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Girish Nadkarni


Girish Nadkarni joined IDFC Alternatives in 2011. He has over two decades of experience across Private Equity, M&As, managing large companies, business strategy and setting up of businesses, corporate finance, treasury and risk management.

Girish primarily focuses on originating and evaluating investment opportunities, over-seeing the portfolio and creating exit opportunities. He has strong consumer, food agri-business, financial services and telecom sector expertise. He has pled successful investments in Parag Milk Foods, Staragri Warehousing and Collateral Management NCDEX and InCred. He also actively manages investments in DARCL, Green Infra and GVR. He has negotiated partial strategic exit in Green Infra with Sembcorp full exit in Manipal Integrated Services, partial exit in Staragri. He accomplished exit in Parag Milk by taking it public. He is actively engaged in new fund raise activities.

Prior to joining IDFC Alternatives, Girish worked for Rallis India Limited (a Tata Group Agri company) as Executive Vice President & CFO. He led the acquisition of Metahelix, a seed company in India. He was earlier with Tata Chemicals as Vice President - Finance and played a key role in the acquisitions of General Chemicals, USA and controlling stake in Rallis. Prior to that Girish worked with Tata Industries, holding company of Tata Group, as Vice President- New Projects, where he was engaged in setting up and management of new businesses for the Tata Group. He played a key role in more than a dozen large M&A and buyout transactions such as VSNL, Hughes Telecom, Escotel Mobile and divestments such as Idea, Tata Honeywell, Tata Telecom (Avaya) and Information Tech Park. Girish was on the boards of many companies invested by Tata Group and was a member of Excom of Tata Chemicals and Rallis. Girish started his career as part of the strategic finance team of Tata Power.

Girish holds a Bachelor of Commerce & Economics degree from Mumbai University, is an all India rank holder Chartered Accountant and a Cost & Management Accountant. He is a Fulbright Scholar, USA and completed leadership development programs at Wharton Business School (UPENN) and Tepper's Business School (Carnegie Mellon University).



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