PEOPLE

private equity fund
ABRAR MIR
ABRAR MIR
Managing Partner
ABRAR MIR
Managing Partner

 

  • Over 20 years of private equity, investment banking, and healthcare sector experience
  • Previously, Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking of Religare Capital Markets
  • Prior, Managing Director with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global investment banking group
  • Led numerous private equity transactions across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East

Education:

  • Qualified international finance lawyer
  • M.Phil in International Law from University of Cambridge

Dr. Amit Varma
Dr. Amit Varma
Managing Partner
Dr. Amit Varma
Managing Partner

 

  • Over 20 years of investment, operational, and clinical experience in the healthcare sector
  • Renowned physician with healthcare management leadership
  • Led the international expansion initiatives of Fortis and affiliated companies
  • Spearheaded US$100 million India Build Out healthcare & education private equity fund

Education:

  • MBBS, MD from University of Delhi, India
  • Super-specialty medical training from University of New York and University of Pittsburgh

William Costello
William Costello
Operating Partner
William Costello
Operating Partner

 

  • Previously a partner with IP Medical Capital
  • Over 15 years of healthcare investment banking experience with UBS, where he played an instrumental role in expanding the firm’s emerging market platform
  • Led advisory teams on broad range of healthcare transactions including acquisitions, divestments, buyouts, spinoffs, IPOs and capital raisings
  • International legal expertise with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LP

Education:

  • J.D. from Stanford University Law School

Hank Klakurka
Hank Klakurka
Operating Partner
Hank Klakurka
Operating Partner

 

  • Former CEO of Merck Generics Group
  • Over 30 years of healthcare experience with global multinationals such as Genpharm, Merck and Mylan
  • Joined Merck KgaA (previously Genpharm) in 2001 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2003, where he was responsible for Merck’s global business as well as the development of Merck’s generic businesses in North, Central and South America

Education:

  • B.S. from University of Toronto’s Erindale College

Charles-Antoine Janssen
Charles-Antoine Janssen
Operating Partner
Charles-Antoine Janssen
Operating Partner

 

  • Board of Director of UCB, a global biopharma manufacturer. Worked in several senior management positions with UCB in Brussels, Austria, India and emerging markets, inter alia as Head of Global Business Development
  • Over 15 years of operating and investing experience with strong global networks
  • Previously co-founded Toolbox and Toolbox India, a non-profit organisation that provides management services to NGOs and has volunteered with several NGOs such as MSF and UNHCR

Education:

  • AMP from Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor in Laws from Brussels University (ULB

Dr. Wilder Fulford
Dr. Wilder Fulford
Operating Partner
Dr. Wilder Fulford
Operating Partner

 

  • Over 25 years of M&A, advisory and strategic experience across Europe and the US
  • Completed over 100 financing and M&A transactions with an aggregated value of over US$100 billion
  • Previously, Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking of Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

Education:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology from The Rockefeller University
  • BSc in Biochemistry and English from University of Toronto

Sunil Thakur
Sunil Thakur
Managing Director
Sunil Thakur
Managing Director

 

  • Over 15 years of investment banking experience across South and Southeast Asia
  • Executed over 30 transactions totalling over US$7 billion across M&A, Capital Markets and Project Finance across South and Southeast Asia
  • Previously worked as Director in Religare Capital Markets’ Southeast Asia Investment Banking team, executing M&A and ECM transactions

Education:

  • Masters in International Business from Delhi School of Economics

Ewan Davis
Ewan Davis
Director
Ewan Davis
Director

 

  • Over 10 years of investment banking experience across London, Hong Kong and Singapore with UBS
  • Transaction and origination expertise having executed over US$ 15 billion

Education:

  • Masters in Engineering Science and Post Graduate Study from the University of Oxford

Rahul Agarwal
Rahul Agarwal
Director
Rahul Agarwal
Director

 

  • Over 9 years of private equity and corporate finance advisory experience
  • Previously served as a Vice President with Religare Global Asset Management, as an Associate with the US$250 million Evolvence India Fund, with prior experience at E&Y transaction advisory

Education:

  • MBA in Finance and Strategy from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent)

MAY LO
MAY LO
Vice President
MAY LO
Vice President

 

  • Over 6 years of alternative investment, investment banking and corporate law experience in Asia and London
  • Prior experience at QWin Capital, UBS Investment Bank, Skadden Arps and Allen & Overy

Education:

  • MBA in Finance and Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School and Bachelor of Laws from University of Hong Kong (LLB)

MERVIN TEO
MERVIN TEO
Vice President
MERVIN TEO
Vice President

 

  • Over 7 years of private equity and consulting experience across Asia
  • Previously part of the BD team at Mizuho’s alternative investment research platform, Eurekahedge, and prior, a management consultant for 3 years
  • Supports the team in all aspects of deal sourcing, due diligence, deal execution as well as post-investment monitoring and implementation of strategies

Education:

  • Master of Science (Applied Finance), Singapore Management University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

Abhishek Yadav
Abhishek Yadav
Vice President
Abhishek Yadav
Vice President

 

  • Over 6 years of private equity, strategy consulting and M&A experience across healthcare delivery and pharmaceutical domain
  • Previously served as a Program Manager with HealthBridge Advisors, a healthcare focussed boutique strategy consulting firm, and as part of M&A and Strategy team with Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd., an integrated pharmaceutical and life-sciences company

Education:

  • MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  • Bachelors in Technology in Biotechnology from Amity University

Jie Ren Chang
Jie Ren Chang
Associate
Jie Ren Chang
Associate

 

  • More than 5 years of experience in consulting and private equity in Asian healthcare
  • Formerly with the Healthcare Industry Value Creation team at Partners Group and a Consultant at IMS Health

Education:

  • BEng in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore

Ramanjot Kohli
Ramanjot Kohli
Analyst
Ramanjot Kohli
Analyst

 

  • Over 2 years of investment banking experience across Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity advisory
  • Previously worked with o3 Capital, Avendus Capital and Verity Knowledge Solutions (UBS Associate)

Education:

  • MBA in Finance and Marketing from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Bachelors in Business Studies from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi University
  • CFA Level 2 Certified

Yan Xia
Yan Xia
Analyst
Yan Xia
Analyst

 

  • Over 4 years of mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance advisory experience
  • Previously with TC Capital and Ivory Capital Asia and completed transactions with an aggregate value of US$4 billion

Education:

  • BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with a Minor in Business from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • CFA charterholder

Janice Yip
Janice Yip
Finance Controller
Janice Yip
Finance Controller

 

  • Over 3 years of Audit & Compliance experience, covering Financial Institutions and CMS License Holders
  • Formerly with KPMG Audit Services

Education:

  • Currently pursuing Certified Public Accountant of Singapore Certification
  • Bachelors in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University

Devendra Sharma
Devendra Sharma
Finance Controller
Devendra Sharma
Finance Controller

 

  • Over 8 years of statutory and finance experience across private equity and auditing firms
  • Previously served with Religare Global Asset Management as part of the Central Corporate team and E&Y

Education:

  • Chartered Account (CPA Equivalent)

Nivedita Pant
Nivedita Pant
Office Manager
Nivedita Pant
Office Manager

 

  • Over 12 years of experience of administration and human resource roles across hospital groups and asset management groups
  • Previously worked as an Executive Assistant to the Director of Fortis Healthcare and Religare Enterprises Limited

Education:

  • MBA in International Business

Samantha Tham
Samantha Tham
Office Manager
Samantha Tham
Office Manager

 

  • Over 10 years of human resources, administrative and operations experience with DBS Bank Ltd Singapore and American Express International, Inc.
  • CFA charterholder

Education:

  • Certification in Human Resources Management