Centrum Alternatives is an India centric, multi-asset alternative investment firm focused on private debt, public equity, venture capital and real estate. Our solution oriented approach to investing is centered on providing companies with the right capital structure enabled by our 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.

We focus on investing in India as we believe the opportunities here are immense. 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.


Ashish Chugani

Partner & Head Business Development


Ashish has over 18 years of investing experience in India across alternative asset classes. Previously, he has held various leadership positions in investment management firms such as, Tata Capital, Cambridge Place Investment Management and Antfactory India. Ashish has completed his MBA from Duke University and Master of Commerce from Mumbai University.


Giri Krishnaswamy

Partner, Venture Capital


Giri has over 25 years of diverse experience across various sectors including pharmaceuticals, FMCG and financial services in varied functions.

He has previously worked with Inditrade Capital and was also associated with companies like Destimoney Securities, Nestle for their India, Turkey, CIS & Caucasus business and Ranbaxy Laboratories. Giri is a Certified Public Accountant (USA), Cost and Management Accountant (India) and Master in Finance & Control from Delhi University.


Rakshat Kapoor

Partner, Private Debt


Rakshat Kapoor has over 18 years of experience in structured credit. Prior to joining Centrum, he was with Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank’s structured credit investments and ICICI Bank’s structured finance team. Rakshat received his Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Delhi University.

Private Debt
Public Equity
Venture Capital
Other Alternative Investments & Real Estate Services