Gaja Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Gaja Capital’s most common sectors for investment areeducation (37%) and financial services (19%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%). 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 (80%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • 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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $17M $17M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 1 - - - - 5
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd. 2019-09-05 - Secondary Buyout
Mumbai, India · www.eurokidsindia.com
CL Educate Ltd. 2017-03-20 - IPO
New Delhi, India · www.cleducate.com
RBL Bank Ltd. 2016-08-19 - IPO
Mumbai, India · www.rblbank.com
TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd. 2016-02-02 - IPO
Bengaluru, India · www.teamlease.com
EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd. 2013-03-01 - Divestiture
Mumbai, India · www.eurokidsindia.com
Carnation Auto India Pvt. Ltd. 2011-12-01 17M USD Venture
Noida, India · www.carnationcorp.com
TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd. 2011-04-09 - Stake Purchase
Bengaluru, India · www.teamlease.com
RBL Bank Ltd. 2011-02-11 - Venture
Mumbai, India · www.rblbank.com
John Distilleries Pvt. Ltd. 2011-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bangalore, India · www.jdl.in
Haldia Coke & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. 2010-07-26 - Stake Purchase
Haldia, India · www.ennorecoke.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 1 (20%) - 4 (36%) -
Financial Services 1 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
Automotive 1 (20%) 17M (100%) 1 (9%) 17M (100%)
Beverages 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Engineering - - 1 (9%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (20%) - 1 (9%) -
Staffing - - 1 (9%) -
Total 5 $17M 11 $17M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
India 5 (100%) 17M (100%) 11 (100%) 17M (100%)
Total 5 $17M 11 $17M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 4 (36%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (40%) - 4 (36%) -
Venture 1 (20%) 17M (100%) 2 (18%) 17M (100%)
Divestiture - - 1 (9%) -
Total 5 $17M 11 $17M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 4 (80%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 -

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)
9%
1 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)

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