Nilesh Mehta has rich experience in the field of financial services like investment banking, venture capital/private equity and corporate strategy. He is currently cofounder and Managing Partner of Access India Fund, a SEBI registered private equity fund investing in mid market, unlisted opportunities in India. Access has made 5 investments so far, primarily in services or consumer facing businesses.
Nilesh managed Aureos Capital’s India business as co head and Managing Partner from 2005 to 2010. Aureos raised US $ 100 M India Opportunities Fund to invest in mid market opportunities in India. The Investors in the fund include some Development Financial Institutions of Europe, Insurance companies, commercial banks and family offices. The Fund made 5 investments of expansion capital nature and achieved 2 exits during his tenure.
From 2000 to 2005, Nilesh was Managing Partner of eIndia Venture Fund/Infinity II, where he led four IT-related investments in India/US cross border investments.
Prior to this, he spent 16 years in investment banking, venture capital investments and fund based activities, occupying positions as managing director of Meghraj Financial Services (India) Ltd (MFSI) and executive director of Anagram Finance Ltd. At MFSI, he led several private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions of mid cap Indian companies.
He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he also taught Finance and Control Systems as a visiting faculty for a few years.
He sits on the Board of few public and private companies, and is one of the founder trustees of Aavishkaar Micro Venture Fund. He is also a Charter Member and mentor of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), India.