“As a banker, providing advice on corporate finance, capital markets and business strategies for growth gave me immense pleasure. I moved into private equity because I realised that those skills, when coupled with my sector knowledge of healthcare, financial services and industrials, would enable me to work with business leaders who are making a difference in some of the world’s most exciting markets.”
Mahesh has a firm belief in the emerging market growth story and corporate India’s push to go global. He decided to act on this belief by joining Actis, which is recognised as a long-standing investor in India with an emerging market sector-based approach to investing both in minority and control deals.
Mahesh previously worked at 3i India, where he was a partner in the firm’s Growth Capital Group and the lead partner globally for the Healthcare sector, heading up and contributing to 3i investments in India and international markets. Before moving to private equity in 2006, Mahesh was co-head of investment banking at Enam, one of the leading domestic investment banks in India. Mahesh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Since joining Actis in 2010, Mahesh has plunged himself into the business: forging new contacts, and calling upon his existing network to help build value in Actis’ India-based portfolio.