When Bhanu Choudhrie was just 19 years old, his father had bought him a stake in a family business in India. This gave Bhanu insight into India’s fast-growing retail market. C&C Alpha Aviation Group became a company with funds in the region of $100 million, and Bhanu became its managing director.
Bhanu Choudhrie is one of the co-founders of Capital Alpha Partners, an international investment bank and advisory firm. He is part of the company’s Advisory Board and is the lead founder of C&C Alpha Holdings, a private equity firm, and Capital Alpha Ventures, a private equity fund.
In addition, Bhanu is a partner at CMA, a London-based asset manager. He is also the founder of Alpha Merchant Capital Group, an investment company specializing in investing in India’s financial sector. Bhanu is also involved in various charities, including the Choudhrie Foundation, which focuses on education, cancer research, and healthcare.
His key activities are expanding the value of investments to his family and C&C Alpha group and institutional clients and providing advisory services to the U.S. and global corporations. Bhanu Choudhrie runs a group of five private investment companies, each of which specializes in an asset class: precious metals, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, property, and hotels.
He has given advisory services to the U.S. and global corporations, including American Express, ABN Amro, Prudential Financial, Sony, Reliance Industries, and Nokia. Bhanu Choudhrie also co-founded Shanghai Fashion Week and served as the Fashion Council of the Year awards chairman.
In 2004, he co-founded ManTech International, a technology company specializing in cyber intelligence, homeland security, and secure network solutions. In 2009, Bhanu Choudhrie served as chairman and chief executive officer of Optitrack, a company that offers the infrastructure to improve legal data and data governance management.
From 2005 to 2010, C&C Alpha Aviation Group secured $147 million in investment in India, including $61 million for a medical equipment business and $71 million for an automobile components manufacturer. It also invested $50 million in China and $15 million in the Indian technology start-up ThinkWatson, which provides software solutions for hospital billing.