Nishant SharmaCo-Founder & Managing Director at Kedaara Capital Advisors
Nishant Sharma is a Co-Founder & Partner of Kedaara Capital, a private equity investment fund focused on India. The firm’s investors include endowments, private and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and global family offices. Kedaara Capital partners with entrepreneurs and management teams to build enduring value in growth-oriented businesses and support them to achieve higher levels of performance. Kedaara also actively engages with family owned businesses to identify and create carve out plays, which with a focused approach can create a win-win for promoters and Kedaara. It offers solution-oriented capital combining deep strategic & operational expertise in focused sectors, consultative approach and global connectivity to deliver superior returns. The firm has a strategic partnership with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, an operationally oriented global private equity firm. Nishant has over 12 years of investment experience, encompassing the full lifecycle of private equity in India across a variety of industries and across private and public markets. He has driven investments, managed the portfolio and successfully divested investments over this period.
Before co-founding Kedaara, Nishant served as a Principal and one of the core members of the India investment team at General Atlantic (“GA”), a leading growth oriented private equity firm with over $17bn under management. He co-led GA’s investments across financial services, healthcare, business services & technology including investments in IndusInd Bank, Jubilant Lifesciences, IBS Software among others.
Prior to GA, Nishant worked in the India office of McKinsey, and focused on the information technology services, financial services, healthcare and government sectors. In addition, he worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in setting up the largest HIV/AIDS prevention program in India.
Nishant served on the Board of Au Financiers (now AuSFB) and currently serves on the Board of Aavas Financiers (formerly Au Housing) and Vijaya Diagnostics.
Nishant received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.Tech. and M.Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.