Morgan Stanley and ICICI Venture build India teams

Morgan Stanley hires ICICI Venture director Alluri Srinivasa Rao to run private equity investing in India, while ICICI Venture lures KS Jangbahadur back from JPMorgan in the US.

Morgan Stanley has signalled its plans to focus more on private equity investing in India by hiring industry veteran, Alluri Srinivasa Rao. Rao announced earlier in April that he was leaving ICICI Venture but did not confirm where he was going. Meanwhile, ICICI Venture, India's largest domestic private equity player, is not dwelling on Rao's departure, having added a few veterans of its own to its ranks.

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