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ICICI Venture is a specialist alternative assets manager based in India with a presence across Private Equity, Real Estate, Special Situations and Infrastructure. The company was established as one of the first venture capital providers in India in 1988. During its three decades of investing in Indian markets, ICICI Venture has been at the forefront of the evolution of the Indian alternative assets market. Till date, various funds managed by the firm have invested in over 500 companies. ICICI Venture continues to remain committed to this mission. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICICI Bank (www.icicibank.com), the largest private sector financial services group in India.

The company has played a key role in establishing the foundation for several new age businesses in India, by providing growth capital funding to companies in sectors as diverse as Insurance, Information Technology, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Banking & Financial Services, Infrastructure, Retail, Aviation, Auto Components, Construction services, Real Estate, Biotechnology, Textiles, Fine Chemicals, Consumer Products, Logistics, etc. The company played a pioneering role in the Indian Venture Capital industry during the 1990s but shifted focus to other alternative asset classes during the past two decades in line with the evolution of Indian industry and the overall financial ecosystem. Across sectors, the company has helped in establishing several new business models to enable productivity improvements, technology upgradation and import substitution as a means of enhancing the competitive advantage of Indian industry in a rapidly changing global market environment.

Going forward, ICICI Venture continues to explore new avenues within the alternative assets industry as a means of addressing funding requirements of Indian entrepreneurs and also as a means of offering a comprehensive alternative asset management platform to long term investors who are interested in participating in India's economic development.

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