Infrastructure & Real Assets

Investment Banking

The development of infrastructure in India is as crucial to the growth of Indian economy as real estate is crucial to enhancing the social capital of an under-housed India. The government, as well as the private sector, are aware of its significance to the nation’s progress and of the pitfalls these two sectors with large capital requirements, long gestation periods and risky return of investments.

Infrastructure and Real Assets vertical focuses on businesses that hold the potential to demonstrate multi-fold growth and create a sustainable impact on India's infrastructure. The team has strong capabilities and experience in raising equity, debt and hybrid capital for high-growth companies, both at the company and at the project level.

We build long-term relationships with our clients by offering our services across the spectrum of mergers & acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) syndication and structured finance related products as may be required at different stages of the business lifecycle. 

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.

  • Energy (power) – conventional and renewable
  • Transportation - roads, railways, ports, shipping & airports
  • Logistics assets – CFS, ICD, PFT, multi-modal
  • Power transmission and distribution
  • Warehousing, logistics & industrial parks and SEZs
  • Hotels, Commercial & Mixed Use Assets
  •  Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
  • Waste and water management
  • Oil  and gas
  • Mining and natural resources
  • Telecom infrastructure & services
  • Cable and Broadband

Led By

Prateek Jhawar

Managing Director and Head, Infrastructure & Real Assets, Avendus Capital

Prateek Jhawar joined Avendus in 2008 and heads the Infrastructure & Real Assets vertical of the investment banking business. With over 18 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance, he specializes in private equity (PE) fundraising and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transactions for clients across multiple sectors including, infrastructure, power, logistics, and real estate. 

Based in Mumbai, he has been an integral part of the Avendus investment banking team for over a decade. As part of the core team, he was instrumental in establishing the structured finance and special situations advisory business. Later, he went on to set up the Infrastructure and Real Assets vertical, building a high calibre advisory team in the sector, which is well-regarded for its deep understanding of the space.   

Prior to Avendus, he has worked with ICICI Bank, TATA Power, and Citibank in various roles in corporate finance and investment banking. 

Prateek is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a CFA charter holder from CFA Institute, USA, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University.


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