Avendus’s Healthcare practice leverages deep domain knowledge of pharma industry, healthcare providers and services, significant transaction and operating experience to provide strategic and corporate finance advice to a wide range of clients including growing businesses, large corporate houses and private equity funds. The group’s philosophy on every transaction revolves around senior team attention, hands-on approach and independent advice delivering best-in-class solutions to clients.

Sub-Sectors in Focus

Our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory and private equity (PE) syndication services are recognized as amongst the best in these chosen sub-sectors.

  • Pharmaceuticals - generics/specialty generics, specialty pharmaceuticals, API / CDMO / CRO
  • Healthcare delivery - hospitals, diagnostics, single specialty
  • Medical technology - lifesciences, medical devices, consumables

Led By

Chintan Kothari

Executive Director and Head, Healthcare, Avendus Capital

Chintan Kothari leads the Healthcare vertical for Avendus's investment banking business and is based in Mumbai.

He has an overall 15 years of experience in investment banking where he led healthcare and consumer vertical for Citigroup and prior to that for Rothschild India. Chintan has extensive transaction experience aggregating over USD 10 billion across pharmaceuticals (generics, injectables, branded generics, API and animal health) and healthcare sub-sectors (hospitals, diagnostics and single specialty). This covers a broad spectrum of transactions including both private and public markets. He has advised several large corporates including Pfizer, Sun Pharma, Lupin, Hindustan Unilever, United Spirits, Apollo Hospitals, Fortis, Dr. Lal Pathlabs, Metropolis as well as multiple mid-market family-owned businesses and several global private equity (PE) funds.

Chintan holds an MBA degree from Case Western Reserve University, USA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Mumbai. He is a CFA charter holder.


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