HL Agro adjudged “Agri Company of The Year” at the 2019 VCCircle Awards

Family run agri-food company, HL Agro Products has underlined the significant financial & environmental benefits it offers the Indian economy & food processing industries by winning the “Agri Company of the Year” award at the 2019 News Corp VCCircle awards ceremony held in Mumbai.

The News Corp VCCircle awards recognize the best-performing companies & transaction advisors that not only record tremendous growth but also have a long­standing impact on their respective industries and the economy in general. HL Agro was singled out for its contribution to the agricultural economy & efforts towards enhancing the market share of the sesame seeds & corn starch commodities at the national & global levels.

The awards, which are the pre-eminent honors for disruptive and fast-growth business in the banking, infrastructure, agriculture, education, private equity, and venture capital ecosystem, had prominent international and domestic private equity fund managers, top entrepreneurs, CEOs, limited partners, and other industry stalwarts in attendance this year. The winners were chosen based on the recommendations of an eminent five-member jury of industry veterans and long-term watchers of business. The jury comprised Keki Mistry, CEO at Housing Development Finance Corporation; Gopal Srinivasan, chairman and managing director at TVS Capital Funds Ltd; Michael Liu, senior vice president at Portfolio Advisors; Sameer Garde, president (India and SAARC), Cisco; and Anjali Bansal, founder of Avaana Capital.

HL Agro bagged the Award post an intricate performance review against the industry-specific benchmarks & peer group performance. The judges identified HL Agro’s holistic and consummate business strategy and leadership, as well as its clear focus on financing of new business models and innovative technologies, as some key differentiators in selecting it as a Winner of the category. It was also judged on the qualitative parameters of brand value, sustainable growth, management quality, product delivery & impact on the industry and the economy.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Akhilesh Sahu, Director of the company said, “Winning this award is a testament to HL Agro’s consistent growth, our passionate team who deliver world-class ingredient solutions to a global client base of loyal customers and our strong focus on innovation and technology. We are excited to continue our work with a wide range of leading brands across the food industry to help them focus on what matters most—keeping their customers safe and happy.”

To learn more about the event & the winners of 2019 awards, please visit: https://www.vccircle.com/tag/vccircle-awards-2019

About News Corp VCCircle:
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In 2015, VCCircle was acquired by News Corp, one of the largest news and information services providers globally that publish leading dailies such as The Wall Street Journal in the US, The Australian in Australia and The Times in the UK. News Corp also runs integrated marketing services; digital real estate services; book publishing; digital education; sports programming and pay-TV distribution in Australia. VCCircle.com is the pre-eminent source of news, information, data, and analysis on alternative investments in India. The platform covers deals, exits, M&As, investors, investments, entrepreneurship, management and strategy.

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