“I realised that the world of private equity was where I needed to be to fulfil my desire to build businesses rather than make deals. The positive impact on businesses is so much greater when you work as part of a team at Actis. It goes beyond anything that any individual could achieve on his or her own. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”
For Prabir, working in India is not just a choice, it is home – and where he belongs. Always most interested in following a client’s business progress beyond the deal – even in his investment banking years – Prabir eventually found his way to Actis to become a part of the pan-emerging markets story.
Before joining Actis in 2004, Prabir was with Ambit Corporate Finance where he worked in the M&A and private equity advisory practice. He advised on the first management buy-out in India – of Diageo’s domestic whisky business. Prabir is a chartered accountant by training, having served his articles with Arthur Andersen’s Mumbai office.
Prabir believes that Actis’ investments are about more than making money. They are also about investing in communities and building value. Its most enduring quality is its double work ethic – collegial in nature, and global in thinking – attracting a group of co-workers who truly care about what they do.