19th February 2015 | Mumbai | Investment Banking
Avendus Capital Pvt.Ltd. – a leading financial services firm - has bagged the ‘Investment Bank of the year – Private Equity’ award at the 4th VCCircle Awards 2015.
Shortlisted nominations were judged and ranked based on a variety of qualitative and quantitative parameters such as financial performance, business model innovations, the quality of management and the business, return on capital employed, shareholder value creation etc., prepared by VCCEdge/VCCircle research team. This year Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder & former vice chairman of Infosys chaired an expert jury comprising top industry captains including Luis Miranda, former CEO of IDFC Private Equity; Gaurav Dalmia, chairman, Landmark Holdings; Archana Hingorani, CEO, IL&FS Investment Managers; Soumya Rajan, co-founder, CEO & MD, Waterfield Advisors; and Bala Deshpande, senior MD, NEA India Ltd.
Mr Ranu Vohra, CEO, Avendus Capital, said, “We thank VCCircle for this recognition. This is a testimony to the efforts and hard work of our team in bringing to market the best solutions for our clients. We are proud to partner marquee organizations in transactions across digital & technology, IT & BPO, consumer, financial services, industrials and infrastructure sectors.”
In 2014, Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd. was the advisor to 31 transactions and helped raise USD 3.46 Bn. The firm was amongst the top 2 advisors in India by deal count for CY2014 ( As per Mergermarket Asia Pacific League table of Financial Advisors). The firm has advised on 6 transactions in 2015. Some of the exceptional businesses Avendus advised recently were Kotak Mahindra, Quikr, Housing.com, Nashik Vintners( Sula Wines), BookMyShow, Kancor Ingredients, 3i Infotech, Total Environment, TaxiForSure, Indiahomes, Servion, Newgen Software, Financial Software Systems, Aditi Technologies, KMB Group, Delhivery, Lenskart.com, Freecharge, Pristine Logistics, SOFGEN, Cyient, Culture Machine, Shopclues.com, FirstCry.com and ISS.
Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd is a leading financial services firm, which alongwith its associates, provides customised solutions in the areas of financial advisory, wealth management, alternative asset management and equity capital markets. The firm relies on its extensive track record, in-depth domain understanding and knowledge of the economic and regulatory environment, to offer research based solutions to its clients that include institutional investors, corporations and high net worth individuals/families. In recent years, Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd. has consistently been ranked among the leading corporate finance advisors in India and has emerged as the advisor of choice for cross-border M&A deals, having closed around 40 cross-border transactions in the past 5 years. Avendus PE Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd. manages funds raised from its investors by investing in public markets, while Avendus Wealth Management Pvt. Ltd. caters to investment advisory and portfolio management needs of Family offices and Ultra High Networth Individuals / families, spanning all asset classes. Headquartered in Mumbai, the firm has offices in New Delhi and Bangalore.
Avendus Capital, Inc (US) and Avendus Capital (UK) Pvt. Ltd. located in New York and London respectively are wholly owned subsidiaries of Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd offering M&A and private equity syndication services in the respective regions. Avendus Capital, Inc (US) also provides wealth management services in select jurisdictions in USA. For more information, please visit www.avendus.com