Limits notified for tax breaks to angel investors

The government announced it had exempted investments by individuals in some categories of start-ups from the so-called ‘angel tax’. The notification says start-ups may avail of the tax concession only if total investment, including funding from angel investors (those who make the initial equity investment) does not exceed Rs 100 million.

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The Digital Challenge Through A Private Equity Lens

The digital revolution is presenting a bewildering mix of risks and opportunities for investors. At a time when technology is disrupting markets and transforming businesses with alarming speed, the risk of getting blindsided is an ever-present concern. Yet it cuts both ways. The explosion of data, analytics and connectivity has dramatically enhanced PE funds’ ability to assess companies in due diligence and to improve their performance during the holding period. As markets rapidly transform, funds can find as many opportunities as risks if they have developed the ability to handicap change better than the competition.

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SEBI puts in place detailed modality on beneficial owners of FPIs

Market regulator SEBI came out with a circular on 10th April giving detailed framework in order to identify and verify beneficial owners of foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). Beneficial owner (BO) is the natural person, who ultimately owns or controls an FPI. Under the framework, beneficial ownership of FPIs having structure of company or trust should be identified on controlling ownership interest and control basis.

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Sebi issues Clarification on Clubbing Investment Limits of Foreign Govt, Related Entities.

Markets regulator SEBI issued a circular on 10th April 2018 clarifying on clubbing investment limits of foreign Government and foreign Government related entities from the same jurisdiction. According to SEBI they will be considered a single Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) for the investment cap of 10 per cent in a listed Indian company.

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Private Equity Risks Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success

Some of the largest global private-equity funds raised in recent years are taking longer to invest than their peers, and the culprit could be the scale of ambition managers have had in recent years. According to Wall Street Journal analysts, private-equity managers with excess cash on their books are struggling to deploy funds as quickly as their peers, and that’s putting pressure on investor returns.


Blockchain Platform To Tokenize “Antiquated” Alternative Investments Sector

An established, award-winning financial services company is vowing to “create huge efficiencies and scalability” for the alternative investments industry by implementing Blockchain and “tokenizing an antiquated system.”

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Sale of bad loans slow down as ARCs bargain with banks over pricing

Banks sell assets to Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) on a full-cash basis or through a 15:85 rule, where 15 percent of the value is paid in cash and the rest in the form of security receipts (SRs) which are instruments that can be sold to qualified buyers such as financial institutions, banks and alternative investment funds (AIFs) through a process of private placement.

While assets over Rs 16,000 crore have been put on sale to clean up balance sheets as the financial year ends, ARCs that buy distressed assets, have been looking for better pricing from banks thus slowing down the buying process,

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Electric Vehicles – Next Big Thing in Green Tech

The mass production of electric vehicles is the next big thing in green tech. The advancement in technology and logistics management have brought substantial reduction in cost.

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Angel Tax: Indian Startups May Get Policy Boost From Indian Govt.

In a recent notification, while the Income Tax department has already halted angel tax recovery operations from startups, it appears that the Indian government is now considering to provide certain exemption to angel investors under Section 42 of the Companies Act.

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Webinar: Union Budget 2018 – Impact on AIFs, 19th Feb at 4.30PM

Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) is organising a webinar on “Union Budget 2018 – Impact on Alternative Investment Funds”. As a part of its objectives, IAAIF is committed to promote the professional development of the alternative investments industry and curating industry focused high quality education programs, events and professional & investor education initiatives. 

The Union Budget 2018 – Impact on Alternative Investment Funds webinar is scheduled on Monday 19th Feb 2018, from 4.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Webinar link:

The webinar session will be conducted by Mr. Girish Vanvari, National Head of Tax, KPMG in India and Mr. Vikram Naik, Partner Deal Advisory Tax, KPMG in India