The genesis of GK Investment Advisors is from the family businesses started by Padmashree awardee Late. Shri Ramprasad Khandelwal in pre-independence era. The original businesses were in Ferro Alloys, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals and Trading. Over the years, the group has navigated through economic history and managed various cycles and growth phases and adapted its strategic vision to changing times and changing needs.
The current generation operates as fund managers and the principal is Mr. Gautam Khandelwal who has experience in industrial management, turning around businesses, financial services and investment management. The current generation strategy is to develop the family office as a hedge fund and separate ownership and management by running a diversified portfolio and investing in products and services for today's India and world.
GK Investment Advisors advises and manages the Khandelwal Family's investments.
The investments are in a variety of asset classes across listed equities, debt, real estate and private equity. We have large investments in each asset class and are well hedged and diversified. Our private equity investments span across venture, early stage, mid stage or more mature private businesses.
We follow a process based method for capital allocation & investing in individual opportunities. Ethics, relationships, value and conviction based investing are important to us.
Our philosophy with early stage investment/private companies is to be responsible partners and help the management grow and become successful. We work very closely with our portfolio businesses in supporting their growth, while giving them the independence to operate and manage the company. We are a long term investor and nurture a business and the key people through the development and growth of a business.
However, we generally invest only when we can own a sizeable shareholding which provides us the ability to add value and participate in the future strategy of the business.
We have typically made private equity investments in the technology, education, content publishing, clean-tech and consumer spaces. Some of our private investments include Motwane, Juggernaut books, Motware, mystemlab, watchmybus.
Being a family managed investment house, we have the flexibility to be more innovative while making investment decisions and screen a wider variety of opportunities, unlike many Private Equity/Venture Capital Funds guarded by rigid investment mandates.
We also do not have a defined life cycle to deploy and return capital, which gives us the ability to take longer term views on the businesses that we invest in.