Gautam BhandariManaging Partner at I Squared Capital
Gautam Bhandari is a Founding and Managing Partner of I Squared Capital, an independent multi-billion-dollar global infrastructure investment company with over 125 professionals based in Hong Kong, Houston, London, Miami, New Delhi, New York and Singapore. The company specializes in infrastructure investments with over $13 billion of assets under management in the energy, utilities, transport and telecom sectors in the U.S., Europe and select high-growth economies including China, India and Latin America.
Prior to I Squared Capital, Gautam spent 11 years at Morgan Stanley in New York and Asia. He started his career in finance in New York where he worked on debt restructurings, debt and equity financings as well as M&A for some of the firms larger and more complex clients such as General Motors, Tyco, Accenture, etc. He joined Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP), a $4 billion global infrastructure Fund, in 2008. He was a voting member of the Investment Committee and served on several of the Review Committee’s for the Fund, globally. At MSIP he was Managing Director and the Head of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure fund in Asia. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Gautam worked at Advanced Technology Materials Inc., a semiconductor chip technology company.
Gautam holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he was an Amerada Hess Merit Scholar, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, where he was the University Merit Fellow and recipient of the Joel L. Silver Award for the best doctoral dissertation work and a B.Sc. (Honors) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. Gautam also holds 20 patents in the semiconductor industry and is the author of several published academic papers.