Since 2004, all our experience is backed by owning and running micro-level operations. We have understood India and the opportunities and problems here in the most detailed manner. Most of our business is structured in JV or Partnership format, where we are primarily executing the opportunity for Investors.
Sector-wise Work Experience:
AGRI AND PLANTATIONS:
Almost unique experience of acquiring and managing farms, now reaching 2000 acres.
Our young tree plantations include Teak, Saal, Fruits (30 varieties)
Organic poultry, Dairy for local consumption - Including feed generation to Reproduction
Specialized High Value products like Alfaalfa, medicinal plants
Acquiring lands for Eco resorts
Related Renewable Energy: End use farm micro projects for Solar and Biogas energy
URBAN REAL ESTATE:
Owned project: 25 acre township in Bhopal coming up in 3 stages. First stage of 10 acres in process of Plot Approval
Owned and operated 14 retail stores , cold storages in 2 states from 2006 to 2011. Sold in parts.
Partnerships in Marriage Garden and Dhabas (Highway food outlets) - Direct supply from Farms
LARGE DEAL BROKERAGE & EXECUTION:
MINING: Access to Good quality Iron Ore, Limestone mines in MP, Orissa
PRIME URBAN LAND: We have exclusive access to some prime lands in Delhi-NCR, and nearby cities, at attractive distress rates.
Arranging / Aggregating Prime lands for projects in Bhopal
EXPERIENCE IN PARTNERING:
No. of Shareholders we have : 60 (mostly alumni of reputed institutions like IITs, IIMs)
No. of Farm land owners : 80
No. of Farm and related project partners: 12
No. of Urban project partners: 7
No. of Misc project partners: 15
Please see the sections 'How we work' and 'Preferred legal Structure' on page 'Investment Opportunities'.
Each of our team member has some basic traits: Understands the role of technology and how to use the edge , Has run her own venture over a long period, Understands how to make money, the complexities and opportunities in the local context.
We work in 8 districts of MP state with office work being done in Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Nagpur.
OPPORTUNITY EVALUATION, STRATEGY, PLANNING AND CONTROL:
Sandeep Saxena (Managing Partner), an IIT Kanpur, IIM Lucknow graduate (http://www.linkedin.com/in/ssaxena). 17 years of experience. Worked in many MNCs globally including Franklin Templeton before starting this team. Has executed more than 3000 acres of land acquisitions, farm operations involving both plants and animals, large land deals and handled local conditions and problems typical to India. Experience in creating win-win parternships and dealing with complex legal transactions.
Shankar AVSB, an NIT Jaipur, IIM Lucknow graduate (http://www.linkedin.com/in/avsbs). 17 years of experience. Worked with MNCs globally including Fidelity Investments, BP Energy Trading, ABB Power Projects before starting this team. Has experience in business development, financial markets, derivatives, digital marketing and new technology investments.
Lakshmi - A self made entrepreneur with over 25 years experience. Created a precision engineering component company, now a leading name in its field. Has experience in technology import/export. Also manages large Solar energy projects.
A retired Director of BHEL, one of the largest companies in India. Has been a pioneer in high tech projects with mass usage. Has over 40 years of experience.
A retired GM with New India Assurance, one of the largest Insurers in India. Has extensive knowlegde of consumer and industrial projects. Has over 40 years of experience.
Plus many other professionals to advise us selectively based on the projects : Our CA and Auditor, top lawyers on our retainer, chartered engineers and architects.
People with specialized knowledge : Farms, Urban Projects, Mining, Poultry, Organic Food production, Nursery, Food retail, Marriage Gardens, etc.
Administrative and Execution team consists of many persons from dedicated Managers to Vets, Nursery Biologist on retainer basis to Our farm teams.
OPPORTUNITY GENERATION NETWORK:
Local farm brokers, land and agri produce agents
Mining brokers, Geologists
Specialized process owners
People specializing in government planning
People who specialize in redevelopment opportunities and distressed business asset opportunities