Investing in E-Commerce

Investors Looking at Investing in E-Commerce Companies

Private equity, venture funds, hedge funds are currently evaluating a number of online companies, especially niche single-category retailers in segments, according to source.
"We are very aggressively looking at investing in ecommerce, especially something with local connect or an offline presence," said Manas Tandon, principal at TPG Growth India, which has not invested in a consumer Internet company in India so far. "We have seen some interesting businesses," said Tandon, whose fund has backed businesses such as accommodation listings provider Airbnb and messaging app Viber globally.
Tandon declined to reveal the names of the companies that his fund is in talks with. Recently, Hong Kong hedge fund Steadview Capital made its India entry by investing in music streaming service Saavn, furniture site Urban Ladder and taxi service OlaCabs, the back-to-back deals an indication of the seriousness with which it views the India market.
Source: Economic Times

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