ChrysCapital, Motilal Oswal Private Equity and Sequoia Capital India have been named the top Private Equity & Venture Capital investors in India during the last decade, as part of the Venture Intelligence's APEX Awards. The Venture Intelligence "Awards for Private Equity Excellence" (APEX) is dedicated to celebrating the best that the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry has to offer.
While ChrysCapital won the "Private Equity Investor of the Decade award, Motilal Oswal Private Equity was feted as India's "Growth Capital Investor of the Decade". The Indian arm of the storied Silicon Valley VC firm, Sequoia Capital, was named the country's "Venture Capital Investor of the Decade".
The APEX Awardees are selected based on both Self Nomination by the participating PE-VC firms as well as "crowd sourced" nominations and voting from the Limited Partner, PE-VC and advisory communities. (The main criteria were Exit Track Record, New Fund Raises & Follow-on Funding Rounds for Portfolio Companies).
"It has been over 15 years since we started this platform and with no prior experience of private equity. From there to now receiving the award for Growth Capital Investor of the Decade is an honour for the entire team and we feel quite humbled accepting the same," said Vishal Tulsyan, CEO & Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Private Equity. "It somewhere also reinforces belief in our investment thesis, our relationship driven approach with all stakeholders and last but not the least our strong alignment of interest with our investors. It is also an outcome of our proprietary QGLP (Q - quality of business & management; G - growth; L - longevity; P - reasonable price) philosophy towards investing."
"This award further validates our strong belief in the Indian mid-market ecosystem. Being an integral part of the growth journey of our portfolio companies and what they are looking to create fills us with immense pride. We remain confident of the entrepreneurs of the country, whom we believe will continue to build strong enterprises with their passion and perseverance, which will not only have a strong impact on the home market but will create ripples in global markets as well." Mr. Tulsyan added.