Shrija Agrawal

India: ChrysCapital closes eighth private equity fund at $850m

The firm will continue its focus on four core sectors—financial services, healthcare, business services, and consumer—but may selectively evaluate deals in manufacturing and digital.


Fractal Analytics in talks to raise $200m from Apax Partners

Data analytics firm Fractal’s current investors include Khazanah, TA Associates and Mirc Electronics Ltd’s chairman Gulu Mirchandani.


Emerging markets will become more important for CPPIB, says CEO Mark Machin

CPPIB is looking to increase its emerging market exposure to a third of the fund from the current 15% by 2025. It will focus on three important markets – China, India and Brazil.


GLP can build up to $30b business in India, says CEO Ming Mei

GLP is a global provider of modern logistics facilities and technology-led solutions, with $60 billion in assets under management.


Sequoia-backed Capital Float eyes $150m funding from existing, new investors

CapFloat Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, which owns Capital Float, has held talks with South Africa’s Naspers.


The unlikely bedfellows: Flipkart’s Sachin Bansal and Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal

Bansal, who has spotted Ola to begin his second innings as an investor, in all likelihood, will join the board and his influence should be considered more strategic.


Private investors sitting on $40b cash pile targeting India bets

Such record levels of dry powder in the market suggest an improvement in the fundraising environment, and reflect growing interest of limited partners in the India story.


India: Iron Pillar makes final close of maiden VC fund at $90m

The US represents the largest limited partner (LP) base, followed by a diversified group of investors from Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and China.


Private equity-led buyout deals in India hit a record $5.5b in 2018

This marks a shift in strategy for PE investors who had so far largely bought minority stakes. PE buyouts this year are also double that of 2017’s buyout deals worth $2.7 billion.


India: Will SoftBank kill the Venture Capital star?

More and more Indian founders and investors are getting used to this new playbook. At the heart of it is SoftBank, and its founder and CEO Masayoshi Son. He is known for taking investment decisions relying on his gut—and his “gut” draws inspiration from Yoda, the Jedi master from Star Wars.