Adi Chugh is the Founder and CEO of Surya Capital Partners, formerly known as Maverick Commercial Properties. He brings significant experience from working on Wall Street across various sectors and across the balance sheet. Adi founded Surya Capital Partners at the end of 2010 as he identified an opportunity in... Read more
Adi Chugh is the Founder and CEO of Surya Capital Partners, formerly known as Maverick Commercial Properties. He brings significant experience from working on Wall Street across various sectors and across the balance sheet.
Adi founded Surya Capital Partners at the end of 2010 as he identified an opportunity in the distressed real estate space. He created a plethora of relationships across the lending world, all the way from top private equity firms to large institutional investors. He has leveraged his network to deliver bespoke financing solutions to his clients.
Adi has also created significant strategic partnerships within the real estate business by leveraging his investment banking knowledge and creating a holistic platform for his clients; ranging from advising on platform level joint ventures, Co-GP investments and advising on the entire capital stack.
Adi is also very active in the technology space and is an avid venture investor. He has launched a finance matchmaking platform called Remissary (remissary.com), along with his new tech venture in the alcoholic beverage space.
Adi began his career as an Investment Banker with Wachovia Securities in their Leverage Finance Group. He then moved onto the Equity Capital Markets Group in New York. Adi placed approximately $16 billion of debt in his time at Wachovia. Adi has had the opportunity of working on some marquis transactions such as the Oracle & Peoplesoft acquisition (a $9.5 bn transaction), Adolph Coor’s acquisition of Molson, Inc. (a $1.3 bn acquisition) and has worked with marquis names in the retail, media & telecom and energy sectors.
From there, Adi moved onto becoming Vice President and Head of the West Coast (North America) for Kotak Mahindra (One of the largest Indian Investment Banks) and working for Merrill Lynch in New York. As an India specialist, Adi was primarily involved in raising assets from U.S. investors for investing into India and developing a platform for investors and firms looking to enter strategic partnerships in India.
Adi is a native of New Delhi and completed his degrees in International Business & Management and Economics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA