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February 27, 2019 - Mumbai

India's Premier Investor - Entrepreneur Interface saw the participation of the Who's Who of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital ecosystem. The Summit saw leading top professionals from PE-VC firms and Advisory Firms throw light on the latest trends affecting transactions - PE, VC and M&A - in the current environment.

The APEX'19 Awards recognized the leading PE and VC firms - for transactions in the year 2018 - across 14 categories. The Awards Dinner provided a great opportunity for advisory professionals and entrepreneurs to catch up & network with top PE-VC Fund Managers in a relaxed setting.

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Venture Capital Panel

The event kicked off with the Venture Capital panel covering trends in venture capital investments and exits, sectors investors are looking to back, legal and regulatory pitfalls, etc.

Sesh A.V, MD, Basiz Fund Services
Sudhir Sethi, Chairman, Chiratae Ventures
Bharat Banka, Member, Indian Angel Network (IAN)
Anand Lunia, Partner, India Quotient
Archana Khosla, Partner, Vertices Partners
Sameer Nath, Partner, Iron Pillar Fund

M&A Panel

The VC panel was followed by the M&A Panel covering how entrepreneurs and companies can avoid the failures of corporate M&A.

LC Singh, Executive Vice Chairman - Nihilent
Gowri S Subramanian, CEO - Aspire Systems
Pravin Advani, Co‐Founder - SA Global Advisors
Sumit Sinha, Partner - DMD Advocates
Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, CPO - Mnagenome
Rajeev Agrawal, Partner - Ambit Pragma


Private Equity Panel

The Private Equity panel covered Global and Domestic events and trends that could impact PE Investments & Exits in the coming months.

Santosh Sreedhar, Partner - Avalon Consulting
Shyam Pandya, Partner - Economic Laws Practice
Niten Lalpuria, MD - Paragon Partners
Amit Jain, MD - Blackstone
Alok Gupta, Advisor - Foundation Private Equity
Harjit Singh, Founder - EB5 USA Services


Celeberating the Best of
Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital

Keynote Speaker

The Apex Awards session was kicked off by a fire-side chat with
Kiran Reddy, CEO of SPI Group who recounted lessons from the journey of building the "Sathyam Cinemas" Experience.

The APEX'19 Award Winners were:

Accelerator of the year - Axilor Ventures
Seed VC Investor of the year - Blume Ventures
Early Stage VC of the year - Sequoia Capital India
Family Office Investor of the year - Astarc Ventures
Impact Investor of the year - Asha Impact
VC Fund Raise of the year - Sequoia Capital India
Growth Capital VC Investor of the year - Norwest Venture Partners
Strategic Investor of the year - Naspers
Real Estate Investor of the year - Apollo Global
Healthcare Investor of the year - Tata Capital Healthcare Fund
Mid‐Market PE Investor of the year - Gaja Capital
Private Equity Fund Raise of the year - ChrysCapital
Buyout Fund of the year - Blackstone
Private Equity Investor of the year - ChrysCapital

Awards Photos

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