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IVCA CONCLAVE 2019 – Agenda

7th March, 2019 (DAY 1) – Taj Palace (Mumtaz hall) , New Delhi

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM


Registration & PE/ VC Networking Breakfast


9:15 AM – 11:00 AM










Seminar on Current Issues in Attracting Global Investors: Fund Structuring, Marketing and Negotiating Key Terms



•  Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

•  Pratibha Jain, Founding Partner, Nishith Desai Associates

•  Richie Sancheti, Leader – Investment Funds, Nishith Desai Associates

•  Ajay Pathak, Partner, Goodwin, London

•  Gregory Barclay, Partner, Goodwin, Hong Kong


11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Fireside Chat

•  Shri Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys

•  Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Capital


11:20 AM – 11:30 AM  Address by IVCA Chairman

•  Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha, Chairman-IVCA & Managing Partner-Tata Opportunities Fund


11.30 AM – 12.00 PM Bain & Co. – IVCA: Private Equity  Industry Presentation

•  Sriwatsan K, Partner, Bain & Co.


12.00 PM – 12.45 PM Is it the Macro or the Micro – What’s favoring the private equity market in India


A look into the reasons for the recent growth of the PE market in India, improvement in economic indicators, the formalized economy and the government handling NPA issues are plausibly the biggest of many or the experience of past learning’s of the Fund Managers in managing funds well and curating investment with a keen eye.



•  Amit Varma, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Quadria Capital

•  Gopal Jain, Managing Partner, Gaja Capital

•  Karan Bhagat, Founder, MD & CEO, IIFL Investment Managers

•  Nupur Garg, Regional Lead- South Asia, PE & VC, IFC

•  Sudhir Variyar, Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management

•  Promeet Ghosh, Managing Director – India, Temasek

•  Gautam Mehra, Partner and India Tax Leader, PwC India (Moderator)


12.45 PM – 1.00 PM Keynote Address

•  Sanjay Nayar, Member & CEO, KKR India


1.00 PM – 1.45 PM Networking Lunch


1.45 PM – 2.00 PM Keynote Address: Positive Regulatory Environment

•  Shri Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DPIIT


2.00 PM – 2.10 PM Presentation: Recent rulings (of significance) on Funds and Private Equity

•  Shagoofa Khan, Partner & National Head – Funds, Investments, Advisory, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.


2.10 PM – 2.50 PM Stepping up the Venture Capital investing in India


Experienced Venture Capital Fund Managers share insights on how Venture Capital Industry has transformed, to what it is now. With a record year for exits behind them, their perspective on the renewed optimism in the venture capital investing space.



•  Shri Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DPIIT

•  Sandeep Singhal, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners

•  Sanjay Nath, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Blume Ventures

•  Sanjay Randhar, Managing Director, GVFL

•  Vikram Gupta, Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures

•  Srinivas kollipara, Partner, Hunch Ventures

•  Shagoofa Khan, Partner & National Head – Funds, Investments, Advisory, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. (Moderator)


2.50 PM – 3.30 PM The growing Appetite of Domestic Limited Partners


Perspectives on the allocation of capital to alternatives by Family Offices, Banks, Quasi Government Organisations and Insurance companies in India. How and why the paradigm of investing in Alternatives has changed.



•  Himanshu Kohli, Co-founder, Client Associates

•  Paddy Sinha, Chairman-IVCA & Managing Partner-Tata Opportunities Fund

•  Rohit Chanana, Managing Partner, Sarcha Advisors LLP

•  Arvind Bansal, Executive Director and Head, Products and Advisory, Avendus Wealth Management

•  Sanjib Jha, SIDBI

•  Anjali Bansal, Founder, Avaana Capital (Moderator)


3.30 PM – 3.40 PM Networking Break (Tea/ Coffee)


3.40 PM – 4.00 PM Keynote Address

•  Shri Suresh Prabhu, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation


4.00 PM – 4.10 PM Keynote Address

•  Shri Mohammad Mustafa, Chairman & Managing Director, SIDBI (Tentative)


4.10 PM – 4.50 PM Feeding the Funds – In favor of a Fund-Of-Funds Ecosystem for India


Insights on how the Funds of Funds for Startup has changed the paradigm of incubating new fund managers in the country and perspectives of Quasi-Government Limited Partners as they initiate a focussed approach to create a thriving fund management ecosystem.



•  Shri K. Rajaraman, Additional Secretary, DEA

•  Rajesh Ranjan, CEO, NAB Ventures

•  Anand Unnikrishnan, Head – Fund of Funds Investments, NIIF

•  Ajit Kumar, Managing Director, Evolvence India Fund

•  Dennis Kwan, Managing Director, Mvision

•  Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Capital

•  Gopal Jain, Managing Partner, Gaja Capital (Moderator)

•  Shri Mohammad Mustafa, Chairman & Managing Director, SIDBI (Tentative)


4.50 PM – 5.00 PM Grant Thornton Fourth Wheel Report Launch

•  Shri K. Rajaraman, Additional Secretary, DEA


5.00 PM – 5.40 PM The challenges of building everlasting enterprises


What to expect from the entrepreneurial journey? From bootstrapping to the infusion of Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments. Why it is important to understand failures and what it takes to move past obstacles from various fronts.



•  PM Deviah, Partner & Group General Counsel, Everstone Group

•  Prashant Tandon, Co-founder & CEO, 1mg

•  Sanjeev Bikchandani, Founder and Vice Chairman, Naukri.com

•  Shivani Bhasin, Founder, MD & CEO, India Alternatives

•  Manish Taneja, Co-founder & CEO, Purplle

•  Zorawar Kalra, Founder, Massive Restaurants

•  Bharat Anand, Partner, Khaitan & Co. (Moderator)


5.40 PM – 6.00 PM Networking Break (Tea/ Coffee)


6.00 PM – 6.40 PM Chasing Private Capital for Indian Infrastructure


Infrastructure investments require significant capital to be committed over long periods of time. Panelists share insights on why Investment platforms such as Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are sparsely used and why it is crucial that regulators continuously work with the investment community to make financial vehicles useful and relevant to investors.



•  Deep Gupta, Managing Director, MIRA India Private Limited

•  MK Sinha, Managing Partner & Co-Head, Global Infrastructure Partners India LLP

•  Saurabh Agarwal, Regional Director – Infrastructure, CDPQ India

•  Prof. Viney Sawhney, Finance Professor, Harvard University

•  Satish Mandhna, Managing Director & Head of Investments , Eversource Capital

•  Kuljit Singh, Partner and Head of Infrastructure, Ernst & Young LLP

•  Pratibha Jain, Head Funds and Regulatory Practice, NDA (Moderator)


6.40 PM – 7.00 PM Keynote Address: Vision on Transforming Jobs, Innovation & Opportunities

•  Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, Niti Aayog


7.00 PM – 7.30 PM IVCA PE/ VC Awards


7.30 PM Onwards Networking Cocktails and Gala Dinner




IVCA CONCLAVE 2019 – Agenda (Day 2)

8th March, 2019 (Day 2) – Taj Palace (Day 2), New Delhi

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Tea/ Coffee
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM




Welcome Address by Chairman, IVCA

•  Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha, Chairman-IVCA & Managing Partner-Tata Opportunities Fund


10:10 AM – 10:20 AM Report launch – EY


10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Keynote Address: Evolution and trends in pension fund investments

•  Shri Hemant Contractor, Chairman, PFRDA


10.40 AM – 11.20 AM Looking for Alternatives – Pension Funds and Insurance Companies


The panelists discuss the role of Pension Funds and Insurance Companies as the largest Institutional Investors in the Private Equity space globally, and why the long term capital providers have not been active participants in India.



•  Anita George, Exec VP, Strategic Partnerships-Growth Markets, CDPQ India

•  Kumar Sharadindu, Managing Director & CEO, SBI Pension Funds

•  Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Capital (Moderator)


11.20 AM – 11.30 AM Networking Break (Tea/ Coffee)


11.30 AM – 12.10 PM Onshoring the Offshore – India on Radar


With the International Financial Services Centre (GIFT City) on the governments’ radar to compete with offshore jurisdictions such as Singapore, Hong Kong, the panel shares views on the issuance of Operating Guidelines for AIFs in IFSC by SEBI and envision the unified regulator and the ease that it would bring to manage funds in India.



•  Nupur Garg, Regional Lead- South Asia, PE & VC, IFC

•  Dipesh Shah, Chief, GIFT IFSC

•  Amit Dabas, Vice President, HQ Capital

•  Craig Gifford, Portfolio Director, Asia Funds, Funds and Capital Partnerships, CDC Group

•  Philippe Serres, Regional Manager – South Asia, Proparco

•  Tushar Sachade, Partner, PwC India

•  Siddharth Shah, Partner, Khaitan & Co. (Moderator)


12.10 PM – 12.30 PM Fireside Chat

•  Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs

•  Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates


12.30 PM – 1.20 PM Networking Lunch


1.20 PM – 2.00 PM Private Equity & Venture Capital in India – The Regulatory Implications


An insight into the Alternative Investment Funds regime to making AIFs the preferred vehicle for capital pooling. The panel delves into why it is an inflection point for PE/VC, and how regulatory and government support can propel the Industry into newer heights.



•  Shri KVR Murty, Joint Secretary,MCA

•  Ashley Menezes, Partner, Chrys Capital Advisors LLP

•  Padmaja Ruparel, Co Founder & President, Indian Angel Network (IAN)

•  Vineet Rai, Founder, Aavishkaar

•  Subramaniam Krishnan, Partner – Private Equity & Financial Services – Tax & Regulatory Services, EY (Moderator)


2.00 PM – 2.20 PM Fireside Chat: Journey & Evolution of Private Equity in India

•  Ashley Menezes, Partner, Chrys Capital Advisors LLP

•  Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha, Chairman, IVCA & Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund


2.20 PM – 3.00 PM The rise of direct lending in India

The panel outlines increased dominance of sophisticated private credit funds in the Americas, European, Australian and Asia-Pacific lending space and the products they deploy, and why, India is the next big destination for Private Credit.



•  Kalpesh Kikani, Managing Director and Senior Partner, AION Capital

•  S Sriniwasan, Managing Director, Kotak Investment Advisors Limited

•  Shantanu Nalavadi, Managing Director, India Resurgence Fund

•  Venkat Ramaswamy, Executive Director, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited

•  Vipul Roongta, Managing Director & CEO, HDFC Capital

•  Grant Thornton (Moderator)

•  B.V. Krishnan, CEO, KKR India Financial Services (Confirmation Awaited)

•  Akhil Gupta, Vice-Chairman, Bharati Enterprises (Invited)


3.00 PM – 3.20 PM Keynote Address: Building robust taxation framework for alternative investments in India

•  Shri Akhilesh Ranjan, Member (Legislation), CBDT


3.20 PM – 3.40 PM Networking Break (Tea/ Coffee)


3.40 PM – 4.25 PM In search of liquidity – Is it the strategy or the market

Liquidity is the lifeblood of financial markets. For players in private markets, it is perhaps even more so, and yet is much more complicated to achieve. Insights on options for managers to exit holdings, as relative infrequency of liquidity for private funds complicates matters and even the method of achieving liquidity can be difficult.



•  Dev Santani, Senior Vice President – Investments, Private Equity, Brookfield Asset Management

•  Prashanth Prakash, Partner, Accel Partners India

•  Sean Sovak, Partner, Lighthouse Advisors India

•  Srinath S, Chief Executive Officer, Oman India JIF

•  Udai Dhawan, Managing Director & India Head, Standard Chartered PE

•  Peeyush Dalmia,partner,  McKinsey & Co. (Moderator)

•  Manish Kejriwal, Kedaara Capital (Confirmation Awaited)


4.25 PM – 4.30 PM Closing Remarks