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Young Turks: Experts look into private equity deal challenges

Updated : August 13, 2019 05:02 PM IST

The Indian startup and business ecosystem recently faced some harsh truth after bidding farewell to Cafe Coffee Day’s founder VG Siddhartha. While the turn of events raised several concerns, the one that we are trying to address is the structure of private equity deals, the challenges and the learnings.

According to an EY report, at $1.4 trillion of PE/VC investments, 2018 was the best year since 2007 for the PE industry globally. 2019 also started on a strong note with $11.4 billion of PE/VC investments just in Q1 eclipsing the previous Q1 high of 2018.

The report further suggests that India is well positioned to attract a disproportionately higher share of this mountain of global private capital that is looking for alpha returns.

Private capital pools offer many classes of assets, from venture to private equity, to venture debt, to promoter funding, to hybrid instruments. But as an entrepreneur, how does one choose between these?

Young Turks discusses the downside of too much debt, asymmetry in investment negotiations, challenges of structured debt instruments and more with Gopal Srinivasan, Managing Partner at TVS Capital Funds, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman of Axilor Ventures and Co-Founder of Infosys, Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director at Dalmia Bharat Group, Padmanabh Sinha, Chairman of IVCA and Managing Partner at Tata Opportunities Fund, Ravi Gururaj, President, Tie Bangalore, and Alok Mittal, Co-Founder & Ceo of Indifi Technologies.
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