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August 02, 2015 8:55 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of New Silk Route

Company Overview

New Silk Route is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth capital, middle market, late stage, and buyout investments. It prefers to invest in the consumer services and fast moving consumer goods, specialty retail, education, infrastructure, ports, logistics, telecommunication, media, manufacturing, IT, e-commerce, engineering, medical devices, restaurant chains, food and beverages, value-added manufacturing and engineering, renewable energy including wind and solar energy, and financial services sectors. The firm prefers to invest in Asia with focus on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, and other emerging Asian economies. In i...

New York, NY 

United States

Founded in 2006

Key Executives for New Silk Route

Founding General Partner and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Operating Partner
General Partner
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

New Silk Route Key Developments

Sunny Varkey Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Varsity Education Stake

GEMS Education’s Sunny Varkey may acquire stake in Varsity Education Management Pvt Ltd. According to two sources close to the matter, Sunny Varkey is in talks to purchase a stake in Varsity Education from New Silk Route (NSR). Among other bidders eying NSRs stake in Versity Education are The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) and Actis Capital, LLP. Varsity Education said that its promoters had no participation in this transaction. According to the news report, e-mails sent to GEMS Education, NSR and Carlyle did not receive any response. The deal is likely to value Varsity Education Management at around $1 billion, the sources said.

ENGIE In Advance Talks To Acquire 80% In Kiran Energy

ENGIE SA (ENXTPA:GSZ) is all set to acquire majority stake in Kiran Energy Solar Power Pvt. Ltd. for an enterprise value of INR 12 billion. According to sources, ENGIE is in advance talks to acquire 80% stake in Kiran Energy from 3 private equity investors who are going to exit completely. In 2010, New Silk Route, Argonaut Ventures LLC and Bessemer Venture Partners invested over $44 million in Kiran Energy. The private equity investors who jointly hold 80% in Kiran Energy could expect to rake in 1.5 times returns on their investment.

Investors Mulls Reportedly Acquisition Of Kiran Energy From Private Equity Funds

Adani Power Limited (BSE:533096), The Tata Power Company Limited (BSE:500400) and JSW Energy Limited (BSE:533148) are reportedly seeking acquisition of stake in Kiran Energy Solar Power Pvt. Ltd. from Argonaut Ventures LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners and New Silk Route. “Three private equity funds, which own about 80% of Mumbai-based solar power producer Kiran Energy, are seeking to sell their INR 12 billion, or stake at a valuation of $200 million,” two people with direct knowledge of the plan said. Argonaut Ventures, New Silk Route and Bessemer Venture Partners jointly invested about $44.4 million in 2010 in the startup founded by Ardeshir Contractor. "The private equity investors are looking to exit and the promoters will also sell out if they get good strategic value," said one of the people cited above. The investors and promoters have appointed investment bank Citi group Capital Markets to look for potential buyers. "All the global buyout funds and strategic investors have been approached," said the second person cited above. According to sources, local power producers such as Adani Power, Tata Power and JSW Energy have also been tapped. "Tata Power constantly evaluates opportunities across the power value chain," a Tata Power spokesperson told Economic Times. "The company, however, as a policy does not comment on market speculation," Tata Power spokesperson said. Kiran Energy, Argonaut Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and New Silk Route did not respond to emailed questions.

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