Bharat is a Partner working in the Aureos India team, having joined the Mumbai office in May 2010. His role covers sourcing potential transactions suitable for the investment size and requirements of the Aureos South Asia Fund (for investments in India). The role involves carrying out detailed due diligence processes on companies and their managements, completing the investments, monitoring the companies and then the responsibility for creating and executing the exit strategy.
Prior to Aureos, he spent 10 years in the private equity sector investing growth capital in medium sized enterprises across sectors in India. He began his private equity career in 2000 with Indian Direct Equity Advisors and in 2002 moved on to BTS Private Equity, where he spent 8 years and became Partner. Before this, Bharat worked with a large consulting firm in India for five years.
He has a graduate qualification in Science and is a postgraduate qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.