Anant has over 13 years of investment experience, encompassing the full lifecycle of private equity in India across a variety of industries such as Consumer & Retail, Consumer Tech and other new age businesses, Manufacturing, Packaging, Logistics, Media and Education. Anant has led / advised on Kedaara’s investments in Vishal Mega Mart, Lenskart, Purplle, Manyavar, Manjushree, Mahindra Logistics and Parksons. Anant currently serves as Director on the Board of Lenskart, Vishal Megamart Retail (Airplaza) and Purplle, and advised on Kedaara’s exits in Manyavar, Mahindra logistics and Manjushree. Anant actively works with his portfolio investments and helps companies with M&A and driving synergies, enhancing leadership capabilities and company capabilities and systems.
Prior to joining Kedaara Capital, Anant worked at the Tata Opportunities Fund, an India-focused private equity fund with $600 million under management, where he co-led the investment in Tata Sky. Post MBA, Anant worked with the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York where he led M&A for companies in consumer and retail sector. Post IIT, Anant joined the Business Leadership Program at ITC and eventually promoted as Category Manager to be part of the core team tasked with creating and executing an entry strategy for ITC in personal care business.
Anant holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where he was inducted into the Beta Sigma Gamma Society and awarded Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. Anant also received a Dual Degree (Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay where he was also the General Secretary of IIT Bombay and was awarded Leadership Citation for his contributions to the IIT.