16 Nov 2021
Investcorp, a global investment manager, specializing in alternative investments, today announced the opening of its 2nd office in India, located in the greater Delhi region. The office will house Investcorp’s Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE) and support the company’s analytical requirements and digital transformation activities globally. The opening of the office and the launch of Investcorp’s India Analytical Center of Excellence (ACE) was held in the presence of Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp and Rishi Kapoor, Co-Chief Executive Officer.
Investcorp had inaugurated its India office in Mumbai in February 2019. With the recent expansion, the company aims to grow its India team from 27 to over 50 employees within the next 12 months.
Commenting on the opening, Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp said: “We are pleased to announce the opening of our second office in India, in line with our growth vision. India ranks high in our priority among rapidly growing markets and demonstrates strong potential for increased investment. The trend towards digitization accelerated by the global pandemic is a favourable tailwind and we believe our deep networks, local on ground presence and technology expertise will enable us to effectively capitalize on this value creation opportunity. Our new centre will also support us in driving digital transformation across key markets.”
“The opening of our Analytics Center of Excellence comes at an exciting juncture for Investcorp in India. We have significantly grown our footprint in the market and continue to remain bullish on the investment opportunities ahead. Our recent expansion will enable us to be further entrenched in the local ecosystem and leverage India’s digitally native and analytically savvy talent pool”, said Rishi Kapoor, Co-Chief Executive Officer.
In India, Investcorp is active in the mid-market private equity space and has invested across the consumer tech, healthcare, financial services, retail, SaaS, e-commerce, and technology sectors. Its investments over the last four years include Wingreens, Intergrow Brands, Bewakoof.com, Freshtohome, Zolo, InCred, Citykart, ASG, NephroPlus, Unilog, XpressBees, and Safari Industries.
Investcorp’s India real estate team invests in domestic real estate projects located in top tier cities. So far, the business has deployed US $200 million through two funds across 26 projects. The company has an established history in the senior structured credit space within real estate, with a focus on mid-market and affordable residential projects being developed by well-established developers. Investcorp has raised $130 million in anchor commitments for its real estate direct lending initiative to provide last mile funding to residential projects in India.