Frank Kane’s Working Lunch: V. Shankar is a private equity investor with a wide world view

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Frank Kane’s Working Lunch: V. Shankar is a private equity investor with a wide world view

Over lunch at Cipriani, V. Shankar explains why he would rather invest in fast-food buns than in some high-tech stars. The former regional head of Standard Chartered is in private equity now and takes a wide view of the world from his base in Dubai. Read more here.

R. Goswamy Speaks on NTU-SBF Panel

Private equity (PE) firms raised $4.2 billion to invest in Africa in 2014, more than double the average for the past five years. In 2015, emerging markets investment as a percentage of global PE investment grew to 11% ($33.75 billion), the highest level since the financial crisis.  Emerging markets, particularly in Africa, are witnessing increased […]

V. Shankar Speaks at Africa Singapore Business Forum 2016

Returning for the fourth year, Africa Singapore Business Forum is the premier business platform for exchanging business insights and promoting trade and investment linkages between Africa and Singapore.  An event by IE Singapore, the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy, Africa Singapore Business Forum is an invaluable platform for business leaders and governments in both […]

V. Shankar Speaks at 2016 EXIM Bank Annual Conference

International business, academic, media, and government leaders were invited to speak at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 7th and 8th. The two-day event featured keynote remarks, plenary sessions and panel discussions as well as opportunities for networking. Approximately […]

V. Shankar Speaks at Africa Global Business Forum

Viswanathan Shankar is Chief Executive Officer and Partner of Gateway Partners, a private equity firm focused on Africa, Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. Until 2015 he served as the Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas; and a member of the board of Standard Chartered Bank. In addition Mr Shankar […]

CX Partners, Gateway Partners – led investors buy into Mrs Bector’s Food

A consortium of investors led by India-focused private equity fund CX Partners and Gateway Partners has acquired a significant minority stake in Mrs Bector’s Food Specialities Ltd from Ajay Bector Group and Motilal Oswal Private Equity, it is learnt. The size of the stake and the deal amount haven’t been disclosed. It is also not […]