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Private Equity Investment Strategy - Kotak Private Equity

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: An Innovative business model Growth opportunities to gain regional or national market leadership Opportunity for consolidation if from a fragmented industry An IPR driven business with technology, product or a clearly differentiated market opportunity

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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. 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. Our investments help build enterprises that create employment at the local level, spur consumption and leave a sustainable and long-term impact on society. Clean energy for a better tomorrow Kotak Private Equity is committed to a green world.

Private Equity Investment Funds - 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. Kotak Private Equity Growth Fund - Accelerating Growth through Value Addition 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:

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. Kotak Realty Fund is a leader and one of the earliest entrants in the private equity real estate industry in India. Since establishment in 2005, we have raised US$ 1.47 billion in aggregate capital commitments and invested in 40 projects and companies across commercial office, residential, retail, industrial and hospitality sectors.

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.

Realty Funds in India, Realty Fund Invetsments - 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. In this capital scarce environment, we funded reputed developers through a credit strategy that reaped rich dividends and led to the creation of a whole new investment opportunity for the Indian real estate market. Significant Development and Operating Experience Through our control investments, we have a strong understanding of the regulatory and approvals process in India, giving us an edge in the underwriting and due-diligence process.

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. Due Diligence and Investment Selection We have a disciplined and rigorous due diligence process by which we evaluate deals. We conduct appropriate assessment and due diligence on all aspects of potential transactions, including: 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.

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