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A Little About Us

At Kagashin, our objective is to conceive and build bridges with the right business partners to support your drive to participate in the India Growth Story. Team Kagashin with its strong team in the space of Agrochemicals / Fine Chemicals / Specialty Chemicals can help you develop your "India Strategy". For Indian companies, we facilitate Strategic Alliances for sourcing Products and Technology from the best in class companies in the world to take your business to the next orbit of growth

Why Choose Us?

Kagashin management team consists of people with decades of hands on experience in all aspects of business. Team Kagashin has a deep understanding of the Chemical Sector and along with a very strong Advisory Board comprising of senior professionals, we consider ourselves as pathfinders for creating and growing new businesses through alliances.

Our Clients

Our engagement with most of our clients is on a long term basis where we advise them not only on strategy but we also participate in its implementation. Our involvement with our clients is as "Success Partners". Our services are uniquely tailored for end on the basis of business needs

At Kagashin we take great care in choosing our assignments based on our ability to add value. We are careful not to take up assignments with potential business conflicts

Our long experience and our hands on approach have helped us quickly build a good reputation with our existing clients and in the chemical industry.

Some of our major clients include :

Our Management

Anurag Surana - CEO & Managing Director

Anurag Surana

CEO & Managing Director


More than 25 years experience in Agrochemical, Fine Chemical and Specialty Chemical Industry.

Last assignment was as Executive Director, responsible for Operations & Contract Manufacturing business.

Extensive knowledge of Indian laws, regulatory requirements compliances etc

Successfully developed an "In Licensing" model for sourcing of newly patented agrochemicals from Japan for Sales & Distribution in India.

Established a subsidiary company in Japan.

Established one of the most successful Contract Manufacturing business models in India.

Long experience of working with Japanese and European companies.

Snehal Shah - Founder Director

Snehal Shah

Founder Director


Associated with Agrochemical industry in India since 1991.

Promoter member of Mitsu Industries which was eventually sold to AgrEvo in 1998 and became Bilag (now a subsidiary of Bayer Crop Sciences).

Ex Executive Director of Micro Inks Ltd., handling International Business portfolio and developed the international business to over USD 50 million in 5 years.

Excellent relationship with all major Indian Agrochemical companies.

Hands-on experience of Business Development in India as well as International markets.

Good understanding of market needs of Agrochemical companies operating in India.

Our Advisors

Thomas Jonsson- Advisors

Thomas Jonsson


More than 20 years experience from the Life Science industry in Japan

Started Pharmaceutical Career started at AstraZeneca, followed by Pfizer and then Pharmacia.

Was Managing Director for Ambu Japan, a Danish medtech company focused on ECG sensors and equipment for emergency units & paramedics. Built new distribution channels for new product lines in this position.

At present Managing Director of Zinagi Inc., a life science consultancy company focused on market access and supporting biocluster development.

Have successfully facilitated several deals and science collaborations between Japanese and Scandinavian corporations and research institutes

Presently working as a Coordinator with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to support creation of a new industry in partnership with the Japan Bioindustry Association

Served for 6 years as the Swedish-Danish cluster Medicon Valley's Life Science Ambassador in Japan and South Korea supporting Danish big pharma's technology searches in Japan/Korea academia and venture companies, as well as supporting Swedish and Danish biotech and medtech SMEs

Broad network and extensive knowledge of the Japanese and South Korean market

Dr R. Sankara Subramanian - Advisors

Dr R. Sankara Subramanian


Doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Postdoctoral Research Associate from the University of Bath in United Kingdom

22 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry as an employee and as an entrepreneur

Areas of expertise include Research & Development, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Business Development, and Business Management

Was the Head of R&D, Quality & Regulatory Affairs during his stint at Shasun Pharma Ltd and Head of Quality at Sanmar Speciality Chemicals Ltd

Has two process patents to his name and the processes are being used to manufacture the APIs.

Established markets for APIs manufactured at Shasun and Sanmar into the regulated markets in USA and Europe. Structured collaborations for Shasun with leading global pharmaceutical companies like Glaxo, Eli Lilly, and Boots (Knoll).

As the Managing Director and CEO, restructured the operations and spearheaded the foray of ProVentus Life Sciences into the regulated market and CRAMS.

Currently operating a Contract Research Organization, Vishwa PharmaNexus Corporation, performing process development for hard-to-get molecules and APIs

Vijay Batra - Advisory

Vijay Batra


Chemical Engineer with 45 years of rich Industrial Experience

Alumni of IIT Delhi and Wharton School.

33 years of experience in Pharma industry including companies like Ranbaxy, Jk Pharma, Teva Pharma

Last assignment was as Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Teva API India Ltd, Vice Chairman - Teva Pharma India Pvt. Ltd and Chairman - Teva Chemicals And Pharmaceutical(Hangzhou) Co.Ltd., Board member of two other subsidiaries in India and Member of Management Board of Teva API's Headquarter in Israel

Nutured API mfg activities both for API's and Formulations

Instrumental in getting the Indian company acquired by Teva in 2003.

Active member of Confederation of India Industry (CII), an Apex body having more than 6000 of the largest Indian Companies as its members

Prof. Mayumi Nishida

Prof. Mayumi Nishida


About 30 years experience in Research and a very strong reputation in Japan in the areas of Organometallic and Pyridine based chemistry

Presently Professor at Hokkaido University, Japan and Renmin University of China.

In the past has worked for 14 years with Koei Chemicals Japan as Head of R&D and Executive officer

Was an Associate Professor at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Hokkaido University

Has 27 patents in Pyridine and Pyridine Derivatives and in Organometallic Chemistry

Has more than 40 publications in the area of Organometallic Compounds, Couplings, Borylation, Organometallic Catalysis, Asymmetric Acetalization, Diastereoselective Radical Cyclization etc

AP Sinha

AP Sinha


Experienced agri-business professional with over twenty-five years experience in the agribusiness domain in India, Africa and Europe.

He is a Dairy Technologist from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and PG Diploma in Business Management (Special Package in Agriculture) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.

Worked in marketing and sales at Bayer Cropscience for 4 years at different locations all over India

Worked as Head - Marketing & Corporate Sales at P.I. Industries Ltd for 6 years. During this time he set up many supply chain models for agrochemical sales to many corporates in their bid to enter and corporatize the agri-supply chain. These included initiatives like Mahindra Shubh Labh, ITC e-Choupal, Tata Kisan Sansar, DCM Shriram’s Haryali Kisan Bazar and Triveni Group's Khushali Kisan Bazar.

Set up one of India's largest integrated (from grass to glass) dairy project.

His expertize lies in developing backward linkages with farmers and provision of agri-inputs and extension services. His other areas of work include providing crop specific insights, strategic planning and execution of projects across the complete agri supply chain (from farm to fork), distribution and relationship management in this domain.


I. With decades of “hands on” experience, the professional team at Kagashin can help you build your growth strategy. We strongly believe that sustainable growth can be achieved only through substantial initiatives.

II. The team at Kagashin consists of very senior and seasoned professionals from the Agrochemical/ Pharmaceutical/Fine Chemical / Specialty Chemical industry who have excellent knowledge of the Indian business environment to provide you deep insights. This will help you for a quick and successful entry into India. The team has conceived, built and operated global scale business

III. Kagashin, with its excellent relations directly with the owners & the upper management of medium & large Indian companies in diverse chemical industry, can assist you in finding the right strategic partners.

IV. Kagashin team is extremely well networked globally and with this background and experience, can help Indian companies find a suitable international partner for either product or technology. Support on deal structuring and Agreements will ensure a smooth and successful facilitation and implementation of business understandings.

V. Kagashin believes in thinking big and would help associating companies to conceptualize their entry and or growth strategies likewise, while engaging with or from India.


I. The Management and Advisory team of Kagashin has excellent knowledge and mapping of the Indian chemical industry

II. If you need to source intermediates or finished products, Kagashin can help you identify the right partner in India be it simple commercial sourcing or through strategic contract manufacturing.

III. Team Kagashin can provide value added inputs in areas like agreements, pricing, technology transfer audits etc

Technology Interface

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    IP Owner Needs
    Revenue Stream
    New Technology
    Licensing of
    Technology for
    Licensing of
    Technology for
    3rd Country Sales
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    IP Owner Challenges
    Finding Potential
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    Licensee Needs
    IP Compliance
    Exports & Quality
    Cost Optimization
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    Licensee Challenges
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  • IP Owner Needs

    • Revenue Stream / Royalty
    • Commercialization of New Technology
    • Licensing of Technology for Sourcing
    • Licensing of Technology for 3rd Country
    IP Owner Challenges

    • Finding Potential Partner
    • Agreements
    • Compliance
    • Stewardship
    Licensee Needs

    • IP Compliance
    • Technology Upgradation
    • Exports
    • Cost Optimization
    • Quality
    Licensee Challenges

    • Identification of Technology
    • Finding the Right Partner
    • Contacting the Partner
    • Agreement
    Kagashin Expertise

    • Understanding of International
          Regulatory Requirements
    • Relations with International Companies
    • Contacting the Partner
    • Facilitating Agreement
    • Excellent Relations with Domestic
    • Agreement


In today’s dynamic business environment, it is extremely important to expand sales to newer geographies not only to expand business but also to de-risk

I. Kagashin can provide a broad range of advice and support to international companies to launch their products in the Indian market

II. With decades of experience and knowledge of the Indian industry, the team at Kagashin can help in selection of suitable partners, choosing the most suitable products from your product range, application development and also with agreements

Business Due Diligence

I. The experience of working at senior Management levels has enabled Team Kagashin to develop deep knowledge of deal structuring, negotiations and understanding of the Indian Business and Regulatory environment. This combined with direct personal relations which Kagashin team has with the key leaders in the Indian chemical industry places Kagashin in a unique position to have a 360 degree view of any chemical company in India

II. Kagashin Management team along with our Advisors can provide you deep and practical insight on a “target” company or a potential partner. Kagashin team has expertise and experience for Commercial due diligence and validation of business plans, manufacturing & R&D capabilities etc and other specialized due diligence, Kagashin can also help in assembling experts from the respective fields

We have carried out Commercial due diligence and related activities on behalf of Strategic as well as Financial Investors.

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