Dec 2007 - Jan 2008


Participated in a one-month intensive Investment Banking Institute training focused on (i) financial statement analysis, (ii) valuation methodologies and  (iii) financial modeling

Sep 2006 - Jun 2007

Masters of Science in Operations Research, GPA 3.7/4.0


Aided Prof. Pires and Prof. Chayes in instructing courses on Biodiversity and Mathematics for undergraduate students

Worked as a Research Assistant at Anderson School of Management for an Executive MBA course

Jun 2002 - Jun 2006

BEng in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering


Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present


Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd.


  • Identifying M&A and PE opportunities, building pitches, proposals, company & industry analysis for client discussion
  • Proficient in financial modeling, deal structuring, valuation techniques, deal marketing and negotiations
  • Lead the responsibility among the core team in building a strong relationship network of PE funds, Investment Banks and companies across India and US in multiple industry sectors
  • Currently leading the team responsible for setting up the US entity within Avendus; responsibilities including FINRA registration, SEBI compliance etc.
  • Strong understanding and focus in the Information Technology, F&B, Outsourcing, Telecom and Media industries

Deal Experience

  • Advising founding members of a leading IT conglomerate in setting up a new entity through domestic and overseas acquisitions, on the buy side
  • Working with multibillion dollar companies in the Transaction Processing, Media and Food segments on their India Entry strategy, on the buy side
  • Advising a FMCG leader in India on their growth strategy in the paper segment in India and overseas, on the buy side
  • Working on the buy side with two billion dollar companies in the outsourcing space globally, on mapping of potential targets and deal structuring in the Healthcare outsourcing and Offshore Analytics segments
  • Advising a US company in the SAP consulting space on their structured sale transaction to a leading IT mid-cap player
  • Marketing a US based Analytics company and a US based media research firm on their strategic sale
  • Working closely with a group on scrap metal trading companies in the US and an Indian player on a potential structured transaction with the Indian company acquiring majority in all the US based companies, on the buy side
Jul 2007 - May 2008

Analyst, Planning and Analytics Team

  • Projecting the sales for the Fall'08 Season through advanced modeling in MS Excel using the sales history and the Real Estate Model by correlation of our business model to those of the competitors
  • Performing cost benefit analysis for the possible candidate locations of a New Distribution Center, catering to the business requirements of different departments within the company
  • Using research and business reports from leading financial firms to find out our market position to analyze the business models of the market leaders, thereby broadening our growth and market capitalization
Mar 2007 - Jun 2007

Research Assistant

Anderson School of Management, University of California, LA
  • Led the discussion on the consulting project with the industry client for their strategic restructuring and valuation analysis
  • Resulted in company being able to overcome accounting loopholes and leverage its assets more effectively for higher debt financing


Looking for a career within the private equity industry at a global growth capital / buyout fund in India


I am currently working as an Investment Banking Analyst at Avendus Capital, focused on the M&A practice across different industry segments, with a strong focus on IT & ITeS, F&B, Media industries. I am proficient in financial modeling, structuring, valuation techniques, deal marketing and negotiations and my responsibilities revolve around identifying M&A and PE opportunities, building pitches, proposals, company & industry analysis for client discussion


Dec 2007- Present

Network of Indian Professionals, New York Chapter           

Community Services Chairman

  • Responsible for community relations development of one of the biggest non-profits based in the United States of America.
  • Started a career development center for students and collaboration of social events with other non-profits

Sep 2006- June 2007

Engineering Graduate Student Association, UCLA                                                                     

Events Manager

  • Developed sponsor relations and increased the capital of the group by twice in 2 quarters resulting in the successful organization of various social and cultural events at the University


Investments, M&A, reading and a wide range of sports


MS Excel (with VBA), MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Bloomberg, Factset, Capital IQ, Mergermarket, SQL, SAS, Matlab


  • Awarded a Fellowship from UCLA for the year 2006-07 for my Masters Degree
  • Conferred with the J.N. Tata Scholar Title for the year 2006-07 and awarded a scholarship of $15,000
  • Received the prestigious Indo-American Young Achiever Award for the year 2006-07
  • Managed the distribution of notebooks to about 1500 underprivileged children every year in the suburbs of Mumbai