Paresh Thakker

  • Paresh Thakker

    Managing Partner, ValueQuest Capital

    Paresh is the Founder and Managing Partner of ValueQuest Capital LLP. ValueQuest Capital is a boutique investment management firm specializing in identifying listed businesses with strong competitive advantage (“Moats”) run by able and honest managers.

    Paresh has over 21 years of experience in investment management and has been involved in many transactions both in private equity and public equities including majority interest transactions and minority interest transactions.

    Prior to ValueQuest, Paresh was the Head of Religare Global Asset Management (a multi boutique asset management firm with AUM of USD 19.6 billion). During his tenure he led the majority interest transactions with both Landmark Partners (Pioneers and leaders in the private equity and real estate secondary space, with the AUM of USD 12.5 billion), and Northgate Capital (leading private equity and venture capital firm with global presence). He was also the founder Managing Director of Evolvence Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. and was also an Investment Principal with Infinity Ventures.

    Over the course of his career he has been on investment committees and boards of various portfolio companies. Earlier, he was on the investment committee of IL&FS Private Equity – Leverage India Fund, Ascent India Fund, JM Financial India Fund, and the advisory board of IL&FS Private Equity – Leverage India Fund, NYLIM Jacob Ballas II & III, and Baring India Fund II. He has also served on the operating committee of Landmark Partners and Northgate Capital.

    He is a qualified CFA (AIMR, USA), Chartered Accountant (India), Cost Accountant (India), Company Secretary (India) and Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University.