One day you'll be a memory to someone,
trying my best to be a good one.

Grateful to have had the opportunity to work with diverse set of people in age, sector, business verticals/functions, geography, stages – from listed and global ones to mid-market/SME and early stage start-ups and ofcourse varied situations. Gained interesting perspectives having advised a handful of families across two generations.

about sameer karulkar

About Sameer

Business leadership experience of over 24 years

  • Full Cycle Venture Portfolio Management - Screening, Evaluating, Investing - Growing a portfolio of investee companies - creating and executing exits for shareholders. 
  • Strategy and Corporate Development.
    • Till the end of 2020, Sameer was part of the leadership team at Times Group, Heading the Portfolio Growth and Exits team at Brand Capital and involved in the full life-cycle of equity investments from entry to managing the entire equity investments/portfolio and originating and executing exits, both private and public markets. Sameer has guided the team to realise >US250mn in Brand Capital portfolio exits (+USD30mn during Covid induced lockdown) for the shareholders, while at the same time investing in close to 90 new investments.
  • Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Investment banking (both buy-side and sell-side). 
    • Prior to Times Group, Sameer has built and managed for 10years a global mid-market cross-border M&A alliance, now called Oaklins, for India's largest Bank - SBICAPS across 30 countries, while also originating and executing deals for/with companies in multiple global markets From Asian markets like Singapore/HK/China/Japan/Thailand, to MENA - UAE, Oman, Egypt/ South Africa- To EU countries like Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Ireland apart from the traditional hubs of US/Canada and UK.
    • Sameer played a key role in establishing and managing the SBI Mutual Fund Joint Venture with Amundi, the French Euro 1.7 trillion asset management group through its formative years.
    • Sameer started his career with the Mahindra Group in late 1990s in Strategic Sourcing and also has served the Haribhakti Group for over 5years in the corporate finance team executing valuations, mergers, diligence and financing projects for their clients and honing his skills in corporate finance
  • Over the years Sameer has evolved to being an Investment Partner to growth stage entrepreneurs and advisor to mature stage companies and management in growing business and to overseas companies to enter India.
  • Also act as Mentor to young portfolio companies and entrepreneurs in scaling up their businesses.

Sameer lives in Mumbai, India which also serves as the base for Coverpage Ventures


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