Dinesh is a private equity professional with over 25 years of experience in investing in Emerging markets, predominantly India-related businesses with significant years of Partner/leadership roles. He has been the founding member of 3 early-stage private equity franchises – India business of Standard Chartered Private Equity, Alcazar Capital and Multiples and worked with established funds like Actis and ICICI Venture.
He was a Partner at Multiples Alternate Asset Management, an India focused private equity platform with US$ 1 billion under management. At JP Morgan, he led the India business for the US$750M Private Capital Asia group. He was founding Partner at Alcazar, an emerging markets private equity business in Dubai, where he conceptualized and launched a US$ 200M India focused fund on infrastructure services and logistics. Before Alcazar, Dinesh was with Standard Chartered Private Equity where he was part of the founding team of the India office and helped establish the private equity franchise in India.
He has made investments across sectors (ranging from US$ 10 – 50 mm) including technology, telecommunication, agriculture, consumer and infrastructure services and sourced/evaluated over a thousand investment proposals across sectors and brings a strong network of relationships in the Indian private equity ecosystem, across investment funds, promoters, consultants and investment bankers.
Dinesh has a Bachelors degree in Physics and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.