Centrum Alternatives is an India centric, multi-asset alternative investment firm focussed on private debt, public equity, venture capital and real estate. Our solution oriented approach to investing is centred on providing companies with the right capital structure backed by in-depth knowledge of industries and strategic value creation.

Our investors are both Indian and global. We offer solutions that include funds as well as managed and separate accounts to family offices, foundations, endowments, pension funds, fund of funds, corporate institutions and sovereign wealth funds.

India is our geographic focus as we believe the opportunities are immense and long-lasting. Our people have extensive investment and operating experience across economic, financial and business cycles, with expansive networks and deep understanding of industries and companies in India. This gives us an edge in going beyond providing capital and bringing strategic and operating value enhancement. Our culture and ethos is built on nurturing our talent, relationships and thought leadership in everything we do.

Our Values

As a multi-asset alternative investment firm we manage multiple strategies across private debt, public equity, venture capital and real estate. While the focus for each strategy may vary, what unites the team at Centrum Alternatives is our shared values.

Integrity

We uphold personal integrity and transparency. We are clear about our commitments and act uncompromisingly to earn the trust of our stakeholders.

Community

We believe in good citizenship. Where and how we invest, can have a long lasting and positive impact on businesses, employment and the broader society.

Conviction

We are meticulous in our decision making approach. Our conviction comes from rigorous research, thought leadership, market insights and experience.

Leadership

Leadership in our actions entails good character, capability, work ethic and teamwork. We inspire our peers and stakeholders to act and think as leaders.

Investment Philosophy and Approach

Solutions orientation

By adopting a solution oriented approach to investing, we have embraced a partnership model to developing long term relationships with our investors, portfolio companies, intermediaries, other market participants, and team members.

Rigorous risk management

We aim to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors across strategies. We do not pull back from complexity as this may create market inefficiencies and opportunities. At the same time, we are rigorous in our assessment of risk and in deriving structuring solutions to mitigate those risks.

Integrated platform

Our integrated team approach leverages the expertise of the broader multi-strategy platform for domain and functional expertise. Based on a fundamentals-driven philosophy, we combine top-down research with rigorous bottom-up company analyses and due diligence to create unique investment solutions.

Focus on key value drivers

We will invariably bring significant value accretion to our portfolio companies by helping focus on the key value drivers of the business and by working alongside with management. We are clear about our exit strategy and align with our portfolio companies to achieve our targeted returns over the expected holding period.

Centrum Capital Partnership

Centrum Alternatives is the investment management arm of the Centrum Group which was founded in 1997 and has steadily grown from a merchant bank into a diversified financial services organisation offering a variety of services to Institutional and Individual clients.

By partnering with professionals with relevant experience, Centrum has established successful businesses in investment banking, wealth management, stock broking, insurance, SME & micro finance, affordable housing finance and alternative investment management. Centrum Alternatives benefits from the broader platform through enhanced deal origination, insights and research, and credibility of a trusted financial institution.