Business Wire India is the Official International News Dissemination Partner for India Private Equity Fair (IPEF) 2008

Written by Businesswire India | 26-02-2008 | Updated: Feb 26 2008, 16:59pm hrs
Business Wire India has been appointed as the Official International News Dissemination Partner for the India Private Equity Fair 2008 scheduled for Wednesday, 27th February at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The event, organized by Yen Expo, offers a platform to companies and potential investors in private equity space. The event will showcase 23 over 100 delegates consisting of PE funds, Venture Capitalists, High Networth Individuals and others. IPEF 2008, Indias first Private Equity Fair, will be inaugurated by Mr. Michael Owen, Consul General, US Consulate. Dr T C Nair, Whole Time Member at SEBI, will also address the gathering at the inaugural ceremony. Business Wire India aims at connecting the international media as well as the financial community with the one-day event.

Over the years, Business Wire India has aimed at connecting Indian enterprises to the global marketplace, widening the business as well as investment options for India Inc. Anurag Mittal, Business Head, Business Wire India said, Indias private equity sector is gradually moving in the global league. With investors the world over increasing their exposure in India, the private equity landscape is facing its unique set of challenges. A platform such as IPEF should provide great impetus to the industry.

The fair aims at connecting Indian companies seeking equity funding and Private Equity investors. 23 companies seeking growth capital have been short listed and will be showcased at the event to a select audience of private equity and principal investors from India and abroad. The companies selected so far represent various sectors including real estate, infrastructure, auto ancillary, FMCG and manufacturing. The deal sizes range between US$ 3 million and US$ 375 million. In total, the companies selected so far aim to raise over US$ 1.3 billion. The presentations will follow the inaugural session.

A panel discussion on Private Equity Opportunities & Challenges in India will look at recent trends in the private equity domain in India and the threats and prospects in the emerging business era. The panel will have eminent speakers including, Shankar Narayanan, Managing Director, Carlyle India, Carlton Pereira, Managing Director, Tano Capital, Kabir Kewalramani, Managing Director, Berggruen India, Shantanu Surpure, Managing Attorney, Sand Hill Counsel, Arun Chandrachud, Chief Executive Officer, YEN Expo and Michael Newbill, Consul Political - Economic Affairs, US Consulate. Phil Smith, Editor-South Asia, Reuters, will moderate the discussion.

For more information on IPEF 2008, please visit the website About YEN Expo:

YEN Expo Pvt. Ltd. is a subsidiary of YEN Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd., a boutique investment bank based in Mumbai. YEN Management Consultants was founded by people with over five decades of experience in corporate & investment banking, private equity and consulting with institutions like Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, State Bank of India and Ernst & Young.

About Business Wire India:

Business Wire India is the definitive platform for corporate news dissemination. Business Wire India is the exclusive Indian affiliate of Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company (Fortune 12). Business Wire India disseminates full-text corporate news to more than 4,000 media points, a large financial community, national and international news agencies, managers of corporate information databases, and information portals, in India and thousands of key media and financial points across the globe. It is also effectively positioned on popular search engines, ensuring that the information is easily accessible to a wider range of information seekers, on a real-time basis. In recent years, Business Wire India has also actively forayed into news dissemination in the financial markets, transposing Business Wires global experience to India. Business Wire India strongly advocates greater freedom for the financial markets and need for greater transparency through open channels of communication, in the corporate sector.