Founding Managing Partner


Tata Capital Growth Fund

Akhil Awasthi is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed USD1 billion across four private equity funds, invested in 24 transactions with eight exits across a span of two decades. He joined Tata Capital in 2009 after working with Baring Private Equity and Kothari Pioneer’s Mutual Fund business.

Akhil is the Founding Managing Partner of Tata Capital Growth Fund (TCGF),(an India focused private equity fund providing growth capital),he conceptualized TCGF’s Investment Strategy and raised US$ 240 million from International as well as Indian LPs under adverse market conditions in 2011. Under Akhil’s leadership, TCGF embarked on a disciplined execution of its Investment Strategy which emphasizes macro, team and measured risk taking and invested in 9 businesses across financial services, technology, consumer, pharma and manufacturing sectors.

He also provides guidance on execution of growth strategy and disciplined risk management through his position on the Board and Committees of some of the leading businesses in India viz. Star Health & Allied Insurance, Janalakshmi Financial Services, Igarashi Motors Limited and Sal Life Sciences.

Akhil is a member of Senior Leadership Group of Tata Capital Limited. He is a regular frequent speaker at leading industry conferences in India and abroad. He is member of GPCA’s Asia Council.

Akhil is a mechanical engineer with an MBA from the University of Delhi. He has completed his AMP from Harvard Business School.

Akhil lives and works out of Mumbai, India and is married to Anupama who is a practising Chartered Accountant.