Kotak Investment 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 4.9 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 4.9 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 65 Managed Account-250 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
4,967 KPRECS – 378 Pre-IPO - 186 IWF II 34 Aggressive – 73 Moderate - 40

S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (“KIAL”). He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.

Srini has played a crucial role in setting up and building the different asset classes in KIAL including Real Estate, Infrastructure, Special Situations & Credit, Private Equity, Listed Strategies and Investment Advisory. Overall, KIAL has raised / advised ~USD 4.9 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. Srini joined the Kotak Mahindra Group in 1993.

Prior to KIAL, he was a part of Kotak’s investment banking joint venture with Goldman Sachs from inception in 1995, and was co-head of Kotak Investment Banking until 2005. At Kotak Investment Banking, Srini advised leading domestic and international companies on capital raising, M&A and strategic divestitures.

Srini is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) subcommittee on Capital Markets. He is also a Board member 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 Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (“EMPEA”).

Srini holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Delhi University and an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.

S. Sriniwasan
Managing Director
Kotak Investment Advisors Limited