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Company : Orbit Corporation Limited 
Wednesday, November 8, 2000 10:51AM IST (5:21AM GMT)
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Orbit-e Consulting, an international digital strategy and systems integration firm, today announced that it has recently received early stage capital from E.M. Warburg, Pincus and Co, one of the most prestigious private equity investors in the world.

Warburg Pincus has invested USD 9.25 million in Orbit-e. This is one of Warburg Pincus' largest investments in an IT services start-up worldwide. The funds would be used to build state-of-the-art infrastructure for offices in India, Europe and the US, and also fund mergers and acquisitions.

Orbit-e Consulting was founded by Rahul Chawla, ex-Managing Director of the Indian operations of Cambridge Technology Partners, the USD 650 million international systems integration and management consulting firm.

According to Rahul Chawla, President and CEO of Orbit-e Consulting, "We are really excited about our partnership with Warburg Pincus. Warburg Pincus' thoroughness in understanding our industry, its proven track record and global network established over the last four decades and its maturity in dealing with its investee companies is what made us decide in favour of going with it, as opposed to the numerous other funding offers we received."

Orbit-e Consulting's unique business model provides for an end-to-end service offering. It extends the model of a full-service provider (FSP) by helping clients not only conceptualize/reinvent businesses and build them, but also continuously evolve their business models. By leveraging its unique methodologies - Orbit-e-ICE®, Orbit-e-SPEED® and Orbit-e-RHYTHM®, the firm believes that it can rejuvenate existing businesses rapidly and create sustainable shareholder value.

While talking about this business model, Mr Chawla said, "We believe that today there is no firm globally that is offering a similar end-to-end service like ours. Warburg Pincus' investment in us is yet another validation point that our business model is unique, as our model delinks the linear relationship between headcount and revenues.

Talking about the funding, Dalip Pathak, Managing Director of Warburg Pincus, Singapore, said, "We are delighted to be associated with Orbit-e Consulting whose business model is a clear response to emerging customer needs worldwide. We believe that Orbit-e has the potential to define a new consulting paradigm. We look forward to working with this high-energy global company." 

About Orbit-e Consulting
Orbit-e Consulting is an international digital strategy consulting and systems integration firm that leverages a multi-site project delivery model with a unique business value proposition. Orbit-e delivers end-to-end business solutions that create lasting bottom line impact for their clients by leveraging vertical intellectual property (VIP) creation with strategic deal-making surrounded by strategic consulting and systems integration services. Orbit-e's services encapsulate the life-cycle of its clients around the conceptualization, implementation and growth of their businesses, and assist organizations in multiple industries in meeting future demands by providing scalable solutions backed by a rapid time-to-market implementation. The firm was started with a group of highly-skilled professionals with diverse international consulting and technology experience who came together to "conceptualize, build and evolve sustainable businesses that provide superior value to their stakeholders." Orbit-e partners with high-energy corporations and entrepreneurs who are open to new and broader perspectives, to help them realize and exploit the order-of-magnitude of difference that the Internet offers to their businesses. For more information about Orbit-e Consulting, visit http://www.orbit-e.com.

About Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus is one of the leading private equity and venture capital firms in the world. Working in partnership with management teams, Warburg Pincus takes an active role in building significant and durable businesses. The firm operates globally to source new investment opportunities, provide strategic advice and guidance, and fund the growth of attractive businesses. The firm has invested over $11 billion in over 400 companies in 29 countries, providing equity capital across the life cycle of the enterprise. Amongst Warburg Pincus' investments in India are Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Ltd, Rediff.com, Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited, Moser Baer India Ltd and Nicholas Piramal India Ltd. For more information about Warburg Pincus, visit http://www.warburgpincus.com.

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