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INDIA OPPORTUNITIES FUND

India Opportunities Fund is close ended fund with a life of 10 years established in August 2011. The contributors of IOF include leading Indian Public Sector Banks and Insurance Companies. IOF is a sector agnostic fund focused mainly on growth capital needs of India’s growing and unlisted MSMEs operating in emerging sectors such as light engineering, clean-tech, agro-based industries, logistics, infrastructure, educational services, IT/ITES etc.

India Opportunities Fund is registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a Venture Capital Fund and has been structured as a unit scheme to make primarily equity or equity-related investments in the growth oriented businesses established in India. The Fund seeks to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns for its contributors through long-term capital appreciation. 


The Fund will seek a strategic stake in the funded companies with board representation and other rights as venture capital investor.

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

INDIA OPPORTUNITY FUND is looking for investment in projects offering potential for attractive growth and earnings. Key criteria for project selection are –

—  Strong and committed core team: The Fund will look for businesses managed by a team with a demonstrated performance track record, commitment and energy.

—  Growth potential: The Fund will like to invest in promising businesses having potential for sustainable high growth.

—  Long-term competitive advantage: The Fund will prefer to invest in innovative business operations with a sustainable competitive advantage.

—  Viable business plan: The venture should have a viable business plan which offers above average profitability leading to attractive return on investment.

—  A Clear exit plan: The Fund, being of limited life, will seek to invest in ventures offering a strategy for clear exit within a reasonable time period. The exit could be by way of IPO, offer for sale, merger and acquisition or sale to a strategic or a financial investors.

Email iof@sidbiventure.co.in