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Course Overview

A BCG 2021 report: 'The $100 trillion Machine', states that 'PE will continue to be the fastest-growing alternative asset class over the next five years. The PE/VC funds-known as Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)- market is propelled by drivers, such as:

  1. GDP growth requires constant funding of capital and operating expenditures;

  2. Entrepreneurs wish to capitalise on large markets by scaling their operations;

  3. A rising per capita income across the globe, leads to greater demand for products and services, encouraging entrepreneurs to set up new or grow existing businesses;

  4. Access to superior management skills and a wider understanding of VC/ PE business models, will lead to further growth in these specialised investment models;

  5. A more mature ecosystem now exists in many countries, which enables the establishment and functioning of new, or growth of established, PE/VC funds


Those aspiring to establish new private equity or venture capital funds will benefit from this masterclass in a variety of ways. The Masterclass, comprising two modules, will demystify the formation and establishment of VC and private equity funds and explain how to navigate the SEBI AIF licensing, approval & Compliance process.

The Course Director, Arvind Mathur, has over 30 years of experience in private equity and venture capital and has invested in 30 private equity funds. He has prepared several case studies and taught over 100 masterclasses in the PE and VC space during the past decade years in several countries. Participants have included merchant banks, fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, corporates and other aspirants.

Outcome and Benefits

The course will lay a strong foundation, enabling delegates to:

  • How a new PE/VC fund is established will be illustrated by a case study

  • The main regulatory challenges in India in forming and marketing a new fund

  • Building the right team to manage an Alternative Investment Fund

  • The detailed considerations in crafting the documentation required by SEBI for licensing AIFs

  • Crafting a SEBI-compliant Private Placement Memorandum & related documentation

  • Preparing the application forms for submission to SEBI

  • The role of SEBI-licensed fund managers in the AIF market

  • Complying with SEBI AIF requirements during and at the end of a Fund’s life

  • Complying with ESG, FEMA, and FDI Policies

  • Meeting the reporting requirements of fund investors i.e. limited partners (LPs)

Who Should Attend?

Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund Managers

Hedge Fund Managers

Angel and Impact Investing and Fund Managers

Investment Officers



Business Consultants

SEBI-Registered Investment and Merchant Bankers

Mutual Fund Managers

Start-up and Established Founders

Capital Market Regulators

Pension Fund Managers

Commercial Bankers

Wealth Managers

Course Director

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Arvind has rubbed shoulders with the world's leading venture capital and private equity funds like KKR, Apax Partners, Carlyle, Sequoia, ACCEL Partners, and many others. Arvind has held a variety of positions, including Head of Capital Markets at the Asian Development Bank, Vice President, Citibank, and Senior Adviser, Citi. He was the President of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, reporting to the CEO of KKR in India and to an Executive Committee including leading private equity and venture capital fund managers, such as Carlyle and the Canada Pension Plan.

He has structured and invested in over 30 private equity funds, including venture capital funds. He has worked on funds with LPs such as CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, and other large institutional investors. He has engineered several IPOs and has successfully negotiated an exit of a financial services startup with the CEO of a US-based MNC in New York.

He has promoted corporate governance in many funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He has played a key role in the creation, structuring, and placement of a nearly $ 1 billion Infrastructure Fund. He has co-invested and partnered with some of the world's largest institutional investors including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Arvind P. Mathur, CFA, FRM, has taught complex financial topics to fund managers and senior executives in Singapore and other countries for the past 12 years, including venture capital, private equity, M&A, valuation, and negotiation techniques. He has delivered a lecture on Asian buyouts at the Harvard Business School and has delivered more than 100 masterclasses in complex financial disciplines such as private equity, venture capital, and term sheet negotiations in several countries. He has also advised a start-up woman entrepreneur under a Goldman Sachs startup program.

Arvind has attended executive management courses at the Columbia School of Business and Cornell University, and an investment management workshop at the Harvard Business School.

Certification Provided by PEPP


A certificate of participation will be provided by PEPP upon successful completion of course


Merrill Lynch

J.P. Morgan


My work with PEPP laid the foundation for a career in that finance sector. During my time at PEPP, I had the opportunity of learning about diverse streams including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, equity valuations; diverse sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, and education among others; learning from industry leaders including Mr. Mathur; and first-hand access to world-class study material and case studies.Beyond work, I am eternally grateful for Mr. Mathur's advice and guidance throughout the past 8 years that I have known him.

The trainer (Arvind Mathur) discussed the practicality of private equity and deal structuring. Hence it provided very good insights.

- Managing Director

"Arvind played a vital role in the successful establishment of a nearly $ 1 billion India-Infrastructure Fund involving high caliber global investors"

- Managing Director
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