandeep Reddy MD, Peepul Capital Advisors
 
Sanjay Bansal Sanjay Bansal Managing Director, Ambit Corporate Finance.
 
Sanjay Vakharia Sanjay Vakharia Director and COO, Spykar Lifestyles Pvt Ltd | @Spykarlifestyle
 
Sanjiv Singhal Sanjiv Singhal MD, BanyanTree Capital
 
Shamsher Puri Shamsher Puri MD, Dusters Total Solutions
 
Tushar Mehendale Tushar Mehendale MD, ElectroMech
 

The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

Distance: Ambience Island National Highway - 8, Gurgaon - 12


Avigo Capital Partners

Avigo Capital Partners is an Indian private equity fund manager with a focus on Private Equity Investments in the SME sector in India. Avigo has over USD 365 million under management and has successfully raised and invested two funds (The Avigo SME Fund I and the Avigo SME Fund II). Avigo is currently making investments from the USD 240 million Avigo SME Fund III.  Avigo has established its credentials and demonstrated a differentiated investment strategy of supporting SME companies in their growth phase through more than 25 investments in over 15 companies over the past 7 years.

 Brand Capital

Brand Capital is a part of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL). We work with young businesses in creating iconic brands for our clients by putting the unmatched might of our media offerings along with our brand building expertise. At the core we engage with growth- oriented Indian entrepreneurs; established as well as new-gen; to provide funding for long- term advertisement solutions. To augment the core offering of Brand Capital as above, we have 3 more solutions offered - Brand Estate, SpringBoard & BrandScope.

Brand Estate helps to propel real-estate brands to top-of-mind by providing innovative brand-building solutions. Spring Board helps to propel Asset-light concepts into Super Brands through the infusion of high-decibel advertising. At BrandScope we create brands, positioned at different consumer segments with the ability to straddle multiple content, experience and product categories. Our aim is to help businesses targeting similar consumer segments to ride
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TVS Capital Funds Limited

TVS Capital Funds Limited was founded in September 2007, by Gopal Srinivasan of TVS Group, who brings over twenty five years of entrepreneurial and operational experience. TCF limited works closely with enterpreneurs with management capability and capital during the investment horizon.

TVS Capital Funds Ltd manages the TVS Shriram Growth Fund which has more than INR 1,100 Cr AUM domestic rupee fund across two Schemes - 1A and 1B. The Fund is established with a vision to develop and nurture India's mid-cap businesses into world class companies. The fund is targeting investments across consumer driven opportunities such as food & agro, retail, healthcare, education, FMCG, media & entertainment, facilities management and so on. The fund has completely deployed Fund 1A and investment in Fund 1B is going on in full swing. TVS Shriram Growth Fund is registered with SEBI under the Venture Capital Funds regulations.

The sponsors of the fund are the TVS Group
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Headland Capital Partners Limited

Headland Capital Partners Limited, formerly, HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Limited, has been advising private equity and venture capital funds since 1989. In November 2010, our senior management team completed the management buyout of HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Limited which has been renamed Headland Capital Partners Limited (Headland). Headland’s management team owns 80.1% of the company. HSBC retains a 19.1% interest in the firm and remains one of the largest investors in the funds advised by Headland.

Funds advised by Headland have invested in more than 140 companies located primarily in Greater China, India, South Korea and Southeast Asia. Current active funds have committed capital of approximately US$2.4 billion. In India, the funds have investments spanning across the medical equipment and devices, information technology, media & post production services, financial inclusion, telecommunication services and mobile VAS sectors. Our team is based in Hong Kong, M
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IndiaMART ONLINE MEDIA PARTNER
IndiaMART

IndiaMART.com is India's largest online B2B marketplace for Small & Medium Size Businesses, connecting global buyers with suppliers. The company offers a platform & tools to over 1.5 million suppliers to generate business leads from over 10 million buyers, who use the platform to find reliable & competitive suppliers. The company has over 2600 employees located across 40+ offices in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

TiE Delhi-NCR INDUSTRY PARTNER
TiE Delhi-NCR

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
TiE is recognized as a global organization fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking and education. The purpose of TiE is to encourage and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs and add to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation spurring development and economic growth of the world.

 Founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals with roots in Indus region, TiE is a unique platform which brings all the stake holders - Entrepreneurs, Academia, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Banks, Incubators and corporate together and makes them accessible to entrepreneurs.
There are currently over 16,000 members including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 17 countries.

TiE Delhi - NCR
TiE Delhi - NCR is among the largest and most vibrant chapter across the vast TiE network. In th
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CRISIL INDUSTRY PARTNER
CRISIL

About CRISIL
CRISIL is a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and risk and policy advisory services. We are India's leading ratings agency. We are also the foremost provider of high-end research to the world's largest banks and leading corporations.

About CRISIL Ratings
CRISIL Ratings is India's leading rating agency. We pioneered the concept of credit rating in India in 1987. With a tradition of independence, analytical rigour and innovation, we have a leadership position. We have rated over 49,000 entities, by far the largest number in India. We are a full-service rating agency. We rate the entire range of debt instruments: bank loans, certificates of deposit, commercial paper, non-convertible debentures, bank hybrid capital instruments, asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, perpetual bonds, and partial guarantees. CRISIL sets the standards in every aspect of the credit rating bu
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Sme Joinup ONLINE MEDIA PARTNER
Sme Joinup

Want to find a Solid Investor, Get help to Strategize your market entry and market value, Want to get those precious qualified leads, want to become the most sought after entrepreneur, then we are your gateway. SMEJOINUP.com is place where you find everything an entrepreneur and small businesses are looking for. In short we are a mall for small businesses.

SME JOINUP a premier one stop online destination has become a market place to walk entrepreneurs through starting, running, promoting and growing small businesses.  With a goal to fit out start-ups, we bring the newbie entrepreneurs and even the big giants with an exhaustive, clear and first-hand approach to help their businesses thrive.  
Just within a short span SME JOINUP has developed a Business Development Platform only for Small Businesses and have smoothly built a network of 40,000 + business-owners & decision makers, 5000+ s
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Milagrow TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
Milagrow

Set up in 2007, Milagrow came into existence with the aim of offering support as a venture catalyst to fill the 'Management Capital' need gaps of growth seeking - micro, small and medium businesses.

Milagrow brings in rich management capital to its clients through unique solutions, services, platforms and real insights into the issues of micro, small and medium businesses (MSMEs).

Milagrow services its clients with various solutions and options in areas like: - consulting, hand holding, Starting-up, Scaling-up, Turnaround, and Operational Excellence. It provides business solutions for industrial, functional and geographical domains. Its General Management Consulting Practice has CEO mentoring as a service for MSMEs. Under industry specific consulting practice, Milagrow has special focus on Retail and Consumer Electronics.

Over the last 5 years Milagrow has become a "One Window" for all growth seeking - Micro, Small and Medium Enterpris
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Angel Investment Network ONLINE MEDIA PARTNER
Angel Investment Network

Angel Investment Network is the world’s largest business angel network with over 200,000 members and 30 networks worldwide covering more than 80 countries.

They offer entrepreneurs a quick and effective way of raising capital for their business and give investors access to investment opportunities and dealflow from around the world via an online matching portal.  They also run pitching events in cities around the world to give entrepreneurs and investors the chance to meet face to face.

Angel Investment Network is solving the investment battle for both sides by making it quicker, easier and cheaper for the angels to find investment-worthy business plans and for the entrepreneurs to secure the investment they need to start or expand their business.

For more information, visit the Indian network at http://www.investmentnetwork.in

SeedMe ONLINE MEDIA PARTNER
SeedMe

SeedMe is a platform for every individual to seed themselves to be an Entrepreneur. In the phase of cultivation, there is a process of seed seasoning, to sow it in the chosen field to accomplish the expected yield. Likewise, SeedMe show you the path to seasoning yourself in the phase of entrepreneurial development.

SeedMe not only recognize you as a right seed but it also helps you to germinate, grow and harvest yourself as an Entrepreneur with the help of Mentors and Investors. If you sow the seed, every seed has the potential to germinate but in practical there may be some exceptions due to the parameters and circumstances involved. Similarly, everyone having their own potential to do anything, but only few tends to express it. That is, according to Darwin Theory we people call it as Survival of the Fittest. In some case, it being as a partially false statement in Entrepreneurs life, because most of the entrepreneurs are survived, but they are failed to recognize themsel
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