The News Scroll 17 February 2020  Last Updated at 8:24 pm | Source: PTI

PEs, VCs key for creating jobs, working as anchors for Indian economy: IVCA

PEs, VCs key for creating jobs, working as anchors for Indian economy: IVCA
New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) Private equity (PE) and venture capital(VC) industry has become a key anchor for the Indian economy with companies funded by them emerging as most significant job creators and also major contributors to the country''s tax revenue, industry body IVCA said on Monday.

At the 9th annual conclave of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) here, a report released by IVCA and Zinnov also showed that 70 per cent of the jobs were created by VC funded companies in India.

On the first day of the two-day event, IVCA Chairman Padmanabh Sinha said, "PE and VC clearly have become anchors of the economy and playing a structural role in provides the right momentum to the Indian economy as investee companies create new jobs as well as give through increased tax revenues."

However, he added that for the industry to grow, more capital as well as talent pool to enter the market is needed, as both these factors give momentum to development of the industry.

Nearly 80 private equity, 65 venture capital funds, 50 limited partners and family offices, 20 start-ups and 15 government representatives are participating in the conclave.

At the event, KKR India CEO Sanjay Nayar said, "Corporate governance is vital for the industry...Some of the government''s reforms may seem painful in the short-term but provide a gain in the long-term."

While talking about the requirement of funds, he said India needs a much larger allocation of local fund for growth. They play a critical role in providing capital, like they do in China.

He, however, said, "Exits in India are not easy as we have a narrow capital market."

Prabhav Kashyap, Manager, Bain & Company, said 2019 was a record year with USD 45 billion invested in the country by the PE industry.

Sujoy Bose, Managing Director & CEO, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), stressed on the need for more women fund managers in India and how women in PE, VC industry can give a new perspective to the business.

A report titled ''IVCA-EY PE/VC Agenda - India Trend Book – 2020'' was also launched at the conclave and it highlighted the key trends in PE, VC industry in India, including the ironic trend of entrepreneurs selling to become investors and private equity firms taking control to become operator conglomerates.

IVCA is the oldest and most influential PE/VC Industry body in India. PTI BJ RVK

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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