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July 30, 2015 2:50 PM ET

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Company Overview of Actis Capital, LLP

Company Overview

Actis Capital, LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in expansion capital, PIPEs, replacement capital, acquisitions, later stage, industry consolidation, management buyouts/buyins, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, privatizations, property development finance, and mezzanine finance investments in emerging and growing companies. It does not invest in seed and startup stage; and military and gambling. The firm primarily seeks to invest in companies operating in consumer including education, food and beverage, home and personal care, restaurants and retail; financial services including banking, consumer credit, financial services distribution and payments; h...

2 More London Riverside

London,  SE1 2JT

United Kingdom

Founded in 2004


44 20 7234 5000


44 20 7234 5010

Key Executives for Actis Capital, LLP

Chief Executive Officer, Non-Executive Chairman, and Member of Investment Committee
Director and Head of Operations
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, and Chairman of Investment Committee
Partner and General Counsel
Partner and Co-Head of Energy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Actis Capital, LLP 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.

Actis, Warburg Pincus And Indusind Reportedly Eyeing Sharekhan

Warburg Pincus LLC, Actis Capital, LLP and IndusInd Bank Limited (BSE:532187) are in the race to acquire Sharekhan Limited, valued at INR 30 billion, three people directly familiar with the matter said. Some of the other private equity funds that had shown preliminary interest in the transaction are no longer in the fray. A top IndusInd Bank official declined to comment while a spokesperson for Warburg Pincus said, "As you know, the firm does not comment on such activities and deal-related queries. Hence Warburg Pincus is unable to share any perspectives or comments in this regard." Actis South Asia head JM Trivedi in an emailed response said: "We do not comment on market speculation."

Few More Bidders Added In Sharekhan List

Actis Capital, LLP, Warburg Pincus LLC, two Indian banks, and a foreign strategic investor have joined the race to acquire Sharekhan Limited. "Though a couple of banks have shown interest, it is unlikely that a deal would be signed. It needs RBI clearance and the same will create an indefinite delay in closing the transaction," said a person close to the transaction. Actis and Warburg Pincus Spokespersons said the they would not comment on speculations, while an email sent to Sharekhan did not draw any reply till the time of going to press.

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