Burman Family Holdings is the strategic investment platform of the Burman Family, the control shareholders of the Dabur Group. Dabur was founded in 1884 by Dr. S.K. Burman and is today the largest Indian Fast Moving Consumer Good Company in India with over US$2 billion in revenue and a market capitalization of over US$8 billion. Burman Family Holdings are long-term, active investors with a focus on investments in early stage companies that we believe will become leaders in their in their respective industries. We are looking for investment opportunities in businesses primarily in the areas of Healthcare, Financial Services, Hospitality, Education, and Media.
Burman Family Holdings have over the last twenty years invested over US$500 million in various businesses primarily in India, and have partnered and joint ventured with many of the leading Fortune 100 companies from around the world.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
As a proprietary family capital based platform, we are not constrained by rigid investment mandates of a typical Private Equity/Venture Capital fund. This affords us the flexibility to be more innovative while making investment decisions and screen a wider variety of opportunities. Unlike a typical investment fund, 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. We work very closely with our portfolio businesses in supporting their growth, while giving them the independence to operate and manage the company.
WHY PARTNER WITH US?
Having seen the journey of Dabur over the last several decades, we understand the unique challenges of building a successful business in India. Besides contributing capital, we bring to leverage the unique business networks and industry relationships that we have established over the years. Our portfolio businesses also benefit from the reputation and brand equity of the family name, thus making it easier for the businesses to forge new relationships with vendors and attract high quality employees. We also encourage our investee businesses to collaborate and set-up a mutually reinforcing ecosystem by sharing resources and best practices.
HOW WE INVEST
We invest in either of the 2 types of investment situations:
I. Launch greenfield venture in India through Joint Ventures, partnerships with global businesses that are exploring Indian market and looking for a value-add local partner
II. Invest into local Indian businesses that are led by high quality entrepreneurs/management teams that are building pioneering businesses in our sectors of interestIII. More recently Burman Family Holdings have started investing in businesses outside of India, with a particular focus on consumer facing branded businesses.
When investing into existing businesses, we are not constrained by the size/stage of the investment and have the flexibility to enter at different stages of the company lifecycle. However, we generally invest only when we can own a sizeable shareholding which provides us with certain governance rights and the ability to actively participate in the future strategy of the business.