SeaLink Capital Partners (“SCP”), an India-focused middle market private equity firm, announced the successful close of its first investment program with over $315 million in funding sources. SCP’s fundraising efforts exceeded its target of $250 million with the support of a highly aligned global investor base.
SCP has a differentiated investment and value creation strategy focused on mid-sized companies with strong growth potential, competitive positioning and exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams. It will make value-oriented, long-term investments in growth segments within the healthcare, information technology, financial services, business services, consumer products and niche manufacturing sectors. The target investment size is $15 million to $50 million, with the flexibility to scale up capital commitments selectively.
“We are energized by the support from our investors, who have shown confidence in our team and investment approach,” said Heramb Hajarnavis, Managing Partner of SCP. “We strongly believe in the potential of mid-sized businesses in India, which constitute the growth engines of the economy. These businesses are in need of ‘smart money’ and investors who will serve as advisors and thought partners. Our focus is on combining our active ownership with a strong partnership-based approach to maximize their growth and performance through global best practices.”
Prior to founding SCP, Mr. Hajarnavis, a PE-industry veteran, held leadership positions in the investing teams of Goldman Sachs and KKR. The core team at SCP collectively has several decades of investing and operating experience.
Mr. Hajarnavis added, “Our team is evaluating a robust pipeline of attractive investment opportunities that meet our mandate. We believe our extensive investment experience and operational orientation will make SCP a preferred partner for outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams. We will work closely with them to accelerate growth, enhance performance and achieve their long-term objectives while maximizing value creation for our investors.”
About SeaLink Capital Partners
Founded in 2015 by Heramb Hajarnavis and Karthik Narayanaswamy, SCP is an investment firm focused on partnering with companies that have demonstrated strong growth potential and competitive differentiation and are led by outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams. Through a well-defined and demonstrated operational value-add approach, enhanced strategic focus and emphasis on corporate governance, SCP drives long-term value creation for portfolio companies and investors alike. In 2016, SCP made an investment in NephroPlus, India’s largest operator of dialysis centers.
For more information please visit: www.sealinkcap.com