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Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) is an asset management platform for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. The company currently advises and manages funds for investing in the Growth Capital and Real Estate space.



MOPE was founded in 2006 to put the investment philosophy and acumen of MOFSL into action. From the outset, MOPE’s focus has been the mid-market segment, where there was an acute need of capital, and where the MOFSL brand had significant leverage.

What we look for in companies before investing is only an extension of our own value system. Therefore, what follows are the essential principles that guide our own organisation and investment strategy.

  1. Entrepreneurship
    MOPE strives to partner with entrepreneurial talents across sectors. We look for highly passionate, visionary, tenacious and committed entrepreneurs who have built excellent businesses. We consider ourselves as a fund for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Our entrepreneurial approach is what differentiates us and an ability to work with Indian sensibilities allows us to connect with business leaders and build deep, enduring relationships with them. We seek to be a true valuable partner to the entrepreneurs we back.
  2. Business Excellence
    MOPE looks for businesses that have traits of excellence, have leadership potential, ability to scale up and are of high quality. We believe that management foresight, tenacity and quality of business operations, not intermittently but consistently form the foundations of business excellence. We endeavor to partner with excellent management teams and work with them to further enhance their companies.
  3. Transparency and integrity
    We continue to be guided by our core values of integrity and transparency in our investment process. We also maintain these values in the investments we make. We look for businesses and management teams with high level of transparency and integrity. These principles find relevance and application.


  1. Growth Capital
    MOPE recognizes that successful investments are derived from a rigorous and efficient investment process, pre and post deal. MOPE looks for businesses that have traits of excellence, have leadership potential, ability to scale up and are of high quality. The team is focused on identifying opportunities where multiple expansions can be achieved.
  2. Real Estate
    Motilal Oswal Real Estate (MORE) partners with credible and reputed developers across India's major cities, such as Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai. MORE identifies investment opportunities with dominant players in each micro-market with increased focus on mid-income housing. MORE has expertise across all investment structures - equity, debt or mezzanine.


  1. Growth Capital

    India Business Excellence Fund I (IBEF - I)
    550 crores sector agnostic private equity fund aimed at providing growth capital to mid-market enterprises in India.

    India Business Excellence Fund II (IBEF - II)
    1,500 crores sector agnostic private equity fund aimed at providing growth capital to Indian mid-market companies.

    India Business Excellence Fund III (IBEF - III)
    2,000 crores sector agnostic private equity fund aimed at providing growth capital to Indian mid-market companies.

  2. Real Estate

    India Realty Excellence Fund (IREF)
    200 crores domestic real estate fund focused on investing in residential projects.

    India Realty Excellence Fund II (IREF - II)
    500 crores domestic real estate fund intends to capitalise on the existing counter-cyclical opportunities in real estate.

    India Realty Excellence Fund III (IREF - III)
    1250 crores domestic real estate fund focused on investing in tier 1 cities in India through structured transactions accompanied with significant downside protection mechanisms.

    India Realty Excellence Fund IVI (IREF - IV)
    1500 crores domestic real estate fund primarily focused in top 6 cities in India through early stage mezzanine / structured equity transactions.

Business Highlights
  • Strong portfolio of companies in sectors like financial services, consumer, pharmaceuticals, etc.
  • Most of the portfolio companies are backed by first generation passionate entrepreneurs.
  • One of the few funds in India with a strong focus and presence in companies from Tier 2 & 3 towns.
  • Strong relationship with leading developers in key metro cities in India.
  • One of the very few real estate fund platform which straddles across secured debt, mezzanine capital and equity requirements of developers.
  • In both growth capital and real estate, have consistently made profitable exits and returned capital to investors.
  • Awarded 'Private Equity Advisers of the Year' India: Business Excellence Award 2014 by Acquisition International.
  • Awarded ‘Real Estate Fund of the Year – Domestic’: CNBC Awaaz Real Estate Awards 2016-2017.
  • Raamdeo Agrawal Chairman

    Raamdeo Agrawal is the man behind the strong research capabilities at Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.

    He brings a very unique perspective of understanding the value drivers across industries and at the same time has a first-hand understanding of the challenges faced by small to mid-size companies as they scale their businesses. Mr. Agrawal’s belief in value investing forms the core of MOPE’s investment philosophy. He plays a very active role in investing process at MOPE. He plays a key role in developing macro investment themes, understanding strengths and weaknesses of specific companies, and indentifying superior management teams. Post investment, he provides key strategic inputs on strengthening the business model of portfolio companies.

    Mr. Agrawal specialises in equity research. He has been authoring the annual Motilal Oswal Wealth Creation Study since its inception in 1996. In 1986, he wrote the book ‘Corporate Numbers Game’, along with co-author, Ram K Piparia.

    He is an Associate of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a member of the National Committee on Capital Markets of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

    He has also featured on `Wizards of Dalal Street on CNBC TV 18`.

    Mr. Agrawal has received the "Rashtriya Samman Patra" awarded by the Government of India for being amongst the highest Income Tax payers in the country for a period of 5 years from FY95–FY99.

  • Vishal Tulsyan MD & CEO

    Vishal Tulsyan joined MOFSL in 2006 and is the founder Managing Director & CEO, Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE). Over the last 8 years’, he has built MOPE into a successful Private Equity Company in one of the most volatile economic environment.

    He has played a key role in driving MOPE’s success through organization-building skills, robust network and a keen understanding of strategic and financial business issues. Under his leadership MOPE is currently managing   2500 cr across Private Equity & Real Estate, and is one of the few Indian Funds who has shown successful exits.

    Vishal has more than 15 years of experience in financial services. At Rabobank, he was a director responsible for the origination and execution of structured finance, project finance, acquisition finance transactions, and private equity and M&A products.

    Vishal is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (all-India rank holder) and was a top ranking student of the prestigious St. Xaviers College, Kolkata.

  • Vishal K Gupta Director

    Vishal Gupta joined MOPE Investment Advisors Private Limited in June 2008. He has over 10 years of experience in fund management, investment banking, credit rating and corporate development. Before being part of MOPE, he worked as an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank, New York where he executed several M&A transactions for financial services companies in areas of insurance, financial technology, speciality finance, alternative asset managers and bank holding companies. Vishal has developed a wide global business perspective, deep domain understanding of financial services and has strong relationship building skills.

    AT MOPE Investment Advisors Private Limited, Vishal is involved in fund raising, investing and portfolio monitoring. He represents the Fund on the board of directors of AU financiers. He is also associated with Dixon Technologies.

    Vishal earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University.

  • Sharad Mittal Director & Head - Real Estate Fund, Motilal Oswal Real Estate

    Sharad has over 16 years of rich experience in real estate investing and fund raising. He joined Motilal Oswal Real Estate (MORE) in 2013, spearheading the firm’s real estate fund business.

    Prior to joining MORE, Sharad was with ICICI Prudential AMC where he was Vice President (Real Estate Investments), leading the commercial rental office fund and mezzanine fund. At ICICI Prudential he also successfully led the fund raising initiative, raising   1,300 crore across two funds. He has also worked with ASK Property Investment Advisors and ICICI Bank Ltd.

    Sharad is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce degree from Delhi University.