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ChrysCapital, India Value Fund, Nexus Venture Partners win APEX Awards

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4th Feb 2010
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ChrysCapital India, India Value Fund and Nexus Venture Partners were adjudged the country's leading Private Equity/Venture Capital firms for 2009 at the latest Venture Intelligence APEX Awards.

ChrysCapital India, India Value Fund and Nexus Venture Partners were adjudged the country's leading Private Equity/Venture Capital firms for 2009 at the latest Venture Intelligence APEX Awards. Among corporate law firms, ALMT Legal and Desai & Diwanji topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables as the Most Active Legal Advisors for Private Equity and M&A deals respectively in 2009, while Ernst & Young topped the League Tables as the Most Active Transaction Advisor (PE and M&A) for the year. The awards were given away as part of Venture Intelligence APEX '10, the annual conclave of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry.

As part of his address, Chief Guest Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman of the Piramal Group, reflected on the lessons of the last 12-18 months (both from the perspective of the Piramal Group and Corporate India in general) and how he sees things shaping up ahead. Microsoft BizSpark was the co-host for the APEX'10 Awards function. ChrysCapital and India Value Fund are receiving the APEX Awards for the second time, having earlier won the awards in 2007 and 2006 respectively. Accepting the "Best Private Equity Firm-2009" Award on behalf of ChrysCapital, Ashish Dhawan, Senior Managing Director, said "The last time we won the award was a great year for the PE industry. However, 2009 has been a challenging year for PE funds globally as well as in India and to bag this award again in such an environment means a lot to us at ChrysCapital."

Accepting the "Best Private Equity Firm-Midmarket-2009" Award on behalf of India Value Fund, the firm's CEO Vishan Nevatia, said "While success in PE can be evaluated only over 15-20 years, such awards motivate the team to continue their journey and quest for excellence." Receiving the "Best Venture Capital Firm-2009" Award from Matthew Clark, Senior Director-Startup Engagement, Microsoft, Nexus Venture Partners Managing Directors Sandeep Singhal and Suvir Sujan said, "We are delighted to receive this Award. It is an acknowledgement of our investing values.

Nexus Venture Partners will continue to back passionate entrepreneurs with transformational ideas and provide them an ecosystem that can help them scale their companies and take them global". The APEX fund awardees are chosen by a Jury Panel consisting exclusively of Limited Partners (i.e., investors in PE/VC funds). The jury members for the APEX'10 Fund Awards included executives from Adams Street Partners, Asia Alternatives, CDC Group, Gartmore, GIC, SEDCO, Siguler Guff and Squadron Capital. The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on volume of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms during the calendar year. The League Tables are compiled based on transactions submitted by the advisory firms and filtered using Venture Intelligence definitions.

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About Microsoft BizSpark BizSpark is Microsoft Corp.'s program that provides Software, Support and Visibility for Software Startups. For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/BizSpark/ About Venture Intelligence Venture Intelligence, a division of Chennai, India-based TSJ Media Pvt. Ltd., is the leading provider of data and analysis on Private Equity and M&A transactions in India. For more information, please visit http://www.ventureintelligence.in

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