Gaja Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Gaja Capital has acquired 2 companies.

Gaja Capital’s most common sectors for investment areeducation (24%) and financial services (24%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Gaja Capital has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Carnation Auto India Pvt. for $17M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Gaja Capital

1402, Tower 2B One Indiabulls Centre, lower Parel,
Mumbai, 400 013
India
+91-22-2421-2280
www.gajacapital.com
info@gajacapital.com

Gaja Capital Partners is an independent private equity firm focused on mid-market investment opportunities in India. Gaja looks to act as a minority investor in buy-outs, turnarounds and pre-IPO situations, with a general strategy of using investment capital to fund growth. The firms invests in the range up to $1 billion per transaction. Gaja is a generalist firm that will consider investments across many sectors inclding education, financial Services, IT, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. Gaja Capital Partners was formed in 2004 and is located in Mumbai.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Beverages, Communications, Consumer Services, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Information Technology, Life Science, Metals/Mining, Retail, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 18 1 - 2 - - 21
vol $17M $17M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Signzy Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 2022-09-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York City, New York · www.signzy.com
LeadSquared 2022-01-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bangalore , India · www.leadsquared.com
BusyBees Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 2020-11-22 - Venture
Pune, India · www.xpressbees.com
EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd. 2019-09-05 - Secondary Sale
Mumbai, India · www.eurokidsindia.com
Chumbak Design Pvt. Ltd. 2019-05-05 - Venture
Bangalore, India · www.chumbak.com
SportzVillage 2018-10-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bengaluru, India · www.sportzvillage.com
Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. 2018-07-27 - Growth Capital
Bangalore, India · www.ei.study
Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. 2017-12-14 - Growth Capital
Gurgaon, India · www.massiverestaurants.com
John Distilleries Pvt. Ltd. 2017-10-21 - Trade Sale
Bangalore, India · www.jdl.in
Kinara Capital Visage Holdings and Finance Pvt. Ltd. 2017-10-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bengaluru, India · www.kinaracapital.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 2 (17%) - 5 (24%) -
Financial Services 3 (25%) - 5 (24%) -
E-Commerce 2 (17%) - 2 (10%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) 17M (100%) 1 (5%) 17M (100%)
Beverages - - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Engineering - - 1 (5%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (5%) -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Staffing - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 $17M 21 $17M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 11 (92%) 17M (100%) 20 (95%) 17M (100%)
United States 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  New York 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 11 (92%) 17M (100%) 20 (95%) 17M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 $17M 21 $17M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (42%) - 8 (38%) -
Venture 3 (25%) 17M (100%) 4 (19%) 17M (100%)
Growth Capital 4 (33%) - 4 (19%) -
Stake Purchase - - 4 (19%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 12 $17M 21 $17M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 4 (67%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale 1 (17%) -
Total 6 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $17M
TOTAL $17M
Largest Carnation Auto India Pvt. Ltd.
$17M (2011-12-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)

FAQ

When was Gaja Capital founded?

Gaja Capital was founded in 2004.

What type of investor is Gaja Capital?

Gaja Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Gaja Capital headquartered?

Gaja Capital is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

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