Chandrasekar Kandasamy is the Managing Partner in the Bangalore office where he focuses on the Fund’s activities in India/South Asia and the MENA region.Mr. Kandasamy brings over 21 years of U.S and India based private equity/venture capital experience to the ePlanet team with over 15 years of investment experience in the technology and healthcare sectors.
Mr. Kandasamy has a distinguished investment track record, as more than 30 of the transactions he has led, have been successfully exited through secondary acquisitions or initial public offerings. Since he joined ePlanet in January 2006, he has been responsible for ePlanet's investments in India including Manthan Systems, Trivitron Healthcare, Sree Ramcides Chemicals, Continental Warehousing Corporation, Delex Cargo and Medfort Hospitals where he sits on the Boards of these Companies.
Previously, he worked for five years with The Carlyle Group as a Director and Vice President. In this capacity, Mr. Kandasamy was instrumental in setting up Carlyle’s India operations and responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing transactions in the technology, healthcare, education, auto ancillaries, logistics, consumer and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Kandasamy co-led investments and held board seats in a range of successful India-based growth and venture capital investments including Educomp Solutions, Financial Software and Systems, Quest , Newgen, and Learningmate.
Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Kandasamy worked for Intel Capital, where he was the Manager of Strategic Investments in India and assisted in the deployment of approximately $60 million in less than two years. Mr. Kandasamy began his career at ICICI Ventures where he worked for ten years. As an Assistant Vice President at ICICI Ventures, Mr. Kandasamy managed a team of four investment professionals and monitored 80 portfolio investments.
Mr. Kandasamy was a World Bank sponsored intern at Poly Ventures in New York, holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India, and an M.B.A from the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, India.