Investment Summary

Kotak Private Equity Group Invests In NovaLead Pharma Pvt.

On April 1, 2006, private equity firm Kotak Private Equity Group invested in life science company NovaLead Pharma Pvt.

Investment Highlights
  • This is Kotak Private Equity Group’s 2nd transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is Kotak Private Equity Group’s 9th transaction in India.

Investment Summary

Date 2006-04-01
Target NovaLead Pharma Pvt.
Sector Life Science
Investor(s) Kotak Private Equity Group
Deal Type Growth Capital

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NovaLead Pharma Pvt.

Pune, India
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NovaLead Pharma Pvt. Ltd. is a drug discovery and development company focused on finding new indications for generic drugs. Enabled by proprietary technology platform, NovaLead follows a differenciated research approach of finding new targets for generic drugs thereby creating new indication opportunity.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

Kotak Private Equity Group

Mumbai, India

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 1.4B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Kotak Private Equity Group (KPEG) is the private equity investment arm of financial services firm, Kotak Mahindra Group. KPEG looks to invest $20 to $40 million in a variety of mid-sized Indian companies to support expansion, acquisitions, or buyouts KPEG targets businesses with strong management and growth potential operating in fragmented industries. Sectors of interest include life science, retail, media/entertainment, light manufacturing, agriculture, food processing, healthcare, distribution, and IT/software. Kotak is based in Mumbai.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 24
Sector (Life Science) 2 of 5
Type (Growth Capital) 2 of 6
Country (India) 9 of 24
Year (2006) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-01-01 VLife Sciences Technologies Pvt.

Pune, India

VLife Sciences Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a provider of licensed software and research solutions for discovery research projects in a variety of sectors. The software offers numerous unique and specialized features for applications in computer aided molecular discovery, bioinformatics, biotechnology and chemoinformatics.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-05-09 Dynaspede Integrated Systems

Mumbai, India

Dynaspede Integrated Systems Ltd. specialises in the design and manufacture of electro-mechanical components and sub-systems for a wide spectrum of industries in two business sectors, Mechatronics and Power Systems. It has extended service offerings in Engineering design, Product development, Prototyping and Testing. Dynaspede also offers contract manufacturing facilities and distribution services for its partners through its network.

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