Anuj Khanna is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Lagoon Advisory Partners incorporated at the DIFC (Dubai). Lagoon’s focus includes advisory & bespoke private capital solutions for Special Situations, Secondaries, and complex investment opportunities.
Mr. Khanna’s career in financial services extends over 35 years, initially as an investment banker at Drexel Burnham in 1986 and subsequently at Bankers Trust, where he served as a Managing Director in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and London, helping build the firm’s Global Leveraged Finance business into one of the leading franchises on Wall Street. Mr. Khanna’s extensive transaction experience in the developed and emerging markets includes financings for acquisitions & buy-outs, recapitalizations and growth as well as generating exits for investors.
Following his investment banking career, Mr. Khanna served as a Founding Partner of a private equity initiative, the Yucaipa Global Partnership Fund, together with former US President William Jefferson Clinton and The Yucaipa Companies and later as Chief Investment Officer at QInvest focused on investing across Private Equity, Credit, Real Estate and Equities. Over the course of his investing career, Mr. Khanna has served on the boards of several portfolio companies including Ambit Capital, FITTJEE, Garrard and as an advisor to Apollo Global Management for their regional activities.
Mr. Khanna completed his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.