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Carlyle Group names Neeraj Bharadwaj MD on India investment team

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced that Neeraj Bharadwaj has joined the Carlyle Asia Partners (CAP) team as a Managing Director based in Mumbai.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Bharadwaj was a Managing Director with Accel Partners’ growth investing operation in India. Preceding that he was with Apax Partners for nearly 10 years – as a Partner in the US and subsequently as Managing Director/Country Head for Apax in India, where he led the India operations. He was involved in a number of successful deals while at Apax including Apollo Hospitals (BSE: AHEL) in India. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University Pennsylvania. Bharadwaj was selected as Board Member of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

XD Yang (pictured), Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and Co-Head of Carlyle Asia Partners, says: "We are very pleased to have such a seasoned and successful private equity leader to join our India team. We believe the coming years represent a very attractive period to invest in India. Under the leadership of Neeraj Bharadwaj and Managing Director Devinjit Singh, and with our on the ground team of local professionals, we expect to continue to build our leadership position in India to tap into its fast economic growth and increasing demand for value add private equity investments."

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