The Kotak Edge

The Founder

Mr. Uday Kotak is Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited. As a young 26-year old entrepreneur in 1985, Uday Kotak started Kotak Capital Management Finance Ltd. (which later became Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd). The vision was to eventually become a banking company.

On 22nd March 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. became the first company in India's corporate history to be converted into a bank. Under Uday's leadership, Kotak Mahindra established a prominent presence in other areas of financial services including stock broking, investment banking, car finance, life insurance, mutual funds and alternate assets. Today, Kotak Mahindra, a first generation enterprise, has a global presence, employs over 25,900 people and has the distinction of providing a 32% CAGR to its shareholders over a 22 year period.

Among Uday’s many accomplishments, Ernst & Young felicitated him with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 recently. Uday represented India at EY's global forum and was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award by an independent jury. Euromoney listed him amongst the financial leaders of the 21st Century. He is a member of the Government of India's High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure, the Primary Market Advisory Committee of the Securities & Exchange Board of India, Member of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Securities Markets and ICRIER. He is also Governing Member of the Mahindra United World College of India, and Member of National Council of CII. Uday holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Converging Entrepreneurial Dynamism with Institutional Stability

We are part of the Kotak Mahindra Group, one of India's leading and most respected diversified financial services institutions. With close to three decades of working with local businesses and being a part of the Indian growth story, the Kotak Mahindra Group understands India's business, regulatory and consumer landscape better than most.

Kotak Private Equity leverages the Group's research capabilities and relationships with Indian business houses to identify and invest in select companies.

Marrying Research with Relationships
Collaborating with its parent, Kotak Private Equity has developed a fine blend of combining the insights of macro research and the rigour of due diligence to build trusted relationships with Indian entrepreneurs and businesses. The Group's research capabilities and relationships help us spot macro trends and identify potential investee companies relevant to the Fund's investment strategy.