Varun Sanghavi


Varun is a member of the investment team at Apis Partners and is based in Dubai. He has experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking in South and South East Asia.

Prior to joining Apis, Varun spent over six years in Private Equity investing in India; Varun was at Actis, a leading investor in growth markets, where he was focusing on investments in Financial Services. Before that, he was a Senior Manager at Kotak in their Real Estate Private Equity Fund and Special Opportunities Fund. During his time at Actis and Kotak, he was part of various investments in the Financial Services and Real Estate sector in South and South East Asia.

Varun began his career with Investment Banking at JP Morgan and as a Management Trainee at ICICI Bank (Credit Risk Management).



Mumbai, India

Currently located

Dubai, UAE

Areas of expertise

Payments, Credit


English, Hindi, Telugu


Reputation and integrity are most valuable assets – and can be lost in a heartbeat.

Around the world trip with family and friends.

Emergence of new middle class combined with young population who tend to be easier adopters of Technology are creating massive opportunities in the growth markets.

I have always believed in the secular growth and increasing competitiveness of growth markets.

Increasingly, growth market companies are emerging as global thought leaders.

Prior experience


Emerging Markets Private Equity

Kotak Investment Advisors

Real Estate Private Equity

JP Morgan

Analyst, Investment Banking


Management Trainee, Credit Risk Management


Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Chartered Accountant

Chartered Accountant

Areas of focus at Apis

Financial Services and Technology, South Asia and South East Asia

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