Students lead inaugural India Private Equity Trek

1801Ten students from across London Business School's degree programmes have taken part in the School’s first India Private Equity Trek.

The aim of the student-led trek to Mumbai was to enhance understanding of the sector, build connections within Indian private equity firms and explore career opportunities.

The participants met with country managing partners and other senior professionals at KKR, Blackstone, Apax, Carlyle, Bain Capital, TPG, TA Associates, General Atlantic, Actis, 3i, Advent International, Warburg Pincus, Fidelity Growth Partners and Abraaj. Apart from the global majors, the participants also met with India-focused funds such as Tano Capital, ICICI Ventures, Multiples and Faering Capital.

The trek was an opportunity to learn about the distinct investing styles of each of these funds both globally and in India. Practitioners shared their views of the macroeconomic environment, implications of the recently announced budget on the PE sector, their past and current focus investment areas, current trends and unique challenges and opportunities they were seeing.

The trek was conceptualised and led by Manita Shinh, MBA2013, and was sponsored by the School’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, the India Business Forum and Career Services.