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Cyril Shroff on future of legal industry, need to bolster anti-trust laws

In the latest dispatch of Mint Insight, Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, opens up on the stimulus program, the future of legal industry and the need to bolster anti-trust law. Talking specifically on deal-making, Shroff asserted that there will be a renewed pace of deal-making and private equity will lead the charge for the same, as the asset class is sitting on a high dry powder. Watch the full interview for more.

25 May 2020

#Mint Insight: The Big Kirana reboot is not going to be easy

Indian retail today stands at approx. $880 bn in sales. This comprises of General Trade (primarily mom & pop stores) at 88%, Modern Retail 9% and e-commerce 3%. In the latest dispatch of Mint Insight, we decode the increasing appeal of the ’kirana’ stores and how its digital reboot is not going to be an easy one.

25 May 2020

’Private equity will be a net-gainer in the pandemic’

When an LP sitting 10,000 miles away is looking to allocate capital across markets, they would compare the situation with other emerging markets as well. And here, based on our experience and what we have seen when it comes to fundraising in India, we have got a fairly good share of the global LP allocation

6 min read12 May 2020

Deals falling sideways, Due Diligence gets stricter

Covid-19 has led to massive disruption in working capital cycles and cash flows, which are unlikely to normalize in the short-term. In the latest dispatch of Mint Insight, we decode the impact of the virus on dealmaking and how it will impact critical metrics such as due diligence. According to experts, deal-makers would need to do a far detailed diligence, including operational changes on monthly cash flow projections, to arrive at normalized working capital trends for the future. Incrementally, they would need to do deep diligence on closing working capital to ensure recoverability/accuracy of the reported numbers.

4 May 2020

Dissecting India’s startup duopolies | Mint Insight

Swiggy vs Zomato, Ola vs Uber, Amazon vs Flipkart : Increasingly, India’s startup landscape is becoming a duopoly battlefield. In the latest episode of Mint Insight, Rahul Khanna, co-founder and managing partner of venture debt firm, Trifecta Capital, throws light on how the rule of two is fast evolving in India’s hottest sectors.

2 Mar 2020

Budget 2020: Is economic growth possible without push to the private sector?

Budget 2020 hasn’t done much to address concerns over economic slowdown. With a nominal growth of 10% GDP growth translates into 5.5%-6% real GDP growth rate. The question is should we accept this rate as the new normal? This budget has seen a massive push to social sector and infrastructure through government spending. But the point is can we experience growth without the private sector? According to the latest Purchasing Manufacturer’s Index (PMI) private sector investment has shown a surge in eight years. Here we discuss and debate the concept of growth and the current economic scenario.

4 Feb 2020

Mega trends 2020 in VC-startup landscape | Mint Insight

How long will the Blitzscaling continue? Will SoftBank change its investment strategy? Will high value startups consolidate in their bid to monetize? In the latest episode of Mint Insight in the new year, we discuss key questions that emerge in the VC- startup landscape.

30 Jan 2020

Mint Insight | Understanding the global trade imperative

With the on-going US-China Trade war, India withdrawing from RCEP, and World Trade Organisation, issues of trade are now front and centre in India’s international and domestic conversation for the first time. Therefore, it is important for trade in its many dimensions – goods and services – to be understood. Rohinton Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Akshay Mathur, Director of Research, Gateway House demystify this for Mint.

27 Dec 2019

Mint Insight | Bharat Bond ETF opens: Should you subscribe?

Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) will launch for retail subscription on Friday. Mint’s Nasrin Sultana speaks to Radhika Gupta, CEO, Edelweiss Mutual about the bond ETF.

13 Dec 2019

Mint Insight | Yes Bank Deal: High Hopes on ’Transformational Capital’

Yes Bank is close to securing fresh capital from investors, including a technology company – a non-conventional investor in banking space. The move is being described as ’transformational capital’ – capital that also will bring capabilities along with it. However, the challenges in the banking sector are systemic. Will the new technology investor be a panacea for Yes Bank’s woes, and by extension for the Indian banking sector? Technology can only solve for improving delivery for the future but it cannot solve for the self-inflicted woes of the rotten banking system, feel experts. Watch the latest episode of Mint Insight to know more.

21 Oct 2019
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