PE Firms in India - Kotak Private Equity Towards a Better Socio-Economic and Sustainable Ecosystem Doing the right thing At Kotak Private Equity, we believe in investing in a responsible manner. As the Indian economy provides several opportunities for growth, we consciously deploy our capital to maximize both commercial and societal returns. Private Equity Investment Strategy - Kotak Private Equity Discovering Future Leaders As pioneers of the Indian private equity industry, our team is adept at identifying outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams of emerging businesses. We look for companies that have a clear business strategy with significant opportunities to scale up with a defendable market positioning. While we have a preference towards sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Consumer, Technology & Financial Services, we are happy to evaluate investment opportunities in companies in other sectors with a differentiated business model that mirrors India's growth story. Businesses should ideally have a strong competitive edge and long-term growth potential in one of the following areas:
Private Equity Investors in India, Investment Process - Kotak Private Equity At Kotak Private Equity, we follow an investment process that has been developed through years of investment experience. The investment process captures the sensitivities and challenges of growing businesses in an Indian business environment as well our past experiences in dealing with Indian entrepreneurs. We typically follow a four step Investment process that helps us treat capital with an ownership mindset. Deal Sourcing and Evaluation We leverage our in-house research to source and evaluate opportunities. In doing this, we use multiple channels of our network of relationships, the Kotak Mahindra Group's business relationships and industry networks Due Diligence and Investment Commitment We have a disciplined and rigorous due diligence process by which we evaluate deals that fit into our investment criteria.
Private Equity Funds in India - Kotak Private Equity Global investors are betting big on India's long-term growth story. India is today one of the most attractive emerging markets across Asia with a billion plus captive consumers. Kotak Private Equity is well positioned to develop compelling local investing themes. Through macro research, in-house analytics and frequent industry interactions, we identify industry and socio-economic trends, local consumption patterns and need-gap opportunities on an ongoing basis. With a cumulative experience of successfully investing in over 100 growth companies, we regularly refine our investment focus based on emerging trends, sectors and investment opportunities.
Kotak Private Equity Growth Fund - Investment Value Creation - Kotak Private Equity At Kotak Private Equity, we believe in partnering with companies, not operating them. We partner to accelerate growth through need based strategic value-addition in a variety of ways. In addition to capital, we bring our expertise, experience and commitment to create a shared vision and value. We follow a four point Value Creation Metric: Business Strategy Enhancement Working with the company board and management team, we debate and discuss to arrive at a long-term strategy that captures the competitive advantage of the firm. A sound business strategy is the first step in creating sustainable market domination and long-term leadership for the company.
Investing in Real Estate Funds - Kotak Realty Fund Kotak Realty Fund is one of India’s leading private equity real estate funds with US$ 1.47 billionof aggregate capital commitments. Established in 2005, we focus solely on investments in real estate and allied businesses across different asset classes and cities in India. Our core strengths lie in having a deep understanding of the Indian real estate market, identifying trends ahead of the curve, investing with conviction & speed and managing our investments in a hands-on manner to create and realise long-term value for our investors.
Real Estate Fund Management Team - Kotak Realty Fund S. Sriniwasan (Srini) is the co-founder of the Alternate Assets Management business of the Kotak Mahindra Group. He established one of India’s first real estate funds in 2005 and has played a decisive role in the growth of the business since its launch. Srini also leads Kotak Special Opportunities Fund, which was established in 2015 and has oversight of Kotak Infrastructure Funds. Under Srini's leadership, Kotak Realty Fund has scaled up to over US$1.47 billion in AUM, making it one of the largest real estate funds in India, and has successfully established a strong track record of profitable exits from investments.
Realty Funds in India - Kotak Realty Fund Pioneers of the real estate credit strategy Invested via secured debt (Non-Convertible Debentures) in self-liquidating residential projects. This investment strategy helped many quality Indian developers tide over uncertain times, while realizing high returns for our investors. Ability to identify opportunities early in the cycle In 2009, post the Global Financial Crisis, we recognised the capital dislocation in the industry had led to an acute shortage of funds for residential projects. Realty Fund Investment Process - Kotak Realty Fund Deal Sourcing We primarily source transactions through the team’s direct relationships and extensive network. We also leverage Kotak Mahindra Group's broad operating platform. The Group’s national presence, industry relationships and affiliations augments and extends our sourcing and underwriting capabilities.
Real Estate Investment Approach - Kotak Realty Fund As the India experts in real estate fund management, Kotak Realty Fund is uniquely positioned to identify sector trends and capitalise on the opportunity - much ahead of the curve. This enhances our ability to deliver superior performance to our clients. Our goal is to opportunistically invest in high-quality realty assets across India’s fastest-growing cities. Our investment objective is to generate long-term capital appreciation for our investors. Our investment strategy is built on the following pillars: Partnering with developers having proven execution capabilities and established brand equity Investing in projects that generate scalable, sustainable and risk-adjusted returns Leveraging the team’s expertise in investment structuring and thorough understanding of India’s investment regulations Engaging in active asset management and value enhancement Formulating clear exit strategies at the time of investment Adhering to and ensuring strong transparency, governance and reporting norms
Real Estate Funds India - Kotak Realty Fund At Kotak Realty Fund, we believe in responsible investing. We recognise our commitment to not only our investors, but the larger society that we operate in. Investing responsibly The real estate sector provides significant employment opportunities. Through our realty fund investments, we help create employment opportunities at the local level and leave a positive long-term impact on society. Commitment to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Practices To foster sustainable growth and development, it is critical that every responsible corporate citizen adheres to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. At Kotak Realty Fund, we consider ESG measures to be as important as the financial aspects of the deal.
Private Wealth Management Services - Kotak Wealth Management The Kotak Mahindra Group (‘Kotak’) has one of the oldest and the most respected Wealth Management teams in India. Kotak offers the widest range of wealth management solutions to High Net-Worth Individuals for over fifteen years, emerging as the largest Wealth Manager by a wide margin. The Kotak client base ranges from entrepreneurs to business families, and also includes employed professionals. Wealth Management Process in India - Kotak Wealth Management Before exploring investment strategies and planning, it is important to first gain an understanding of yourself and your needs. Basis this, your investment goals can be structured and the appropriate services can be employed to gather growth opportunities for your wealth. Understanding Investment Needs