Kotak Invesment Advisors Limited

Kotak Mahindra Group had been associated with private equity investments since 1997. In 2005, to bring about a sharper focus to this business, Kotak Investment Advisors Limited was set up as the Group’s Alternate Assets practice with its first structured third party private equity and real estate funds.

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Advisors Ltd.

Established in

USD 4.7 Billion

total capital commitments

Presence across

7 business verticals

Pioneers in select sectors and investment structures


Our Businesses

Funds Raised in Alternate Assets (USD million)

Our Alternate Assets business has successfully raised / advised / managed over USD 4.7 billion from a diverse set of domestic and international investors across multiple assets classes such as Real Estate, Private Equity, Special Situations, Listed Strategies, Infrastructure and Investment Advisory.

262 KIREF 1 101 IGF 161
918 KIVF 31 KIV(O)F 10 KIGF II 223 KAOIF 391
1,183 KIRF 265
1,257 KIPEF 74
1,369 KIREF IV & V-113
1,658 Managed Account-200 CIF 89
1,814 Managed Account-156
2,720 KIPEF III 53 Managed Account-462 KIREF VIII 268 IWF-122
2,852 KIREF IX-79 KIAHF-52
4,066 IOAF-222 KSSF-993
4,256 Moderate–77 Aggressive-97 IWF II-16
4,700 KPRECS – 378 IWF II–16 Aggressive – 21 Moderate - 14

S. Sriniwasan (Srini) has been with the Kotak Group since 1993 and currently heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Srini established one of India’s first Real Estate funds in 2005 and steered the growth of the business since its launch to USD 2.2 billion (funds raised till date). Srini also oversees Kotak Private Equity, Kotak Infrastructure Funds, Kotak Special Situations Fund, Kotak Listed Strategies, Investment Advisory and Kotak Cherry. Overall, KIAL has raised about USD 4.7 billion in funds across these asset classes.

As one of the earliest fund managers to raise and invest capital in India, Srini has introduced significant financing, financial structuring and negotiating skills in the alternate assets industry.

Prior to setting up the alternative asset management business for the Group, he was a part of Kotak’s investment banking joint venture with Goldman Sachs since inception in 1995. As co-head of Kotak Investment Banking till 2005, Srini advised leading domestic and international companies on capital raising, M&A and strategic divestitures.

Srini is a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) committee for policy initiatives on Foreign Direct Investment and REITs and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) subcommittee on Capital Markets. He also serves as Chairman for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), South Asia Valuation Professional Group Board. He is also Co-chairman of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Limited (APREA) India Chapter and a member of the Governing Council of Global Real Estate Institute (GRI) – India Chapter. He is a Member of the Executive Committee at the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and a Member of the Private Credit Council at EMPEA.

S. Sriniwasan
Managing Director
Kotak Investment Advisors Limited