Founder & CEO, India Alternatives
Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva is the Founder, MD & CEO of India Alternatives, a leading mid-market private equity fund. Shivani has over 17 years of global private equity experience in the US and in India at top funds including GE Equity, Lightyear Capital and IDFC Private Equity. Shivani has helped shape strategy at market leading companies through board level involvement and has been instrumental in generating superior returns for her investors. Shivani received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College (Phi-Beta-Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Sarah
Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva is the Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Alternatives and is a first generation entrepreneur. India Alternatives specializes in generating superior returns for its investors by leveraging certain underlying themes such as: women becoming more empowered as consumers; millennials driving a paradigm shift in consumption; technology reinventing financial services; and an increased focus on health and wellness.
The Fund has made marquee investments including: TransUnion CIBIL – a dominant credit information bureau; NSDL – India’s largest depository; Gokaldas Intimatewear (‘Enamor’) – a market leader in the women’s premium lingerie space and Seclore Technology – a rapidly growing cyber security company.
Prior to founding India Alternatives, Shivani was a key member of senior management at IDFC Private Equity where she was responsible for deal sourcing, execution and monitoring companies across various sectors including domestic consumption, healthcare and hospitality. Some of her notable investments at IDFC Private Equity include HealthCare Global Enterprises, a company focused on providing best in class oncology care on a pan India basis and Vodafone Essar, a leading telecommunications company.
Shivani previously worked with Lightyear Capital, a private equity fund based in New York, where she made lifecycle investments across sectors including education and financial services. Prior to that, Shivani had successful stints in the US at the private equity arm of General Electric and the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston.
Shivani has been an active member on the boards of all her portfolio companies where she has been instrumental in guiding management teams and shaping strategy. Shivani has been on the board of HealthCare Global and currently sits on the boards of Gokaldas Intimatewear and Seclore Technology.
Shivani is also an Independent Director on Emaar India, one of the largest real estate developers in India with assets in the country of over $3.5 billion, 6,000 acres of land, 50 active projects, and 14,000 people.
Shivani is a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences on private equity including the SuperReturn, Europe and Singapore; Indian Venture Capital Association and AVCJ.
Shivani received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College (Phi-Beta-Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Sarah