The Best Picks: Announcing VCCircle Awards 2012 Final Four Nominations

7 Feb, 2012

We are proud to announce the nominations for the debut VCCircle Awards 2012, which will recognise and celebrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on Indian businesses. These are the companies who have shown tremendous performance post-funding and are on way to achieve even greater heights. The final winners will be announced at the award ceremony to be held on the evening of February 14, 2012, at ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi.

An expert jury, comprising of industry veterans, academicians and consultants, picked the most outstanding Indian companies who have not only had a tremendous growth in their respective industries but also had a longstanding impact on the economy in general. The companies who have had at least one round of funding between 2007 and 2011 have been considered for this year's awards. The awards are given across sectors in venture capital and private equity categories. The awards will also recognise intermediaries - the law firms and investment banks of the year for their work in private equity in 2011.

Our jury chairman is Arun Duggal, chairman of Shriram Capital Ltd. The jury members include Luis Miranda, former chairman of IDFC Private Equity, Sri Rajan, Partner, Bain & Co, and Dr Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy. The jury was assisted by VCCEdge in research and validation of data.

The final nominations are:


The best PE-backed Consumer Product/Service company

1 Shakti Bhog Foods Limited

2 Café Coffee Day Holdings

3 Genesis Colours

4 Tirumala Milk Products

The best PE-backed Financial Services company

1 Angel Broking Ltd.

2 AU Financiers India Pvt. Ltd.

3 Bandhan Financial Services Ltd.

4 Repco Home Finance Ltd.

The best PE-backed Healthcare Service company

1 Arch Pharmalabs Ltd.

2 Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

3 Fortis Healthcare India Ltd.

4 Narayana Hrudayalaya Pvt. Ltd.

The best PE-backed Infrastructure company

1 AMR Constructions Ltd

2 GPT infraprojects Ltd

3 Saisudhir Infrastructures Limited

4 Hythro Power Corporation Ltd.

The best PE-backed IT company

1 Glodyne Technoserve Ltd.

2 Spanco Ltd.

3 Trimax IT infrastructure & Services Ltd.

4 Intelenet Global Services

The best PE-backed Manufacturing company

1 Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

2 PME Power Solutions India Ltd

3 Regen Powertech Pvt Ltd

4 Tecpro Systems Ltd.

The best PE-backed Media & Communications company

1 Matrix Cellular International

2 Real Image Media Technologies

3 Tulip Telecom Ltd.

4 UFO Movies India Ltd


The best VC-backed Consumer Internet company

1 Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd.

2 Awari Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

3 Consim Info Pvt. Ltd.

4 Yatra Online Pvt Ltd

The best VC-backed Consumer Service/Product company

1 Bakers Circle India Pvt. Ltd.

2 Carnation Auto India Pvt. Ltd.

3 Nashik Vintners Pvt. Ltd.

4 Suminter India Organics Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed Financial Services company

1 Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance Ltd.

2 Equitas Micro Finance India Pvt. Ltd.

3 NetAmbit InfoSource & e-Services Pvt. Ltd.

4 Share Microfin Ltd.

The best VC-backed Healthcare Services company

1  MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd.

2  Nova Medical Centers Pvt. Ltd.

3 Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed IT company

1 Manthan Software Services Pvt. Ltd.

2 NetMagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

3 Prizm Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

4 UnitedLex BPO Pvt. Ltd.

The best VC-backed Media & Communication company

1 Ad2Pro Media Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

2 Interactive Avenues Pvt. Ltd.

3 Just Dial Ltd.

4 One97 Communications Ltd.


Investment bank of the year - Private Equity

1 Avendus Capital

2 Ernst & Young

3 o3 Capital Advisors

Law Firm of the year - Private Equity

1 Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

2 AZB & Partners

3 Induslaw

How we picked the finalists

The companies were picked from the funded universe and then put through a screening to arrive at the Top 4 contenders for that category, which was evaluated on the basis of percentage growth in revenue, EBIDTA, PAT market share, and the impact on the industry.

The shortlisted nominations were then scrutinized for performance on a metric pegging the nominee's performance against industry-specific benchmarks and that of its peers. Financial performance was judged on a variety of parameters including growth in revenue and profitability, and their sustainability, and the return generated on the investment. Besides financial performance, companies were also assessed on certain qualitative aspects including corporate governance, brand, existing and estimated market share, disruptive & innovative models the companies have pioneered if any.

The final winner from each category will be announced at the award ceremony, which will be held on the eve of VCCircle's flagship annual event VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2012 (February 15-16 at ITC Sheraton, Saket), which will see a gathering of top global limited partners, Indian private equity investors, and corporate chieftains. The participation in awards function is only by invitation. For more details, write to awards@vccircle.com.