Cathay Associates has added an essential presence in India, placing our platform in an extremely important South Asian market, particularly in regards to Chinese outbound foreign direct investment. Our new offices in Mumbai and New Delhi, as well as active business hubs in Chennai and Patna, allows for us to be active in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
Cathay Associates in India, led in part by Sushant Kumar and Ashwini Kumar, brings a local and international expertise to a number of key practices and industries. These include international property rights, real estate, M&A, renewable energy, venture capital, startups and emerging companies.
India is a hot spot for FDI, and China is taking notice, seeking out rising levels of economic cooperation, even in light of long-standing geopolitical tension. As a recent host of the BRICS summit in Goa, India is primed for an economic boom, an Asian giant—actively promoting its ‘Make in India’ campaign since 2014—that is highly welcoming to foreign investment and set to be a major business partner with China.
The previous 15 years saw India-China trade increase to $1.24 billion. Now, the two nations are preparing to engage in roughly $5 to $10 billion in investment over the next three years, with much more room to grow in the following decade.