Ascent Capital (Formerly UTI Ventures) is an Indian private equity firm focused on growth capital investments. Ascent seeks to invest in promising Indian companies driven by 'visionary leadership'. In addition to providing growth financing, Ascent also helps young companies attract senior management talent and maintain high standards of corporate governance in preparation for an exit. Ascent invests in the range of $15 - $40 million per transaction. Ascent prefers investing in sectors that leverage India's outsourcing strengths, benefit form the country's infrastructure boom, and address a growing consumer market. Ascent Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in Bangalore.
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Ascent Capital Advisors India Pvt.’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (13%) and retail (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (42%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Ascent Capital Advisors India Pvt. has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Consolidated Construction Consortium for $120M.
The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary sale (50%). Ascent Capital Advisors India Pvt.’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Excelsoft Technologies Pvt. for $2M.
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