DATE: Friday, November 30, 2007
VENUE: Le Meridien, Sankey Road, Bangalore.
TIME: 6.30 PM-10.30 pm. The programme kicked off with panel discussions - one track on growth capital investments and the other on venture capital and technology investments - followed by cocktails and dinner.
Venture capital panel
Sudhir Sethi, Managing Director of IDG Ventures
Ashish Gupta, Managing Director of Helion Venture Partners
Mohanjit Jolly, Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Moderator: Shantanu Surpure, Managing Attorney/Managing Advocate, Sand Hill Advisors
Growth capital panel
Raja Kumar, Managing Director of UTI Ventures
Hetal Gandhi, Managing Director of Tano Capital
Deepak Shahdadpuri, Managing Director, Beacon India Advisors
Moderator: Shyam Shenthar, Managing Director, o3 Capital Partners
Principal Sponsor: UTI VENTURES
UTI Ventures is a leading Indian private equity firm. Focused on growth capital, the firm has a demonstrated track record of successful investments, led by an experienced management team. The Bangalore based fund likes sectors that address domestic demand driven by a fast growing consumer market; services sectors that benefit from India’s infrastructure boom; and sectors that leverage India’s outsourcing strengths in services and manufacturing. It’s portfolio includes Consolidated Construction (urban infrastructures services), Koutons Retail (integrated apparel retail), Laqshya Media (outdoor media), Subex Azure (telecom revenue maximization solutions), Shriram EPC (alternate energy infrastructure services), among others.
Associate Sponsor: o3 CAPITAL
o3 Capital Advisors is a knowledge-oriented investment banking and financial services firm that offers a gamut of advisory solutions to its domestic and international client base. The o3 Capital team comprises investment banking professionals with extensive experience of advising clients across sectors. o3 Capital offers the following services:
Investment Banking, Wealth Advisory, Trading & Broking Services.
The key sectors that o3 Capital focuses on are: Consumer Products and Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail, Textiles & Apparel.
Supporting Sponsor: BLEND FINANCIAL SERVICES PVT LTD
Blend Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. is amongst the leading and fastest growing financial services company in India with a unique model to serve its clients’ needs. Established in 1997 by Mr. Ravi Gupta, who is the Promoter and MD, the firm has grown itself from a two member to 175 member team today. The other key members on the Board are Ms. Vaibhavi Thakkar and Mr. R Sankarakrishnan. Blend has presence in Equities, Debt, Insurance, Management Consultancy, Investments and Mutual Funds. On the equities front, Blend offers end to end advisory and consultancy services to Indian and Overseas Corporates by way of IPO/PE/Private placement/M&A/ADR/GDR/FCCB route. The firm has served around 300 mid-sized corporates, while currently holds mandate worth $1bn (Rs. 4000crs). Last year, the company has seen a successful closure of 13 transactions worth $450 Mn. Blend has its head quarters in Mumbai. Internationally, it has aggressively expanded and has setup operations at five locations: Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia and Indonesia. Domestically, Blend is spread across metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Surat, and Coimbatore.