Florintree Advisors

Funds managed

Fund nameAsset ClassLicense
<Fund name> Hedge fundSEBI AIF Cat 3

Florintree runs a deep value strategy focused on capital protection. Since its inception in 2010, Florintree has outperformed the Nifty Index by 34% on an annualized basis at the end of January 2017. 

Resource: (https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/blackstones-pe-business-co-head-mathew-cyriac-quits-to-start-own-venture/articleshow/57155495.cms?from=mdr)

About the AMC

  • Florintree Advisors Private Limited is a Private incorporated on 10 December 2010. It is classified as Non-govt company and is registered at Registrar of Companies, Mumbai. Its authorized share capital is Rs. 350,000,000 and its paid up capital is Rs. 252,100,000. 
  • Key staff

Mathew Cyriac

Mr. Mathew Cyriac is the Chairman and whole-time Director of Florintree Advisors, an India focused Alternative Asset Manager, based in Mumbai.  Mr. Cyriac was earlier a Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group and served as its Co-Head of Private Equity at Blackstone Advisors India Private Limited till February 2017.  An Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore alumnus, Mr. Cyriac joined Blackstone India in April 2006 as the second permanent employee. He is credited with building the Blackstone Private Equity business to close to $3 billion assets under management.  He serves on the board of several companies including as an independent board member of International Tractors Limited and Greatship India Limited one of the leading oil services companies in India (belongs to the Great Eastern Shipping Group). 

  • Gautam Madhvan

Director at Florintree Advisors since sept. 2018. Accomplished his MBA from University of Oxford.

Investment Philosophy (for firm)



Cyriac speaking as IIM alumnus


Mathew states the importance of relationship building at the campus and how he partnered years later with his IIM B classmate-Palaniapan Chidambaram to start Florintree. He also talks about how having a mentor in life can help you in making better career decisions.

Florintree Advisors Pvt Ltd


Basic information about the company.

Florintree buys minority stake in app-based loan provider CASHe, 1st April 2017


An investment made by Florintree.

Blackstone’s PE business co-head Mathew Cyriac quits to start own venture, 17th Feb 2017


Cyriac, senior managing director and partner, decided to leave the firm after more than a decade to launch a new fund and to become what could be called a ‘friendly activist investor’ in Indian public equities.

Analyst questions

  1. What is the investment philosophy of Florintree Advisors?
  2. According to you how important are soft skills in the investment industry?

Prepared by – Rashika Bhatia

Date -8th May 2020

Peer reviewed by – <name>



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