Overview

We understand India better

Through Research, Rigour and Relationships
Since 2005, we at Kotak Private Equity have helped discover, grow and create value for mid-size Indian businesses across growth sectors. As part of the Kotak Mahindra Group, we combine our strength of understanding the local environment with international best practices in people, processes and research.

Given the experience and network of relationships built over the past two decades, our understanding of the Indian entrepreneur's mindset provides us with a significant advantage in the Indian investment environment. With a founding team that virtually pioneered the Indian Private Equity Industry, we are disciplined investors focused on long-term value creation and growth. Kotak Private Equity partners outstanding promoters and leadership teams to help create scale across industries.

Identifying Opportunities Ahead of the Curve
Through intensive research, we identify macro-economic trends and opportunities early. Our team has successfully identified sectors and companies much ahead of the curve, helping us invest conservatively and exit profitably while partnering companies in tapping growth opportunities and evolving into industry leaders. The team at Kotak Private Equity has often been amongst the first to invest in India's sunrise sectors such as Life Sciences & Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Retail, Quick Service Restaurants, Business Process Outsourcing and Internet driven businesses.

Participating in India's Entrepreneurial Growth Story
With the backing of the Kotak Mahindra Group, one of India's leading and highly respected diversified financial services institutions, Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, focuses on managing the Alternate Assets business of the Group. While the Kotak Mahindra Group has been associated with private equity investments since 1997, to bring a sharper focus to the group's Alternate Assets strategy, Kotak Mahindra Bank initiated its first structured third party private equity fund in early 2005.

Since then, the Alternate Assets business of the Group has raised in aggregate USD 2.8 billion across different asset classes including Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Funds, Infrastructure Funds, the Special Situations Credit Fund and Listed Equities, all led by independent investment team.