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Deal Queen - Archana Hingorani

twitter-logoAnand Adhikari | Print Edition: Oct 14, 2012

Archana Hingorani's has seen many stock-market peaks and troughs in her career. No wonder the CEO of IL&FS Investment Managers, the private-equity firm that manages assets worth $3.2 billion, easily navigates choppy capital markets.

Biggest Challenge

Finding the right people to approach for advice, or to bounce off ideas

Hingorani invested Rs 1,840 crore in 20 deals across PE, infrastructure and real estate sectors in the past year. "These investments have been made on extremely attractive terms, which should be value accretive in the long run," she says.

Hingorani also completed exits totalling Rs 510 crore from a few companies. She guides nearly 100 investee companies as well. Despite the negativity all around as the economy flounders, Hingorani remains cool. "I went to Ecuador for a teaching assignment and also did a short tour of marine wildlife this year," she says.

Meher Pudumjee 

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