Drugmaker Mankind Pharma Ltd, ed-tech venture Byju's, homegrown private equity firm ChrysCapital and global alternative asset manager KKR are among the winners of the VCCircle Awards 2019.
The annual awards, now in their eighth year, felicitate PE- and venture capital-backed companies in key sectors as well as investment funds, law firms and investment bankers.
The winners were awarded on Thursday as part of the VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 2019, held at ITC Grand Central in Mumbai.
The winners were chosen based on the recommendation of an eminent five-member jury. The jury comprised Keki Mistry, CEO at Housing Development Finance Corporation; Gopal Srinivasan, chairman and managing director at TVS Capital Funds Ltd; Michael Liu, senior vice president at Portfolio Advisors; Sameer Garde, president (India and SAARC), Cisco; and Anjali Bansal, founder of Avaana Capital.
Plastic products maker Supreme Industries Ltd; IIFL Wealth Management Ltd, a unit of financial services company IIFL Holdings; Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, part of the diversified Mahindra Group; HL Agro Products, one of the country’s top exporters of sesame seeds and corn products; and Bangalore International Airport Ltd bagged the portfolio company awards in their respective sectors.
The awards also recognised top PE and VC fundraisers, as also the exit of the year based on annualised return, or the internal rate of return (IRR).
The nominations for the awards were powered by VCCEdge, the data research platform of News Corp VCCircle.
Here is the full list of winners.
Consumer Company of the Year: The Supreme Industries Ltd.
Education Company of the Year: Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd (Byju's).
Financial Services Company of the Year: IIFL Wealth Management Ltd.
Healthcare Company of the Year: Mankind Pharma Ltd.
Infrastructure Company of the Year: Bangalore International Airport Ltd.
Agri Company of the Year: HL Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.
Industrials Company of the Year: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd