April 30, 2016 8:52 PM ET

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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

NSR Seeks To Sell Its Stake In Two Firms

New Silk Route Partners (NSR) is considering to exit its stake in Reliance Infratel Limited and Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., as it seeks to return capital to its investors, Live Mint reports. NSR holds a minority stake in Infratel but is the majority owner of Ascend Telecom.

NSR, Sony Pictures Reportedly In Talks Over 9X

New Silk Route (NSR) and Pradeep Guha are in talks with Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. among other investors to sell 9X Media Pvt. Ltd. for anywhere between INR 2.5 billion to INR 3 billion. New Silk Route holds around 80% stake in 9X.A person close to the matter stated that, “The PE investor is growing impatient as it has stayed its course. However, the buyers are not ready to pay such a hefty valuation,” and added that the process is driven by Pradeep Guha, 9X’s Chief Executive Officer who also owns around 15% stake in the company. According to the news report, Pradeep Guha did not respond to emailed questionnaire mailed a week back. But an official with direct knowledge of the sale process confirmed the talks being on track. NSR spokesperson in an emailed response said, “We are committed to providing returns to our investors and are optimistic about liquidity events in 2016. However, NSR would not like to offer any comments on market speculations” while spokesperson for Sony Pictures Network India Ltd in an emailed response said, “As a matter of policy, we do not comment on speculation.”

New Silk Route Names Arvind Malhan as Partner

New Silk Route has named Arvind Malhan as partner. Prior to being elevated to partner status, Malhan, an alum of The Wharton School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as principal at New Silk Route, which he joined in 2010. The press release also stated that prior to joining NSR, Arvind served as executive director at JP Morgan Private Capital Asia, and Director of TVG Capital, an Asian PE firm focused on telecom, media and information technology investments across Asia, where he started the firm's India office and served on the boards of portfolio companies.

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