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25 Jul

Merisis partnered fintech startup Open raises $250k from PayU India’s Amrish Rau & Jitendra Gupta

Open will launch its platform in August and offer digital banking, bookkeeping, invoicing and other services to micro-entrepreneurs. PayU India CEO Amrish Rau and managing director Jitendra Gupta have together invested $250,000 in Bengaluru-based fintech startup Open, which is set to offer digital banking, bookkeeping, invoicing and other services to micro-entrepreneurs. The capital will be used for branding and expansion of the 12-member […]

15 Jan

Consumer Spotlight Q3 FY 2016 – M&A and Private Equity Perspective on the Consumer Sector in India

Continuing with the initiative of covering the Consumer Sector on a quarterly basis, Merisis Advisors presents – “Consumer Spotlight Q3 FY 2016”. The Newsletter provides commentary on the M&A and Private Equity Perspective on the Consumer Sector in India for Q3 FY2016. ​We studied some interesting trends, useful to both the consumer companies as well as […]

21 Dec

Late stage funding dries up for startups

Late-stage money for many startups in the country is drying up, with Series B and C funding down about 25-30 per cent over last year, according to investment banking firm Merisis Advisors. Investors are now instead looking at more early-stage (seed and Series A) investments. “Many of the start-ups have a long gestation period and […]

08 Dec

ShopClues plans acquisition spree to accelerate expansion

Online shopping platform ShopClues.com is looking to invest close to $50 million in either buying stakes or acquiring as many as eight start-ups to accelerate expansion in India’s fast-growing e-commerce market. The company, which is in the market to raise fresh funds, has kept aside close to $20-25 million in cash for the investments. The […]

29 Nov

Consumer Spotlight Q2 FY 2017 – M&A and Private Equity Perspective on the Consumer Sector in India

Continuing with the initiative of covering the Consumer Sector on a quarterly basis, Merisis Advisors presents – “Consumer Spotlight Q2 FY 2017”. The Newsletter provides commentary on the M&A and Private Equity Perspective on the Consumer Sector in India for Q2 FY 2017. We studied some interesting trends, useful to both the consumer companies as […]

18 Nov

Venture capitalists add tough riders to fund-raising pacts

VC investors have chosen to protect their capital through downside protection clauses such as so-called liquidation preference (LP), which comes into play when a firm gets sold. Photo: iStockPhoto   Mumbai: Venture Capital (VC) funds have invested billions of dollars in Indian start-ups in the last two years, often at seemingly outlandish valuations. But as valuations […]

20 Oct

Consumer Spotlight Q2 FY 2016 – M&A and Private Equity Perspective on the Consumer Sector in India

As you are probably aware, Merisis Advisors has a dedicated team focused on fund raising and M&A in the Consumer Sector. Merisis Advisors “Consumer Spotlight” newsletter provides commentary on the M&A and Private Equity perspective on the Consumer Sector in India for Q2 FY2016. We studied some interesting trends, useful to both the consumer companies […]

28 Sep

Close to 900 funding deals to be inked in 2015

As many as 890 funding deals are expected to be signed in the telecom, media and technology space (TMT) in India this year, up from 515 deals last year, a Merisis Advisors report says. According to the report, a bulk of these deals (580) is expected to be in the under $1 million category while […]