Investment Opportunities in India


The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) is pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar, which will focus on the fantastic investment opportunities in India.

UK companies for a long time have invested in India and the UK is still the largest investor in India from the G7 over 10 years. As the Indian government progresses towards the USD 5 trillion economy, the need for capital to help it achieve this will be critical. The Indian government has taken a number of progressive policy measures to make it easier for both institutional, sovereign wealth and other investors to deploy capital to India.

Through our webinar we will gain the opinions of those currently deploying capital in the region and getting their outlook on the Indian economy moving forward.

We are delighted to be joined in this interactive webinar by Nandita Sahgal-Tully, Managing Director – Infrastructure Asset Management, ThomasLloyd Group; Avinash Vazirani, Fund Management Director, Jupiter Asset Management; and Pramod Kumar, Managing Director and Head of Banking in India, Barclays, who will:

  • Explore current investment trends
  • Share opportunities in detail
  • Advise on key areas to consider when investing in India

To secure your place on this webinar, please register using the link below!

Our Experts

Nandita Sahgal-Tully – Managing Director – Infrastructure Asset Management, ThomasLloyd Group

Nandita is responsible for ThomasLloyd Group’s investments in the Indian subcontinent. She was part of the leadership team who led the Group’s first investment into renewable energy in India in 2018 – investing into SolarArise India Projects, a Delhi-based developer and operator of grid-connected solar power projects in India.

Nandita has 24 years’ emerging markets experience working in equity capital markets and M&A at Insinger de Beaufort and Seymour Pierce. Prior to joining ThomasLloyd, Nandita was Chief Executive Officer at IL&FS Global Financial Services (UK) Ltd., the UK subsidiary of the investment banking arm of IL&FS, one of India’s leading Financial Institutions focused on infrastructure development.

Nandita has been on the Board of the UKIBC for 8 years and is Chair of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. She holds a Bachelors in Economics and Business from The University of Edinburgh, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Nandita is based in London but travels regularly to India on business and pleasure. Her UK/India connection extends to her husband Sam Tully who is a Director of UK Business Development at Quantum Advisors and son of Sir Mark Tully, veteran India Bureau Chief for the BBC.

Avinash Vazirani – Fund Management Director, Jupiter Asset Management

Avinash is a fund manager at Jupiter Asset Management. He manages India dedicated funds which he and has done since 1995. He joined Jupiter in 2007.

Avinash worked for BNP Paribas Asset Management. He later founded Peninsular Capital Partners, an investment management firm focused on managing equity assets in the Indian sub-continent.

Prior to this, he was the CEO of GEM Dolphin Investment Managers, a joint venture fund management company. He launched and managed the South Asia Access Fund and South Asia Value Fund, one of the first India dedicated offshore funds, in 1995.

Avinash is a chartered accountant and was a Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse when he left in 1992 to lead the management buy-in of John Lusty Group plc, a publicly quoted food manufacturer and distributor. He served as its Chief Operating Officer until the sale of the company in 1994.

Avinash is a trustee of Pratham (UK), a charity focused on children’s education in India.

Pramod Kumar, Managing Director and Head of Banking in India, Barclays

Pramod Kumar is the Managing Director and Head of Banking for Barclays in India, and is based in Mumbai.

Pramod has over 25 years of investment banking experience spanning across M&A, ECM and Leveraged Finance. During his long career in  banking, Pramod has had the responsibility to cover several sectors, including Industrials, FIG, Infrastructure, Consumer/Retail/Real Estate/Mining, etc. Prior to joining Barclays, Pramod spent over 9 years with Citigroup and was the Managing Director responsible for Industrials and FIG sectors, based in Mumbai.

Having worked on several complex transactions across a variety of sectors, Pramod has an impressive experience and knowledge across M&A and equity capital markets. Some of his notable transactions include Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart, Sale of Logistics business in India to DP World (Dubai), Yokohama’s acquisition of Alliance Tires, Sale of Welspun Renewable to Tata Power, ADIA’s investment into a toll road platform in India, Albertis’ acquisition of toll road assets in India, Sale of Tasty Bites to Kagome, Japan, Cipla’s acquisition of Invagen in the US, KKR’s acquisition of Alliance Tires, Advent’s acquisition of Crompton Greaves Consumer business, Carlyle’s sale of Tirumala Milk to Lactalis of France, Tata Motors’ acquisition & financing of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), MSAD’s acquisition of NY Life stake in Max New York Life, Metlife’s induction of PNB into Metlife JV in India, JV Advisory for UB Group with Heineken, Sale of L&T’s RMC business to Lafarge, and several equity and convertible bond raisings for clients including Tata Motors, State Bank of India, L&T, HDFC, Axis Bank, GMR, United Spirits, Ranbaxy, DLF, etc. Besides, he also structured and executed several innovative instruments like NCD + warrants issue for HDFC, NCD + warrants + Equity issue for Bharat Forge and FCCB +GDR issue and Exchange offer of FCCBs for Tata Motors.

Pramod is a graduate in Commerce (Hons) from SRCC, and an MBA in Finance, both from Delhi University.

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