General Atlantic Expands its Resources Group to India, Adding Experienced Public Company CFO Alok C. Misra
NEW YORK, August 12, 2013-- General Atlantic LLC (GA), a leading global growth equity firm, today announced that Alok C. Misra has joined the firm as a senior vice president. In this role, Mr. Misra will provide financial expertise and strategic counsel to GA's investment teams and its portfolio companies as part of the firm's Resources Group in GA's Mumbai, India office.
Mr. Misra joins General Atlantic with extensive experience as a public company CFO. He was most recently Group Chief Financial Officer with WNS Group, where he helped lead the company through significant expansion and transformation. Prior to that, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer of MphasiS BFL and served a number of accounting and finance roles at other firms, including I.T.C. Limited and PwC.
"GA continues to strengthen our team in India by recruiting and developing the industry's best talent. We are extremely pleased to have Alok join our team in this senior role to help our professionals diligence potential portfolio companies as well as support existing portfolios in their growth," said Sandeep Naik, Managing Director and Head of GA India.
"As the first member of the GA Resources Group in India, Alok brings extensive public company financial experience that will be invaluable in supporting our Mumbai office," added Cory Eaves, Managing Director and Head of GA Resource Group.
GA has a long history of identifying, investing in and supporting growth companies globally. GA's Resources Group, consists of several experienced industry executives who provide expertise to GA's investment teams and portfolio companies in a number of areas including finance, technology, operations, marketing and human capital management.
GA's India team is led by Sandeep Naik, who joined the firm in December 2012. GA's most recent investments in India include Fourcee, a logistics company, IndusInd Bank, a leading bank and financial services provider, and Mu Sigma, a data analytics company. Other current and prior portfolio companies include Genpact, National Stock Exchange (NSE), InfoTech, IBS Software Services, Jubilant and Patni. Founded in 1980, GA manages approximately $18 billion, investing between $1 billion and $2 billion per year in growth companies globally.
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GENERAL ATLANTIC is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide. Established in 1980, GA manages approximately $18 billion in capital (comprised of both total committed capital and portfolio investments) and has more than 80 investment professionals based in New York, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Palo Alto in the US; and with global offices in São Paulo, London, Munich, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and Mumbai. For further information and a listing of GA's public and private portfolio companies see www.generalatlantic.com.
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