India’s Byju’s raises $250m, ramps up overseas
Indian education technology provider Byju’s has raised USD 250m from existing investors with plans to expand its international business. Funding raised this year alone now tops USD 1bn.
Alteria hits $125m first close on India venture debt fund
India-based venture debt investor Alteria Capital has announced a first close of INR 10bn (USD 125m) on its third fund, noting there is plenty of room for growth in a local VC ecosystem where debt accounts for less than 5% of all investments, compared...
Avataar hits first close on second India growth-stage tech fund
Avataar Venture Partners, an India-based investor in growth-stage B2B technology and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, has reached a first close of USD 130m on its second fund. The overall target is USD 350m.
Asia PE investment sees significant drop-off in third quarter
PE investment in Asia reached USD 36.8bn in the third quarter of 2022, its lowest level since activity seized up in the early stages of COVID-19, with notable declines in India and Southeast Asia.
Google backs India edtech player Adda247
Google has joined a INR 2.7bn (USD 35m) round for Adda247, an education technology start-up that claims to be India’s largest vernacular language exam preparation platform.
India's Fireside Ventures closes Fund III on $225m
Fireside Ventures, a consumer brands-focused Indian VC firm established by Kanwaljit Singh, co-founder of Helion Venture Partners, has closed its third fund on INR 18.3bn (USD 225m).
MO Alternates commits $28m to Indian footwear brand
Motilal Oswal Alternates (MO Alts), formerly Motilal Oswal Private Equity, has invested INR 2.2bn (USD 28m) in India’s Asian Footwears, which produces several shoe brands.
3Q analysis: Lean times
A flicker in India fails to disguise a miserable quarter for exits; a handful of fast fundraises snap Asia out of its slump; investment gravitates towards developed markets and manufacturing
Deal focus: Euler finds favour with India-oriented EVs
Euler Motors is one of several India-based electric vehicle manufacturers attracting significant private capital, but the company believes its customised offering for commercial users is truly differentiated
Warburg Pincus to buy majority stake in India's Vistaar Finance
Warburg Pincus has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Vistaar Finance, an India-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) that serves micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
India's TVS Capital recruits managing partner from Flourish
Anuradha Ramachandran, who was previously an India-based director at financial technology specialist Flourish Ventures, has joined TVS Capital Funds as a managing partner.
FidelisWorld seeks up to $300m for second Asia fund
FidelisWorld, a private equity firm that invests in digitally-enabled businesses driven by consumer demand in India, is looking to raise USD 250m-USD 300m for its second fund.
India's SphitiCap targets $500m for debut VC fund
SphitiCap, a recently established early-stage VC firm in India, has announced the launch of its debut fund targeting USD 500m.
PayU terminates $4.7b acquisition of India's BillDesk
The USD 4.7bn acquisition of Indian payments app BillDesk by industry peer PayU – which was poised to facilitate exits for the likes of TA Associates, General Atlantic, and Temasek Holdings – has collapsed.
GIC leads Series C for India EV maker Euler
GIC has led a USD 60m Series C round for Euler Motors, an India-based manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles (EVs), at a valuation of USD 200m.
Deal focus: GPs pile into US-India tech corridor
US and India-based Accion Labs continues to collect private equity backers as it further globalises its IT services offering. Incoming investors don’t want to shake up the winning formula
Elev8 targets $200m for India growth-stage fund
Elev8 Venture Partners, a newly established Indian growth-stage investor, has launched its debut fund with a target of USD 200m.
Sequoia, ChrysCapital to exit India's Curatio
Sequoia Capital India and ChrysCapital Partners are set to exit Indian skincare brand Curatio, with Torrent Pharma agreeing to acquire 100% of the company for INR 20bn (USD 245m).
India's Molbio secures Temasek backing, becomes unicorn
India’s Molbio Diagnostics, a medical equipment maker best known for its COVID-19 testing systems, has raised a USD 85m round featuring Temasek Holdings at an enterprise valuation of USD 1.6bn.
OTPP opens Mumbai office
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has opened an office in Mumbai, adding India to an Asian footprint that currently includes bases in Hong Kong and Singapore.
India's True North buys stake in TA-backed Accion Labs
Indian middle market private equity firm True North has acquired a significant minority position in US and India-based IT provider Accion Labs from TA Associates for USD 93m.
India mass market: Bharat dreams
A labyrinth of logistical, cultural, competition, and business modelling challenges is curbing private equity appetite for India’s quickly modernising proletariat
LP interview: Partners Capital
Nearly a decade after establishing a foothold in Asia, Partners Capital has acquired a string of local clients and devised a distinct, middle market-oriented approach to deploying capital in the region
India gifting platform secures $23m Series B
Join Ventures, an India-based company that owns a portfolio of direct-to-consumer gifting brands, has raised USD 23.5m in Series B funding led by Motilal Oswal Alternate Investment Advisors.