Limited Partners Summit 2019

February 14, 2019

Fast & steady – The India Story

The rise of radical nationalism, trade war, protectionism, and volatile markets are some of the issues keeping global investors on the tenterhooks and even as large economies such as Japan, the US and parts of EU have shown an uptick in growth, the overall global sentiment remains guarded. India, meanwhile, continues to shine on the global stage with its economy growing the fastest in the world.

India continues to hold investor interest mainly on account of its storied large and growing consumer market, consistent economic growth and structural reforms that have been hailed globally by industry leaders and institutions alike. Moody’s, for instance, this year upgraded India’s sovereign rating to Baa2 after 14 years and India jumped 30 places in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking.

The alternative investment ecosystem, too, is maturing in India. For instance, maximum number of buyouts and control deals were struck this year while the number of secondary deals also spiked. The rise in the number of exits, the opportunities in bank loans gone bad, infrastructure, renewable energy, tech-backed enterprises are all extremely compelling stories emerging from India. To be sure, there are challenges such as volatile markets, depreciating rupee and the anxiety with regards to the forthcoming general elections. Investors, however, are kicked about the long-term opportunities here.

India LP Summit will bring together leading global LPs, GPs, entrepreneurs, investment bankers and other leaders from the ecosystem to delve deep into the macro and micro opportunities and challenges in the Indian market.

Editor-in-Chief, News Corp VCCircle

Archna Shukla

“India remains an enigmatic market for alternative investors. If the non-stop cycle of fund-raise, increasing exposure of sovereign funds & local HNIs to the market reflect continuing enthusiasm among them, the slowdown in deal-making suggests a cautionary approach at their end. To decode this contradiction, join us at the India LP Summit.“