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Private Equity – Entering a Resurgence Phase

Private Equity investments in India touched historic highs with ~Rs. 200,000 crore invested in the past two years. In 2017 the industry is entering into a resurgent phase, with high quantum of investments in the ‘ready to exit’ phase. Read Avalon’s annual PE/VC Report, to understand what the future holds in store for PE/VC investments in India. (more…)

Avalon Perspectives 2017 – Black & White And More

The much awaited annual feature by Mr. Raj Nair, Chairman, Avalon Consulting is finally here! It discusses the impact in 2017, of the 3 Black Swan events of 2016 namely - Brexit, Trump’s Presidency and Modi’s demonetization. Read on, for an interesting glimpse into to what we can expect as a fallout of these events, and why. (more…)

The Future Is Here

Mr. Raj Nair, Chairman Avalon Consulting delivered an address to the IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where he shared how we often miss out on impending changes because we are trained to look for direct cause-effect relations for point events, while disruption and major shifts happen due to a culmination of various factors. Which are the dots which we should try to connect? How will the patterns that emerge, impact the future of our businesses and our industries? Read the text of his speech here, for a fascinating take on what we can expect in 2017 and beyond. (more…)

IIT Madras Samanvay Conclave Panel Discussion – ‘Braving the economic tides’

Chennai: As part of the annual business event of IIT Madras, Samanvay, hosted by the Department of Management Studies (DoMS), a panel discussion was organized on the theme ‘Braving the economic tides’. The panel consisted of Mr. Premchand C, Partner and Executive Director at Avalon Consulting, Dr. Kamakodi, CEO, CUB, Mr. Raghuvir, Srinivasan, Business Line, Dr. Paul Appasamy, MSE, and Ms. Padma Parthasarathy, Senior Vice-President, Tech Mahindra. (more…)

CII Chemvision 2016 – Opportunities and challenges in the chemical industry

Chennai CII hosted Chemvision 2016, an event focusing on the opportunities and challenges in the chemical industry. It brought together an eminent audience of business leaders, industry experts, analysts and consultants who follow the Chemical sector closely. Mr. Premchand C, Partner and Executive Director at Avalon Consulting was invited to address the audience, and he shared with them views on whether Indian companies can emerge as global players in the fine chemicals space. (more…)

Mr. Raj Nair’s talk at IIT Madras on Digital Transformation of Business

Chennai: Mr. Raj Nair, Chairman Avalon Consulting was invited by IIT Madras as part of their MBA Invitation Lecture Series, to deliver a talk on ‘Digital Transformation of Business’ on Sep 20th 2016. Mr. Raj spoke to the students about how digital technology has transformed the way businesses and organizations function. He stressed on how technology would be play a greater role in the future and how each of us should strive to be more digital friendly in order to keep pace with the changes. He narrated business cases where Avalon’s predictive analysis tools had leveraged digital information to devise solutions for clients. The session was well received and saw good participation from the audience, with sharing of experiences, suggestions and views on what our digital future is going to look like. (more…)

Apex’16 Summit – The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit

Bengaluru: Avalon Consulting was proud to be the knowledge partners to India's premier Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit - APEX'16, held on March 9th March 2016 in Bengaluru. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Partner, Avalon Consulting kick started the deliberations with a thought provoking panel discussion on "The Big Picture: Is 2016 going the 2008 way?". This provided the backdrop for the day's deliberations into the PE/VC investment strategies and prospects. Attended by the who's who of the sector, it was a great networking and knowledge sharing event. (more…)

The Six Intelligent Men at Kitzbuhel

Six world leaders hold an emergency summit at the Austrian ski town, Kitzbuhel, to discuss how the ISIS crisis, oil, commodities and China’s slowdown could drown the world in 2016 unless they jointly did something. This group of ‘Six Intelligent men at Kitzbuhel’ on December 28, 2015 was aptly named, KI 6 for obvious reasons, and also because KI 6 happens to be the acupuncture point just below the ankle, which if pressed would rid the body of fear, and fear is what brought these six men together. (more…)
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