The Lifecycle of India Focused Funds is an annual conference hosted by Nishith Desai Associates (NDA,) bringing together top fund managers, LPs and thought leaders to discuss existing and emerging issues in the investment milieu in India, along with takeaways executives need to understand the Indian fund industry.

The event, attended by more than 200 participants annually, establishes India’s significance as a substantial market for VC, private equity and big ticket mergers & acquisitions

In 2019, the conference will focus on aspects to consider while setting up India-focused funds and recent developments that affect the industry. In light of the upcoming general elections, the discussions will gauge the international perception of India and offer the opportunity to chart a course for the future

This year you will be sharing the table with Bertrand Badré (CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and fmr-Managing Director of the World Bank,) Milan Vaishynav (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) Ranu Vohra (Co-founder, MD & CEO, Avendus Capital), Nisha Desai Biswal (President, USIBC and Former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs in the United States Department of State from 2014 to 2017), Matthew Nimetz (Advisory Director, General Atlantic), Arun Kumar Sharma (Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation), Parth Gandhi (Managing Director AION, Apollo's Indian JV with ICICI Venture), Arpan Sheth (Partner, Bain and Company) and many other GP and LP leaders.

Recognized as a go-to event to learn and comprehend first-hand the investment milieu within India from the larger network of top fund managers, LPs, investment bankers, consulting firms, investment analysts, American political luminaries and our team of experienced legal counsels; the success of the event, year after year, signifies that India is now firmly established as substantial market for private equity as well as big ticket mergers and acquisitions.

Last year we had over 200 registrations while 170 industry leaders joined us in person. This year, the conference is set to get bigger and better as we debate the broad aspects of India as an emerging market for allocating fresh commitments to further attract global investors.

Once again, it will dovetail EMPEA conference from May 13-15, 2019 and we are looking forward to have you participate.

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