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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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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World Bank Group’s IFC Launch New Fintech Fund for Emerging Markets

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and Victory Park Capital (VPC), a leading investment firm focused on providing flexible debt and opportunistic equity solutions worldwide, has launched a new fund. The new fund will invest in financial technology companies in emerging markets. The partnership aims to improve access to debt capital for financial technology companies that lend to small businesses and consumers in emerging markets.

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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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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:

http://aiwmindia.wiziqxt.com/online-class/302945

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

IAAIF Webinar: Union Budget 2018-Impact on AIFs 13th Feb 2018

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 Tue 13th Feb 2018, from 4.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Webinar link:

http://aiwmindia.wiziqxt.com/learner/online-class/300622

The webinar session will be conducted by Mr. Girish Vanvari, National Head of Tax, KPMG in India. Girish has over two decades of consulting experience, wherein he laid the foundation of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) tax and International Tax practices at KPMG in India. His experience includes advising on several significant M&A deals and restructuring transactions in India on a year-to-year basis, along with advising well-known transnational organisations and many leading Indian enterprises on regulatory, tax, financial and business related matters. He is a regular speaker/panelist at various M&A and international taxation conferences and seminars. He also regularly contributes articles in several newspapers and business magazines.

 

PE/VC monthly exits highest ever in November worth $2.7 billion

According to EY’s monhtly PE deal tracker, November 2017 recorded the highest monthly value of exits ever with 25 exits worth $2.7 billion. It was mainly on account of one large open market exit that of Qatar Foundation Endowment selling 5 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel for US$1.5 billion. There were two PE backed IPO in November 2017 which saw Kedaara selling 13.6 per cent stake in Mahindra Logistics for US$65 million and Reliance Alternative Investment Fund selling 33 per cent stake in Khadim for US$68 million.

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Fund managers make switch to high-growth AIF industry

Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) industry is experiencing the influx of top money managers from broking, asset management, and even PE firms. Marquee fund managers are making the switch to newly introduced alternative investment funds (AIFs), which are seeing a rapid growth in commitments thanks to a spike in the number of wealthy investors.

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Private equity deals touch over Rs 56,000 crore, M&A activity hits over Rs 13,000 crore in September quarter

Corporate India witnessed significant deal activity in the September quarter this year, as private equity invested $8.7 billion and M&A transactions attracted $2.1 billion, says a report.

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