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Private Equity Investors as Promoters in an Initial Public Offer

[Guest post by Rashmi Ramanath, who is a 5th year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) student at Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat] The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of SKS Microfinance was a first of its kind. It was for the first time that a group of four venture capitalists led by Sequoia Capital India were named as promoters to an issue. Vikram Akula, one of the company’s founders, owned a 6% stake in the...

Foreign Investments in Category III Alternative Investment Funds

[The following guest post is contributed by Kemi Gupta, who is a 5th year B.A., LL.B (Hons.) student at NALSAR University of Law] In a matter of only a few years,[1] India’s alternative investment industry has grown to Rs. 20,700 crore in size,[2] and is yet claimed to be in its early stages.  Alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) constitute any privately pooled investment...

Liberalization of RBI’s Policies

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week issued a series of circulars liberalizing and streamlining its policies on various types of equity investments as well as on external commercial borrowings (ECBs). The key pronouncements are highlighted below: 1.         Foreign Investment in “Other Financial Services” In the case of non-banking finance companies...

Venture Debt in India

[The following guest post is contributed by Dhanush M, who is a student at the Jindal Global Law School] It is an established convention that “Debt and startups don’t mix”. This could be attributed to the fact that the business models of banks and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) who are the primary lenders in debt are built around collaterals like plant and machinery. Furthermore, lending...

Understanding the Exit Rights Provided by Private Companies

[The following guest post is contributed by Ananya Banerjee, a 5th Year Student of University of Calcutta, Department of Law] Investing in companies (especially in startups) involves a huge risk. For this reason, financial investors look for exit rights which allow them to exit the company with a high return on the investment amount. While the aim of the strategic investors is not to...

SEBI: Report on Alternative Investment Funds

Yesterday, the Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee appointed by SEBI under the chairmanship of Mr. Narayana Murtyh issued its first report. The Committee has suggested a number of reforms on different fronts, including creating a favourable tax environment for investors, unlocking domestic sources of venture capital and private equity, enabling and encouraging onshore fund management...

Year-End Reforms from SEBI

We wish our readers a very happy 2015! The end of 2014 was marked by a flurry of announcements from SEBI, some of which are briefly discussed in this post. Re-Classification of Promoters as Public The concept of “promoters” is quite significant in the Indian context as it is relevant for various purposes. While the existing SEBI regulations define a “promoter”, the circumstances are not entirely...

Foreign Direct Investment: Trusts as Investment Vehicles

[Vishal Achanta has contributed the following guest post. Vishal is a 5th year student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi] Recently, two investment vehicles have been introduced that as per the relevant SEBI regulations are to be set up as trusts: Real Estate Investment Trusts (‘REITs’) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (‘IITs’). Both are intended to be pooling...

Guest Post: Comments on SEBI’s Crowdfunding Paper

[The following post is contributed by Debanshu Mukherjee, a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi] Last month, SEBI had issued a Consultation Paper on regulating Crowdfunding in India. Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, a New Delhi based independent and not-for-profit think-tank prepared a detailed response to the Paper and submitted it to SEBI earlier this month...

SEBI Notifies Regulations on Alternative Investment Funds

Last year, SEBI had issued a concept paper on comprehensive regulation for alternative investment funds (AIFs). The proposal to set up a separate framework was approved by SEBI at its board meeting held last month. This proposal has now been operationalised by the promulgation of the SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012, which were notified yesterday. These new regulations are...

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