Anindya Dutta (Managing Director and Co-Founder, Stanza Living) began his post-MBA career at the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in London, working across strategies and sectors in Europe and the Middle East regions. Subsequently, he moved to the Real Estate Opportunities team in one of the largest global private equity firms, Oaktree Capital, in London. Throughout both his stints at Goldman Sachs and Oaktree Capital, he had the opportunity to analyze, evaluate and lead investments in various real estate-backed operating businesses including a number of student housing businesses. During his stint at Oaktree Capital, he was fast-tracked to Vice President 18 months ahead of term and was one of the youngest Vice Presidents globally for the company. He has comprehensive deal experience in different kinds of transactions across multiple sectors including buy-side and sell-side situations, mergers and acquisitions, defense mandates, debt financing, equity capital raises and company restructuring.
Post his stint with Oaktree Capital in London, he returned to India and co-founded Stanza Living, with his friend Sandeep Dalmia. Stanza Living is today one of India’s fastest-growing startups and is backed by blue-chip marquee funds like Equity International, Falcon Edge Capital, Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Accel. The company is reimagining the concept of student accommodation and shared living as a technology-enabled, economical, convenient, curated and best-in-class living experience for India’s new-age migrant population, in line with international standards.
Anindya received his master’s degree from IIM Ahmedabad and bachelor’s from IIT Kharagpur. He is an Industrial Scholar from IIM Ahmedabad, a Gold Medalist from IIT Kharagpur as well as an Aditya Birla Scholar. Before his MBA, Anindya was an Equity Derivatives Trader at Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Apart from being a real estate enthusiast and an entrepreneur at heart, Anindya is an ardent traveller and a Chelsea Football Club fan.