Partnering with passionate entrepreneurs to build lasting businesses

Our approach

We invest in ambitious businesses whose vision we can share and grow. Our strength is identifying the potential in these companies and helping them fulfil it. We seek out the passionate entrepreneurs that will shape the economy of India and using our broad experience and expertise we help them build lasting, successful businesses.

Our investments are assessed, and our input measured, in three areas; scale, transformation and partnership.


We look at a business within its wider context. What is happening in that sector? Can this company be a leader? What would that take to achieve? Our team has multi-sector experience and expertise and backed with specific research each member is empowered to act decisively.


The right kind of growth – real and lasting – can only happen with the right kind of input and support. Success comes from identifying and dealing with the pain points that all businesses encounter. That is why we are committed to our relationships. Your problems are our problems and we offer strategic input to overcome them. This can be new business development, senior level hiring, business planning, better governance, or raising funds and restructuring. We look at these challenges as opportunities to make the difference.


We share the entrepreneurial spirit. We want to see new businesses thrive and grow. We invest our own capital alongside our investors. It puts us where we want to be – understanding the needs and expectations of ambitious entrepreneurs and delivering the best returns for our investors. Our partners see that our approach reflects the joy we feel in delivering results.


Gaja Capital is one of the first private equity managers in India to adhere to high levels of ESG compliance, a feature well aligned with the substantial impact created as a positive byproduct of the Firm’s strategy. In 2022,Gaja Capital became a signatory to Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment and commits to the following PRI principles for our private equity investments:

1. We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.

2. We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.

3. We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.

4. We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.

5. We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.

6. We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

Principles for Responsible Investment

Our portfolio




financial services customers




student customers

“They are out much more than us and were important in bringing an outside in perspective to capital markets, acquisitions and public policy. They were important partners in building the company and putting together an IPO that worked for everybody.”

Manish Sabharwal

Chairman and Co-founder, TeamLease

“With their clear thought process and continuous desire to push the extra mile, Gaja Capital has helped grow this business at pace. Considering the control barriers in the space in which we operate, Gaja Capital added value in Corporate Governance and has become an integral part of our business.”

Paul P. John

Chairman & Managing Director, John Distilleries

Recent investments


One of India’s leading e-commerce delivery services providers

RBL Bank

India’s fastest growing new-age private sector bank

Educational Initiatives

India’s largest technology enabled assessments and adaptive learning company


India’s fastest growing innovative premium F&B


Design led lifestyle brand for urban Indian women


India’s leading financial services brand for the new economy


One of the fastest growing NBFCs lending to MSMEs for growth


Western India focussed SF Bank


India’s leading youth sports platform

Bakers Circle

Leading frozen dough & confectionery supplier to Indian food services industry


India's second largest Pre-K chain


India’s largest independent after-market car services player

John Distilleries

One of the best single malts in the world

Haldia Coke & Chemicals

Fuelling India's steel industry


India's largest staffing company