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Mr. Nilesh B Mehta

Nilesh B. Mehta


Mr. Nilesh Mehta has rich experience in financial services like investment banking, venture capital/private equity, and corporate strategy. He is currently the co-founder and Managing Partner of Access India Fund, a SEBI-registered private equity fund investing in mid-market, unlisted opportunities in India. Access has made five investments, primarily in services or consumer-facing businesses.

Nilesh managed Aureos Capital’s India business as co-head and Managing Partner from 2005-2010. Aureos raised US$ 100M India Opportunities Fund to invest in mid-market opportunities in India. The Investors in the Fund include some Development Financial Institutions in Europe, Insurance companies, commercial banks, and family offices. The Fund made five investments of capital expansion and achieved two exits during its tenure. From 2000 to 2005, Nilesh was the Managing Partner of e-India Venture Fund/Infinity II, and he led four IT-related investments in India/US cross-border investments.
Earlier, 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. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he also taught Finance and Control Systems as visiting faculty.
He sits on the Board of a 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.