We are taking fundamentally good firms to the market: Kotak Investment’s S Ramesh

07 September, 2016

Kotak Investment Banking has a strong franchise in the primary market side of the business. As the window for initial public offerings (IPOs) opened up in 2014, with the new government at the centre, Kotak was behind half of all the firms that filed their documents to go public that year. After handling IPOs of some marquee names like IndiGo Airlines and Café Coffee Day parent in 2015, it has been equally busy this year having helped five companies enter the public market. Although it trails other peers in transaction advisory, Kotak has had some wins such as advising Tata Chemicals on the sale of urea business to Yara International for $400 million last month. In this interaction with VCCircle, S Ramesh, who took over as managing director & CEO, Kotak Investment Banking in April 2015, talks about trends in the primary markets, broad M&A themes and the rise of private equity inflow into India. Edited excerpts:


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We are taking fundamentally good firms to the market: Kotak Investment’s S Ramesh

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