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About Investment Deal Summit 2018

Investment Deals Summit will focus on the latest deals on the local market, and also will shed light on what’s happening on a larger, regional scale. The conference provides opportunities to both funds and strategic partners, investors and entrepreneurs to discuss current issues, find solutions and drive the market up. The event also is an excellent platform for networking and deal initiation.

Our Speakers

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Gagan Ghai
Director
Crest Capital Group Pvt Ltd
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Raj Mishra
CEO
I-Deals Network
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Santosh Maheswari
Associate Partner
E&Y India
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Vaibhav Parikh
Partner
Nishith Desai Associates

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Neeraj Dubey
Joint Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
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Kulbhushan Parashar
Director
Corporate Capital Ventures
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Vikas Suresh
Director
KPMG India
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Hemanth Purohit
Founder & CEO,
Parahit Technologies

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Neeraj Tyagi
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
Venture Catalysts
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Manishh Anand
Founder & CEO
Utilis Capital
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Ankur Chhapolika
Group Head - Finance
QuEST Global
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Ravi Gowda
CEO
Global Mergers

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Sanjeev Babel
Associate Vice President
Mindtree Ltd
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Revathy Ashok
Startup Evangelist
Indian Angel Network
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Mr. Nalin Kumar
Head Investment Banking
IDBI Capital

Agenda - Investment Deal Summit

09:00 – 09:45 Registration and welcome coffee
09:45 - 10:00 Official Opening
10:00 – 10:45 Investment Deal Environment in India
• Good Deal vs Bad Deal
• Ease of deal making in India
10:45 – 11:00 Morning Tea/Coffee Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00 M&A and PE Deals - drivers of Indian growth story
• Opportunities and Challenges for Domestic and International investors
• M&A and PE Deals - Recent developments
12:00 – 01:00 MSME and SME deals and fundraising
• Government policies to encourage MSME and SME growth
• IPO of small rm changing narrative of fund raising
01:00 – 02:00 Luncheon
02:00 – 02:45 Startup Deals in current scenario - lessons to learn
02:45 – 03:00 Evening Tea/Coffee Networking Break
03:00 – 03:45 Legal perspective - A key in deal making
• Common legal issues (PE, VC and M&A)
• Enforceability & pitfalls
• Term sheet Negotiation
03:45 – 04:30 Importance of Tax Structuring in Investment deal
• Structuring prior to actual investment
• Structuring during the term of investment
• Structuring the exit
04:30 – 05:00 Financing in uncertain times
• Fresh investment opportunities. Sectors poised to growth
• The story behind the success of several Indian companies

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From last 20 years, I have been involved in analyzing businesses, companies and assisting in key management decisions in constantly evolving ecosystem. I have assumed very diverse roles, from being corporate treasurer, managing funds for family offices & corporate treasury, to creating valuations for startups/SMEs/PSUs/Fortune 500 companies for diverse objectives. Because of our holistic approach & rich background, we bring lot of value across asset class for clients. We have been recognized as preferred partners with many leading Institutions and Consulting firms wherein we bring our expertise and collaborate astute execution across INDIA since 2004. With our multidisciplinary expertise accentuated by our honored board of advisors, across various industry segments, we have brought clarity to difficult and complex valuation situations and to provide defendable reports to more than 1000+ cases.


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Santosh has been part of more than 100 tax due diligence exercise in variety of sectors including IT, hospitality, hotels, catering, auto components, manufacturing and other sectors. He has also been part of regulatory, tax, financial and business advisory related to group re-organization and restructuring activity. He has handled mergers, de-mergers across seven states in India and his experience includes advising on transaction structuring including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, foreign investment consulting, tax due diligence and inbound acquisitions. Has experience on restructuring services include realignment and rationalization of organizational structure in tax and regulatory efficient manner. Has extensive experience in advising clients in the areas of acquisitions, divestments, mergers, demergers, corporate restructuring, reorganizations, foreign investment consulting/ establishment of joint ventures, international tax (including PE advisory), corporate tax and business re-organization. Advised various Private Equity players on their transaction and investment structures, withholding tax issues , Tax NOC s etc. Assistance on negotiation and strategizing position from buyer and seller standpoint during a deal transaction scenario Support on framing a succession strategy for the promoters and implementing the structure.


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Mr. Vaibhav Parikh is the Partner in – charge of the Bangalore office of the multi-skilled, research-based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (www.nishithdesai.com). He is Partner in-charge of the M&A and Private Equity practice groups. He also heads the Fund Investments practice group. He is a member of firm’s executive committee. He has a wide range of experience in corporate and technology transactions. He has advised several private equity and venture capital funds in their investments, specifically in e-commerce, technology, media and life sciences industry. He also has significant experience in M&A transactions including advising on India’s largest e-commerce transaction till date. He has been passionately involved in setting up operations and raising finance for several start-up companies. He is actively involved in the Intellectual Property Practice and is in charge of industry focus group for IT, Telecom, and Media. He has advised many leading Indian e-commerce companies in their operations from a legal and regulatory stand point. He has been nominated as one of Leading Lawyer in Private Equity Practice by IFLR1000 in the year 2013. He has also been nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioners in ‘Who’s Who Legal’ for Regulatory Communications. He is recommended by Legal 500 as an expert in TMT and competition law in 2014. He has been ranked number one for TMT by Chambers and Partners in 2015. Vaibhav Parikh is regularly sought after for his extensive experience in advising on technology matters, with an emphasis on corporate transactions. He has authored several papers and lectured at several prestigious gatherings on a worldwide basis. He has also been acknowledged as a ‘Highly Recommended Lawyer’ for Outsourcing, and Telecom and IT and ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Intellectual Property by the PLC Which Lawyer? 2009. He has represented NASSCOM at a WTO symposium at Geneva for presenting a paper on ‘Movement of Natural Persons’ in 2001. He is a Charter Member of TiE, Bangalore Chapter and is also on the executive council of the Franchising Association of India.


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Mr Neeraj Dubey is a joint partner, Corporate Practice, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan. He is a corporate lawyer with over 11 years of legal experience encompassing vast gamut of business law, contract management, labour & employment laws, aviation and technology laws. He routinely counsels manufacturing and service industries on a vast range of compliances in all elements of commerce and business including contracts (negotiation, drafting and review), corporate governance, competition law, labour & employment, health & safety environment. Neeraj’s industry spreads across automobile, aviation, banking, chemicals, defense, energy, food, pharmaceuticals, information technology and waste management. Over the years, Neeraj has advised clients on entry strategies in India including choosing appropriate legal structures and their registration and licensing, conducted and advised legal audits and counselled on issues arising in due diligences. He possesses varied experience in drafting, reviewing legal documents and commercial contracts.


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Mr. Kulbhushan Parashar is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Certified Valuer. He has more than 10 years experience in Merchant Banking and has been instrumental in Corporate Restructuring, Capital Issues, Institutional Placements and Takeovers. An expert in the matters related to Capital Market and has been a source of Inspiration and thrust to the Organization.

He started his career with some of the well known Merchant Banking Companies, where he gained in depth knowledge on the working of the Capital Market. He also gained diverse experience while working with National Foundation for Corporate Governance, a trust jointly constituted by MCA, ICAI, ICSI and CII.

At present he is founder and Director of Corporate CapitalVentures Private Limited, a SEBI registered Category I Merchant Banker.


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Vikas has around 19 years of experience in Corporate advisory and valuations across diverse industries. His stints include strategic advisory at Ernst & Young India Private Limited, Corporate & Strategic Advisory at the Murugappa Group. Prior to joining KPMG, he has worked with Ernst & Young in their strategic advisory practice in India and was part of a leading South. India based the business house called the Murugappa Group. As part of the Murugappa Group, he was member of a core team involved in Corporate & Strategic Advisory for the Group and then anchored the European market for the engineering business of the Murugappa Group. During his consulting career, Vikas has worked across industry sectors including auto ancillary, Engineering, manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and information technology. Vikas has extensive experience in valuations of businesses, equity and brands and has advised a wide range of clients on merger swap ratios, joint venture situations, valuation advice to boards for divestitures or acquisitions, valuations for group consolidations, regulatory valuations, valuations for business restructuring, portfolio valuations, brands and other intangibles valuation. His key clients include ABB, DMG, Bosch, MAN, Ashok Leyland Group, GMR Group, Rane Group, BGR Energy, SICAL, Aurobindo Pharma, Wheels India, Samsung, Accel Frontline, TechMahindra, Mithra Group, Sagar Cements, etc. He has supported joint valuation discussions between JV partners for issue of shares or transfer of stakes. He has assisted clients like Ashok Leyland, DMG, Rane Group, Mahindra Group, BGR Energy, Ichikoh, Harita Group, Apotex Pharmaceuticals, Toyota Tsusho.


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A serial Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Parahit, a customer communication and engagement solutions company, with over 18+ years of experience in Sales & Distribution, Business Operations, Solutioning, Product Development, Customer Lifecycle Management and Business Automation. College drop-out, Founded eHorizons at the age of 22, with the learning curve of of next 4 years, Created one of the first commercial SIP client based contact center software in 2006. Striving for innovation, Strategizing Business Models, Managing Large Customer accounts like Telecom, Enterprises and Government. Productizing based on market needs


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Neeraj is a serial digital media entrepreneur and angel investor. He is Managing Partner at Venture Catalysts which is India's leading angel investor network and has fundraised 50M $ in 33 startups in year 2017, topping the early stage investments in India. He is passionate about entrepreneurship & is very active across startup & entrepreneur segment & is a regular feature as mentor, speaker, panelist, startup competition judge; across corporate, Industry chambers like PHD, CII & premier education institutes including IITs & IIMs. His entrepreneurial venture Emotion Digital is a pioneer digital agency having 150 professionals across 3 city offices & has handled media production and design projects for big brands including Microsoft, Google, Network 18, Educomp, ZEE TV to name a few. Professionally he is a skilled management graduate with executive education from MIT Sloan School of Management & is well versed with media technologies across all media platforms including TV, Advertising & Web.


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Manishh is the Founder & CEO of Utilis Capital, a Bengaluru based Late Seed / Pre- Series A Fund. Utilis is a sector agnostic VC fund investing in Disruptive & Innovative Technology Start-ups. He has 30+ years of Leadership experience across 11 Diverse industry domains, having founded 8 Businesses and mentored over 44 Entrepreneurs to Success. An Engineering Graduate from Bangalore University, with Post Graduate Studies in Home Electronics, Fashion Design, Cisco Network Technologies, Global IT Solutions, Mythology, Neuro-Physics, Genetic Engineering, Anthropology, Alternate & Natural Therapies, SPA & Wellness Techniques, Horology, and Renewable Energy. Prior to starting Utilis, he headed a Strategy consulting & Business advisory practice, primarily focusing on helping early stage technology companies charter their growth. Prior to that he held top management roles in a Multi-Business Conglomerate, a Healthcare & Wellness Company, and a Network Infrastructure Consulting Firm. He is an Avid Reader persistently seeking knowledge in New Realms, Die Hard Foodie, Plays Snooker & Poker, Fond of listening to Opera, Western & Indian classical music. ‌


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Mark was recently named Chairman of the Standards Review Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (“IVSC”). Mark also serves on the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. Mark is a member of the Business Valuations Committee of the ASA where he also serves as Chairman of the Business Valuation Standards and Technical Issues subcommittees. Mark is on the Advisory Council of the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, Mark was inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame. Mark is also Managing Director of Acuitas, Inc. an Atlanta Georgia based valuation and litigation consultancy firm. Mark is the practice leader of the firm’s valuation practice. Mark is a frequent presenter and author on valuation issues. He is on the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center and the National Judicial College teaching business valuation concepts to judges. Mark is author of Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation 2nd ed published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2013). Mark is also the author of the course, “Fair Value Accounting: A Critical New Skill for All CPAs” published by the AICPA. Mark is also co-author of several portfolios related to Fair Value Measurement published by Bloomberg BNA.


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Ankur Chhapolika, a Chartered accountant and Company secretary, poses a unique blend of Consulting and Industry experience as he was associated with Deloitte and QuEST. He is presently acting as corporate advisor to QuEST group (Ex – Global Head of Tax) on global taxation and M&A matters. He has been instrumental in advising QuEST on more than ten acquisitions spanning across US, UK, Australia, Germany, Romania, Japan and India. He has been vital in sale side advisory, acquisition structuring, funding structures, choice of acquisition vehicle, repatriation planning, ETR optimization strategies, PPA etc. He played a key role in fund raise of $350 mn by QuEST from Bain Capital, GIC and Advent in February 2016. He has extensive experience in structuring the acquisition of IPR’s, valuation of IPR and defending the same during tax assessments. He has an experience of over a decade in manufacturing and information technology industries with regard to corporate taxation compliances across tax jurisdictions including US, Europe, India and Asia Pacific addressing structuring requirements, cross border M&A, demergers and other business reorganizations, transfer pricing, taxation of IPR’s, indirect taxes in India (GST, ST etc.), EU VAT, social security taxes and personal taxation. He has represented and successfully completed tax assessments before tax authorities in developed countries like USA, Italy, Spain, Japan etc. He has also led large number of state aid projects/grants for QuEST in USA, India, Romania etc. He has also led large number of R&D claim projects for QuEST in USA, Italy, UK etc. He has extensive experience in advising companies on foreign trade policy matters and has assisted companies in securing FTP incentives. He has interacted and presented complex tax structures/issues in easy to understand format to the Board and Audit Committee.


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Mr. Gowda has over twenty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in USA and India. He started his career with AT&T Bell Labs in USA; managed various software and quality initiative projects for about ten years. Then he started his own company Global Associates, Inc. in 1995 in USA that offered staff augmentation, project out-souring, and training services to many fortune 500 companies. Since then he has added few more companies to his portfolio, he is also Angel Investor, holds advisory role to companies. Specialties: Merger & Acquisition, Equity Fund Advisory, Business Creation, Project Management.


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In my career, I have worked across multiple functions of the organization. These include creation & execution of growth & margin strategies, increasing the productivity of rain makers, running initiatives that have organization wide impact, and providing consulting services to clients. This varied work experiences have enabled me to develop several invaluable skills that are required to manage a technology business.


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I am passionate about Women's Economic Empowerment and evangelising entrepreneurship , actively involved in a number of startups helping them with their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance. ‌


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Senior Management at IDBI Capital. Head Investment Banking and Private wealth division.
MBA (IIM – Calcutta), B.Tech (IIT – Kharagpur) with 25 years of experience in financial services including corporate and investment banking as well as investing.
Has worked in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai
Has worked at HSBC, J.P. Morgan, DSP Merrill Lynch, JM Morgan Stanley.
Has Worked as Managing Director at Rabobank and CEO at First Rand India
Independent Director on Boards of various companies including Bodal Chemicals Limited


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William A. Hanlin is the founder and managing partner of Hanlin Moss Yi, PS and is the current President & CEO of the International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA). He is a part-time professor and research fellow at the Chinese Central University of Finance of Economics. He is an honorary member and serves as an advisor to the Standards Committee of China Appraisal Society


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Varun Gupta is the country managing director for India. He set up the firm’s operations in India and is responsible for its overall growth and strategic direction. Additionally, he oversees the Southeast Asia and Japan operations of the firm. Varun has over 20 years of experience in valuation and financial advisory services. He has advised clients across a wide range of industries including IT/ ITES, energy (conventional as well as renewable), pharma and life sciences, infrastructure, internet and eCommerce, telecom, media and entertainment, etc. He has provided valuation opinions for purposes as diverse as financial reporting, strategic decision making, tax planning, restructuring, collateralization, transfer pricing, litigation and dispute resolution. Besides valuation of businesses in general, he specializes in valuation of early stage companies, intangible assets (e.g., brands, intellectual property, IPR&D, etc.) complex financial instruments, contingent consideration and ESOPs. He has also provided expert witness testimony in courts of law. His prior experience includes stints with the valuation and financial advisory arms of Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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Santosh is a managing director in the Valuation Advisory Services practice in Bangalore. He is responsible for overseeing key engagements, relationships and strategic initiatives for Indian operations. Santosh has more than 15 years of experience in valuation and financial advisory services. In the last 15 years, Santosh has managed and has provided a range of financial advisory services including Due Diligence, Valuation, IFRS & USGAAP assignments, Business Plan Review, M&A, Internal Audit, Accounting Assistance and Risk Advisory services. Santosh has managed and executed a range of financial advisory engagements for Agriculture industry, Automobile, Consumer Durables, e-Commerce, Hospitality & leisure, Infrastructure, IT & ITeS, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media, Natural Resources, Petro-chemicals, Pharma & Healthcare, Power, Refineries, Real estate, Telecom & Textiles. He has provided financial advisory to clients for purposes such as financing, project finance, mergers & acquisitions, negotiations, settlement of disputes, strategic assessment, accounting and tax reporting etc.


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Based out of Singapore, Yang Yen Thaw is a CoAggregator, M&A specialist, cross-border consultant, investor and an entrepreneurial lawyer. He is the Managing Director of 2iB Partners, a specialist M&A company that provides the full suite of services and pioneers the CoAggregation® model which is a deft combination of M&A with organic growth that helps SMEs scale up, internationalize and innovate their systems. He has worked as a corporate lawyer for 25 years in different jurisdictions. Apart from living and working in Singapore, India, Japan and Hong Kong, he was involved in mergers and acquisitions in companies based in US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and France. He has also assisted companies extensively in doing business in China


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Rao is a Proven Expert with approximetely 20 years of experience in Merger & Acquisitions and Capital markets in Indonesia. This is acknowledged by the leading roles that he held in Delloite- Indonesia, UBS - Indonesia, Credit Suisse - Singapore, etc. His track record for success to clients is exemplery. He is the founder of and holds a license as a Certified Public Business Valuer from The Ministry of Finance, Indonesia and is registered with Bapepam. Rao is the Managing Partner of KJPP RAO, YUHAL & Rekan, a registered Public Appraiser in Indonesia.


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Vikas is currently working as Director - Valuations with KPMG India. He has around 15 years of experience in Corporate advisory and valuations across diverse industries.His stints include strategic advisory at Ernst & Young India Private Limited, Corporate & Strategic Advisory at the Murugappa Group. Vikas has extensive experience in valuations of businesses, equity and brands and has advised a wide range of clients on merger swap ratios, joint venture situations, valuation advice to boards for divestitures or acquisitions, valuations for group consolidations, regulatory valuations, valuations for business restructuring, portfolio valuations and intangibles valuation. He is an alumuns of ICAI.


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Raj Mishra is Founder and CEO of I-Deals Network. He has total experience of 14 years as an entrepreneur .Prior to I-Deals Network he was also involved in launching HR Startup. He has also worked in companies like Star Tv, Newscorp and FPSB India..He has mentored Startups and helped them in fundraising.He is also invited on panels of different Startup Events. He enjoys reading books and travelling is his passion. ‌


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Namit Jain, an enthusiastic entrepreneur and dynamic personality started his career from Mumbai as a Chartered Accountant. Prior to starting ONN Bikes, Namit was working as a Management Consultant with PwC and EY for 3 years. Namit along with Shanky Munoth launched ONN Bikes in Nov 2016, to provide frugal two wheeler rental solutions to the ever-increasing population of migrants and travellers in major cities and tourist hubs across India. ONN Bikes was launched with a vision to provide access to mobility in the most affordable way for every individual. Company is currently offering rental solutions starting from min of 4 hours to max of 1 year. In last one year, company has expanded its business on both B2B and B2C front and partnered with leading companies like UBER, OLA, Swiggy and Foodpanda. ‌


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Karthik specializes in advising clients on stakeholder value maximization strategies through fundraising, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic advisories. •A commerce graduate from Madras University,Karthik is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience with Deloitte.At Deloitte, Karthik was leading the southern india practice for Fund Raising, Mergers& Acquisitions specific sectors.Karthik has worked across offices in India and United States and has extensive experience across various functional lines covering corporate finance,restructuring services and dispute resolutions. ‌


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Manishh is the Founder & CEO of Utilis Capital, a Bengaluru based Late Seed / Pre- Series A Fund. Utilis is a sector agnostic VC fund investing in Disruptive & Innovative Technology Start-ups. He has 30+ years of Leadership experience across 11 Diverse industry domains, having founded 8 Businesses and mentored over 44 Entrepreneurs to Success. An Engineering Graduate from Bangalore University, with Post Graduate Studies in Home Electronics, Fashion Design, Cisco Network Technologies, Global IT Solutions, Mythology, Neuro-Physics, Genetic Engineering, Anthropology, Alternate & Natural Therapies, SPA & Wellness Techniques, Horology, and Renewable Energy. Prior to starting Utilis, he headed a Strategy consulting & Business advisory practice, primarily focusing on helping early stage technology companies charter their growth. Prior to that he held top management roles in a Multi-Business Conglomerate, a Healthcare & Wellness Company, and a Network Infrastructure Consulting Firm. He is an Avid Reader persistently seeking knowledge in New Realms, Die Hard Foodie, Plays Snooker & Poker, Fond of listening to Opera, Western & Indian classical music. ‌


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Ankur Chhapolika, a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, is the acting corporate advisor to the QuEST group on global taxation and company law matters. QuEST Global is a pioneer in the engineering service industry (estimated to be at $621Bn) which is currently witnessing dynamism, aggregation and consolidation as well as a technological disruption as it move towards Industrie 4.0.

Ankur has been instrumental in advising QuEST on more than ten acquisitions spanning across US, UK, Australia, Germany, Romania, Japan and India viz sale side advisory, acquisition structuring, funding structures, choice of acquisition vehicle, repatriation planning, ETR optimization strategies, PPA etc. He has extensive experience in structuring the acquisition of IPR’s, valuation of IPR and defending the same during tax assessments. He has also played a key role in investor relations and raising $350 mn funds from Bain Capital, GIC and Advent in 2016 for the company. ‌


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Mr. Chander Sawhney, a seasoned professional is a Fellow Member of ICAI (2005), also holding Membership of ICSI (2007), besides being a Certified Valuer – ICAI (2011). He possesses post qualification experience of over 12 years in Investment Banking, specializing in Business Valuations, M&A, Transactions Advisory and Corporate Deals. He is a Partner & Head of Valuation & Deals Department of Corporate Professionals Capital Pvt. Ltd., a SEBI Registered Merchant Banker (Cat-I), headquartered at New Delhi. He is providing sophisticated and robust advisory with ability to identify and manage strategic issues, both regulatory & commercial and guiding his clients in making well informed investment decisions. He has executed 750 Valuations (worth 25Bn$) including Business, Shares, Derivatives, M&A and Intangible valuations for eminent clients covering various Industries including Auto, Chemicals, e-commerce, FMCG, Financial Services, Healthcare & Pharma, Hotels, Industrial Machinery, Internet Software and Service, Logistics, Media & Entertainment, Metals and Mining, Mobile VAS, Power and Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Sugar, Tourism etc. Mr. Sawhney is a Member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM and visiting faculty to ICSI, Business Leadership Programme of SOIL and IMT, leading B schools. He is the face behind India’s first and only online web portal in the unstructured field of Business Valuations viz. www.corporatevaluations.in. Mr. Sawhney has addressed several conferences and seminars organized by ASSOCHAM, PHD, IICA, ICAI, ICSI, VC Circle, Headstart Delhi, Rotary Club, CKF etc. He has contributed numerous Articles on Business Valuation, Valuation under IND-AS, Startup Valuation, Sweat Equity Valuation, Registered Valuer, Impairment Charge, GAAR, Tax treatment on sale of Unlisted shares etc. including quotes, which have been published in leading financial daily and business magazines. He is also currently writing a comprehensive book on Business Valuations in India. Mr. Sawhney has also gained global exposure by travelling overseas to United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, Dubai and Australia for Valuation, Transaction & Deal advisory and negotiations. ‌


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Manish is a partner with Grant Thornton and has more than a decade of experience in the area of valuation, research and corporate finance. Manish has been involved in offering valuation consulting services for some of the large and reputed Indian companies in various sectors including IT, Telecom, Healthcare, manufacturing, financial services etc. He has significant experience in valuation of businesses, intangible assets and complex financial instruments for transactions, dispute and compliance. Manish is an MBA from MDI (Gurgaon) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). He is also a CFA (CFA institute, USA) and FRM (GARP, USA). ‌


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Lata is leader of the Valuation Practice with BDO India. She has specialized knowledge in areas of valuation of business, intangibles, IFRS etc. Lata has carried out valuation for Arbitration/disputes, Mergers & Acquisition, Regulatory based valuation involving regulators such as SEBI, RBI, High Court, Income Tax, etc. Lata has represented before domestic and international arbitration panel as an expert witness for various corporate and supported counsel for cross examination of counter party valuations etc. She has undertaken 1,000+ valuations in her career. ‌


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I am passionate about Women's Economic Empowerment and evangelising entrepreneurship , actively involved in a number of startups helping them with their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance. ‌


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Sandesh Hegde is a Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India . Also passed the uniform CPA exam from state of Michigan. In his previous role Sandesh was a Associate Director for Corporate Finance - Valuations with BDO Consulting India. Currently he manages his own finance & strategy consulting practice working with a diverse list of listed / privately held companies, consultancies & VC’s / PE’s. Additionally he is also a mentor for startups, being one of the mentors on Startupbootcamp (leading global accelerator program). He is also associated as Head – Valuations (India) for BizEquity a global cloud based valuation platform. their business strategy and promoting transparency and good governance. ‌


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Rishi is a director in the Valuation Advisory Services group and is based in Mumbai. He is responsible for overseeing Portfolio Valuations and Secondary Market Advisory in India. Rishi has over 14 years of financial advisory experience, both on the consulting and client side. His clients primarily include alternative asset managers, including private equity funds, hedge funds and credit funds both in India and in the U.S and U.K. Rishi specializes in mark-to- market valuations across diverse portfolios of illiquid and privately-held securities including loans, bonds, convertibles, preferred equity, equity, and derivatives under the guidelines of IFRS 13, ASC§820 or the equivalent local GAAP standard. Rishi returned to Duff & Phelps in 2015 through the firm’s acquisition of American Appraisal. Prior to joining American Appraisal, Rishi provided Apollo Global Management, then a $160bn investment firm, a range of internal advisory services for its Credit funds domiciled in the United States, India and Singapore. Prior to this stint, Rishi worked with the Avista Houlihan Lokey partnership in India, and Duff & Phelps in the New York office where he advised Board of Directors, CFOs and Controllers on a variety of valuations of businesses and assets for transaction, financial reporting and tax purposes across a broad spectrum of industries. Rishi has also been a speaker on valuation-related topics at forums organized by the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA), VCCircle and ASSOCHAM. Rishi received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. Rishi has passed the FINRA Series 7 exam and is a CFA charter holder. ‌