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APEX’11, Venture Intelligence annual event, set to outline PE & VC investing trends

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26th Jan 2011
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APEX'11, the fifth edition of the annual conclave of the Indian Private Equity/Venture Capital industry organized by leading research firm Venture Intelligence, is set to witness a stellar set of investor and entrepreneur speakers who will help participants "see around the corners" for both opportunities and challenges. Scheduled for February 9-10 at Mumbai, APEX’11 will feature high power panel discussions on the road ahead for Private Equity and Venture Capital investments in India. The event will also feature special panel discussions on PE/VC investments in various sectors including Cleantech, Logistics and Real Estate.

“APEX’11 is a unique platform where PE/VC fund managers, entrepreneurs and sector experts will predict trends that will shape the investing landscape over the next several months,” said Arun Natarajan, Managing Director & CEO of Venture Intelligence.

Speakers on the PE/VC Industry Panels at APEX’11 include Raj Kondur, Director, Ascent Capital; P.R. Srinivasan, CEO, Exponentia Capital; Alok Gupta, Managing Director - India, Headland Capital; A.K.Purwar, Chairman, IndiaVenture and Vinod Dham, Managing Director, IndoUS Ventures.

Speakers on the Cleantech Panel include:

Dr. Vivek Tandon, Co-Founder, Aloe Private Equity

Inderpreet Wadhwa, CEO, Azure Power

Vinod Kala, Managing Director, Emergent Ventures

Siddhartha Das, General Partner, Ventureast

Speakers on the Logistics & Transportation Panel include:

Ashis Nain, MD, Expressit Logistics Worldwide

KK Iyer, MD, India Equity Partners

Sankalp Shukla, CEO, Inlogistics

Mohit Bhatnagar, MD, Sequoia Capital India

Speakers on the Logistics & Transportation Panel include:

Sunil Rohokale, ED, ASK Investment Holdings

Sanjeev Dasgupta, President, ICICI Venture

P. S. Jayakumar, MD, VBHC

Gurcharan Das, Ex-CEO of P&G India and author of India Unbound and The Difficulty of Being Good, will also address the 2011 Awards Function.

“For PE/VC investors, 2010 has been an outstanding year in terms of exits. On the investments side, while sectors like Education, Energy and Agri-Business have powered ahead to all-time highs, other sectors like Microfinance are facing significant challenges,” pointed out Mr. Natarajan of Venture Intelligence. “In this context, APEX’11 will explore how PE/VC fund managers are shaping up to take on the challenges and exploit emerging opportunities in partnership with entrepreneurs,” said Mr. Natarajan

As with the past four summits, APEX’11 will witness the coming together of over 200 participants from leading PE & VC Funds, Entrepreneurs and Top Executives from across sectors and related Service Providers.

Another key highlight of APEX’11 will be the Venture Intelligence Awards for Private Equity Excellence (APEX), the first awards for the PE/VC industry in India. Past recipients of APEX Awards include Past recipients of APEX Awards include Actis, Ascent Capital, Baring Private Equity India, ChrysCapital, Helion Ventures, ICICI Venture, IDFC Private Equity, India Value Fund, Nexus Ventures and Sequoia Capital India.

For participation details, email info@ventureintelligence.in or call +91-44-42185180

More information about APEX ’11 is available at http://ventureintelligence.in/apex11.html

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/Venture Capital and M&A deals in India.

Venture Intelligence conferences are a leading platform that bring together investors and entrepreneurs in a focused manner that facilitates discussion and networking. Speakers at Venture Intelligence Conferences are typically Investors, Entrepreneurs and CXO/Board-level executives from accomplished companies.

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