Atanuu has been an investment professional at New Silk Route and Vedanta Management LP since 2012 and is also a Vice President at Tenzing Acquisition Corp., a NASDAQ listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), since 2018. He works closely on investments worth over $500 million across financial services, education, telecom, pharmaceutical and media sectors. These include: (i) a financial services platform to invest in PNB Housing Finance, which platform subsequently sold to Carlyle in 2015 (ii) NSR’s investments a large network of K-12 schools present in 7 countries, and Varsity Education Management, a leading service provider to K-12 schools and colleges in India; (iii) early stage investments in the SAAS and medical devices sectors for Vedanta (iv) and NSR’s largest listed holdings – Coffee Day Enterprises and Nectar Lifesciences. He also works closely on finance and legal matters, and client relationships.
Previously, Atanuu was part of the investment banking team at Credit Suisse and worked on various transactions in the Energy, Utilities, and Industrials sectors.
Atanuu holds a B.tech and M.tech in Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay where he completed a dissertation on the applications of Graphene in drug delivery systems and has co-authored a paper in the prestigious Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.