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Jul 31, 2023
Plato Data Intelligence. Jefferies & Co. and ICICI Securities claim the No.2&3 slot Avendus topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Transaction Advisor to Private Equity Transactions for H1 2023 advising 10 deals worth $1.46 Billion. Jefferies & Co. stood second having advised a $1.1 Billion HDFC Credila deal. ICICI Securities followed with 6 deals worth $449 million. Ernst & Young ($408 million across 7 deals) and Aeka Advisors ($228 million across 3 deals) completed the top five for H1 2023. The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on the value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Financial and Legal Advisory firms. Among the larger deals in the latest quarter, Jefferies & Co., Ernst & Young, Arpwood Capital acted as advisors to the $1.1 Billion buyout of HDFC Credila by consortium of private equity firms, including BPEA EQT and ChrysCapital. Ernst & Young advised AMP Energy’s $250 million fund raise from AIIB, SMBC and ICG. ICICI Securities advised TPG Capital’s exit from Shriram Finance. The full league table can be viewed online at https://www.ventureintelligence.com/leagues.php By Deal Volume Avendus topped the tables in terms of deal volume having advised 10 deals during H1 2023. This was followed by Unitus Capital with 9 deals. Veda Corporate Advisors took the third spot with 8 deals. Ernst & Young took the fourth spot with 7 deals. ICICI Securities, Ambit, Upwisery and Dexter Capital took the fifth spot with 6 deals each. Including Other Advisory Services Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities , Ernst & Young topped the table, having advised 58 deals worth $10.51 Billion followed by PwC with 54 deals worth $8.95 Billion. Avendus took the third spot having advised 10 deals worth $1.46 Billion. Axis Capital stood fourth having advised 1 deal worth $1.42 Billion. They were followed by KPMG with 17 deals worth $1.34 Billion. By Deal Volume Ernst & Young topped the table by volume having advised 58 deals. PwC took the second spot with 54 deals. The third spot went to AVA Insights having advised 44 deals. Acquisory Consulting LLP (29 deals) took the fourth spot and BDO India (19 deals) completed the top five. The full league table can be viewed online at https://www.ventureintelligence.com/leagues.php To showcase your firms’ transactions in the 2023 League Tables, mail Vanathi at Share Private Equity-Venture Capital (PE-VC) investments in India during the quarter ended June 2023 (Q2’23), at $9.85 Billion across 182 deals, registered a 33% decrease compared to the same period in 2022 (which saw $14.6 Billion being invested across 371 deals). The investment amount however rose 74% compared to the immediate previous quarter (which saw $5.7 Billion being invested across 181 deals), shows data from Venture Intelligence , a research service focused on private company financials, transactions, and their valuations. The PE-VC investment figures for the first 6 months of 2023 – at $15.5 Billion (across 363 deals) – was 50% lower compared to the same period in 2022 (which saw $31 Billion being invested across 800 deals). Q2’23 witnessed 19 mega deals ($100 M+ Press Release: Private Equity – Venture Capital (PE-VC) firms investments in India fell by 29% in 2022 compared to the record highs of 2021. PE-VC firms invested $46 Billion (across 1,261 deals) in Indian companies in 2022, compared to $65 Billion (across 1,362 deals) in the previous year, reports Venture Intelligence , a research service focused on private company financials, transactions, and their valuations. (Note: These figures include Venture Capital type investments, but exclude PE investments in Real Estate). India minted a total of 21 ” Unicorn” companies (VC-funded startups valued at $1 Billion or more) in 2022, 18 of them during the first six months of 2022 and less than half the 44 Unicorns minted in 2021. In fact, the final quarter of 2022 did not see any new unicorns being created. SaaS companies accounted for 29% of all the new unicorns in 2022, In a recent interview to Venture Intelligence, Shailendra Singh discussed some of the firm’s newer investments in the early stage segment including in the online payments space, the progress at a few existing portfolio companies and the active role the firm is playing in helping its portfolio companies scale and succeed in India and globally. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Singh was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in New York and before that, an entrepreneur in the digital media industry. Venture Intelligence: How does Sequoia go about identifying potential early stage investments in India? Is there anything different you are doing today than, say, a couple of years back? Shailendra Singh: There is a lot more focus on technology investing and early stage investing. In general, as you might remember a few years ago, we were doing primarily growth investing but in the past 18-odd months, we have had a very strong focus on early stage and that’s continuing. In terms Blackstone, Temasek, Motilall Oswal and Stakeboat Capital were awarded as among the leading Private Equity investors in India for 2022 as part of Venture Intelligence APEX‘23 Private Equity & Venture Capital awards event in Mumbai. The Venture Intelligence “Awards for Private Equity Excellence” (APEX) is dedicated to celebrating the best that the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry has to offer. The APEX Awardees are selected based on both Self Nomination by the participating PE-VC firms as well as “crowd sourced” nominations and voting from the Limited Partner, PE-VC and advisory communities. (The main criteria are Exit Track Record, New Fund Raises & Follow-on Funding Rounds for Portfolio Companies) Temasek received the Private Equity Fund of the Year 2022 Award on the back of strong part exits during from year from Intas Pharma (with an over 7.5x return); Devyani International (with ~4.8x) and Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals (with ~3.5x). Aeka Advisors and Ambit claim the No.2 & 3 slot Avendus topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Transaction Advisor to Private Equity Transactions for Q1 2023 advising 5 deals worth $808 million. Aeka Advisors stood second having advised 3 deals worth $228 million. Ambit followed with 4 deals worth $160 million. Ernst & Young ($114 million across 4 deals) and o3 Capital ($80 million across 2 deals) completed the top five for Q1 2023. Avendus acted as advisor to ADIA’s $500 million investment in omnichannel eyewear retailer Lenskart . Aeka Advisors acted as advisor to Kreditbee’s $160 million fundraise from Advent International, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and existing investors. Ambit advised the $104 million fundraise of Freshtohome from Mount Judi Ventures, Iron Pillar, Amazon and others. The Venture Intelligence League Tables , the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on the value of PE