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Ajay Garg is the founder of Equirus Capital. Ajay is a veteran investment banker, with over 22 years of experience in Investment Banking. He is acknowledged as being amongst the top dealmakers in the country. He started his career with DSP Merrill Lynch where he was involved with several landmark deals during his stint there between 1996–2002. Prior to setting up Equirus in 2007, he was the group CEO of a leading investment bank which he co-founded. Ajay holds a first degree in engineering and is a postgraduate in management from IIM, Ahmedabad. Ajay can be reached at email@example.com
Rajiv Agarwal is currently associated with the private equity set-up of Rare Enterprises ("Rare") as a Principal. Rare enterprises is and asset management firm owned by Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.
He started his career with Accenture in 1993 and spent 12 years consulting with over 70+ organizations in India, Europe, South East Asia and Middle East. During this period he has worked in diverse industries such as Airlines, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Engineering and Construction, Iron and Steel, Pharmaceuticals and Oil & Gas. Rajiv joined Rare Enterprises in 2005 to assist Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala with his investments in sectors such sectors such as education and healthcare, digital media, oil & gas, healthcare and biotechnology. Rajiv is a B. Tech-Chemical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University. Rajiv currently holds Directorship with Aptech Ltd., Care Hospitals, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., John Energy and Concord Biotech.
Mr. Deepak Singhal is the Independent Director on the Board of Equirus Capital.
Mr. Singhal has an experience of over 3 decades with the Reserve Bank of India and a record of successful delivery through a range of challenging and diverse assignments. As Regional Director, he headed the crucial New Delhi Office of RBI for over two years.
Mr. Singhal has handled key responsibilities in Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Corporate Strategy, Budgeting and Corporate Services. He was responsible for issue of detailed guidelines on implementation of Basel III and for assessment of additional capital requirements for Indian banks to meet Basel III minimum ratio till March 2018. He retired as the Executive Director in 2019.
Mr. Singhal has a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Allahabad University. He is Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and has done a Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management from Jaipur.
Ajit Deshmukh has over 25 years of management and leadership experience. He has been associated with Equirus in leading the technology space and had played a leadership role in cross border Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and fund raising for technology companies in IT industry & Investment Banking industry. He also heads the digital practise where we work with new age tech driven startups on their seed, growth capital, and M&A requirements. Prior to joining Equirus he was the founder of Wizarth Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm that offered financial advisory service to cross boarder M&A transactions.
Mr. Deshmukh has been working with founders of IT companies and CEOs of High growth companies in their Inorganic Initiatives. He brings in an unique combination of understanding of Technology, Business, Entrepreneurship allowing him to be an Advisor of choice for several companies. He has successfully handled Technology leadership positions at Citigroup and US Dept. of Defence. Ajit has nearly 15 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in IT and Financial services. He is a Post Graduate from NCST and BE in Electronics from Mumbai University. Ajit can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harsh Dugar is the Head of the Wholesale Banking Division at The Federal Bank Ltd. He joined Federal Bank in 2016, after completing 20 years in Corporate Banking, HDFC Bank.
Dugar brings along a significantly rich expertise in the field of Corporate Banking which spans across various Verticals and Geographies. His scope of work extends Pan India with complete responsibility on various aspects under Corporate, Institutional and Commercial Banking.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Accounting & Finance from the University of Calcutta as a University Topper. He is a qualified CWA with All India Rank holding and holds a Gold Medal in CFA along with an All India Rank . He was also a part time faculty with ICFAI Business School, Kolkata during his initial career.
Mr. Shankar Vailaya has more than 25 years of rich experience in financial services. Mr Vailaya was part of the founding team at Sharekhan and during his 22 years stint help build one of the best retail broking platform with strong online presence. He played pivotal role in getting various Private Equity investors like Intel, Carlyle, HSBC, GA Partners, Citi Ventures and Barings Private Equity. Sharekhan was eventually sold to BNP Paribas and Mr Vailaya oversaw the successful transition of Sharekhan becoming part of a global MNC.
Mr. Vailaya is qualified CA.
Bhavesh has an experience of over 22 years in Investment Banking and has been focussed on deal origination and execution across sectors. Bhavesh joined Equirus Capital from Avener Capital where he was the CEO to set up the investment banking business. Prior to that, Bhavesh was with JM Financial group for over 20 years. As a Managing Director – Investment Banking at JM Financial, he headed the Financial Sponsor Group and co-headed the Emerging Clients Division. He has been closely involved and instrumental in originating and closing some of the significant and marquee deals in the Indian private equity and capital markets. In 2006, he was with Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong, for a brief period covering the private equity investors in the Asia Pacific region. Bhavesh is a CFA charter holder from ICFAI, India, as well as from the CFA Institute, Virginia, USA. He can be reached at email@example.com
Sandeep has over 15 years of Technology & Management experience across Investment banking, Manufacturing & Education. Prior to Equirus, he was associated with ICICI Corporate Business Group. Sandeep has successfully closed multiple cross border M&A transactions in the IT space. He is a B.Tech in Textile Technology from NIT and a MBA in Banking & Finance from Nanyang Business School, Singapore. Sandeep can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 14 years of rich and diverse experience in Investment Banking, Kavita has been associated with the execution of numerous deals in equity capital markets. She has been part of several landmark transaction in Indian capital markets and have dealt with clients across sectors be it private, public and government. Prior to her current role, Kavita was associated with SBI Capital Markets Limited. She is a post graduate in management from University of Mumbai.
Donald D'Souza is the Managing Director & Co-Head of Investment Banking at Equirus. He has been leading the BFSI space and driving the New Initiatives for the company. He comes with more than 25 years of experience in Investment banking. Prior to Equirus he was associated with HDFC Bank as Head of Equity Capital Markets in its Investment Banking division. He had held key positions at IIFL, Kotak, CLSA and JM Financial. He has worked with some of India's leading corporates and private equity groups and has expertise in most equity products in Investment Banking. Donald is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad (1995) batch. He can be reached at email@example.com
Maulik has over 10 years of experience across Equity Research in the Oil & Gas and Textile sector. Before entering into Capital Market, he worked for 2 years with Tata Consultancy Services as project leader. He is a Computer Engineer, Post graduate from NMIMS, and has also cleared CFA, USA and FRM examinations.
Mr. Venkatraghavan S. leads the Equity Capital Markets vertical. He has been working in the Investment Banking space for over 23 years, managing Capital Markets and M&A transactions across sectors.
Prior to Equirus, he was associated with IDFC Bank as Managing Director & Head – ECM. During his 15-year stint at IDFC’s Investment Banking practice (and in SSKI, before it was acquired by IDFC), he has successfully led many leading company IPOs & QIPs. He also had a stint with SBI Capital Markets for over 7 years advising on M&A and Advisory transactions. Venkatraghavan is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad (1996) Batch and IIT, Madras. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the Key Transactions:
IPOs, FPOs, QIPs, OFS, Rights: having started the Capital Markets practice in SSKI, has led all the transactions including 37 IPOs (including 1 of an Infrastructure Investment Trust), 4 FPOs, 2 Rights, 5 OFS and 43 QIPs.
During the tenure with SBI Capital Markets, his major completed assignments included advising the Government in the divestment of VSNL, and advising Sterlite in their successful bid for Hindustan Zinc Limited (including managing the ensuing Open Offer).
Munish Aggarwal has over 14 years of work experience in investment banking and capital markets across India and South East Asia. Munish anchors the industry practice in Industrials and building materials and has led multiple marquee transactions. Prior to Equirus, he was working with JPMorgan India across the India and South East Asian region. He is a B.Tech in Textile Technology and MBA finance from Symbiosis, Pune. Munish can be reached at email@example.com
Munish Aggarwal has over 14 years of work experience in investment banking and capital markets across India and Viraj Mehta has over 11 years of experience in the field of investing with an excellent and proven track record. The Equirus Long Horizon fund (ELHF) is one of the best performing funds since its launch in October 2016. Viraj was selected by Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as part of “Asia’s Master Stock Picker” series for India. He had been part of the award winning fund management team at Franklin Templeton Investments managing an AUM of ~US$ 6bn. Viraj had also been the lead analyst for managing the small companies fund at Franklin Templeton Investments. He is a MBA from MDI, Gurgaon & Chemical Engineer from Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad. Viraj can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevil has over 12yrs+ of experience in the Equity markets. In his last assignment at CGS-CIMB, he headed the Sales Team and covered Domestic MF, Insurance, AIF, PMS & International Accounts. He is an B.E. Electronics and MBA Finance.
Nevil can be reached at email@example.com
Ashutosh has over 10 years of experience in Equity research and 3 years in manufacturing. He was ranked No. 1 for Earning estimates in Auto Sector at Thomson Star Mine Analyst awards 2015. Prior to Investment banking, he has worked with Hindustan Zinc as Mining Engineer. He has done his B-Tech in Mining from IIT BHU and MBA from NMIMS. Ashutosh can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandeep has over 17 years of Experience as an Equity Analyst covering the IT Services sector. Prior to Equirus, he was associated with CGS-CIMB Securities (India) Private Limited / CIMB Group, where he was a Director and Lead Equity Analyst for Institutional desk. He has also worked with RBS Equities India, ICICI Securities and Motilal Oswal Securities in his previous assignments. He is a Chartered Accountant. Sandeep can be reached at email@example.com
Viraj Mehta has over 11 years of experience in the field of investing with an excellent and proven track record. The Equirus Long Horizon fund (ELHF) is one of the best performing funds since its launch in October 2016. Viraj was selected by Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as part of “Asia’s Master Stock Picker” series for India. He had been part of the award winning fund management team at Franklin Templeton Investments managing an AUM of ~US$ 6bn. Viraj had also been the lead analyst for managing the small companies fund at Franklin Templeton Investments. He is a MBA from MDI, Gurgaon & Chemical Engineer from Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad. Viraj can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vinay Pai is Head – Fixed Income at Equirus Capital. He has over 28 years of experience in Financial Services industry and specialises in Fixed Income Markets, Intermediation, Origination, Distribution, Prior to Equirus, he was associated with Edelweiss,. In his earlier stint with the Exchanges MSC SX & BSE, he has been instrumental in setting up the Debt Segment at the exchange, OTC Reporting & Settlement Platform, and have represented the exchanges for COBOSAC Committee for Bond market Development. Vinay can be reached at email@example.com
Ankur has total work experience of 16 years, large part of which has been in the Consumer Banking & Wealth Management industry across Sales, Products and Investment Advisory verticals. Prior to setting up Equirus Wealth, he was associated with Citibank for over a decade, where his last assignment was Senior VP and National Head – Investments Sales. He has also worked with JP Morgan, ICICI Bank & Asian Paints in past. He holds a degree in engineering and is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta. He has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Investment Professionals in the country” in the year 2019 under the “40-under-40 program” conducted by AIWMI (Association of International Wealth Management of India) and IAAIF (Indian Association of Alternate Investments Funds) in partnership with Business World Magazine.
Rahul is the Business Head at EWPL. He has total work experience of 12+ years in Wealth Management field, where he has garnered extensive experience in Investments Sales & Advisory. Prior to joining EWPL, he was associated with Citibank as Vice President and Investment Sales Head for Citi @ Work segment. He has also worked with IndusInd Bank & HSBC Global Asset Management in past. He holds a degree in engineering and is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad.
Ankur is the Area Director for North and East regions at EWPL. He has over 16 years of experience across Banking, Wealth Management & Insurance industries. Over the last few years, he has been extensively involved in building & driving Consumer Banking and Wealth Management business for Citibank in NCR region across multiple roles. Prior to joining EWPL, he was heading one of the large Citibank Branch in Delhi as the Branch Head.
Amit is the Area Director for Mumbai region at EWPL. He has 14+ years of work experience across Asset Management Companies, Wealth Management & Banking industry. Prior to joining EWPL, he has worked with HSBC Global Asset Management and was part of the Investment Counselor team of Citibank, advising ultra high net clients on their investment portfolio. He has done his Masters in Business Economics from School of Economics DAVV Indore.
Devang heads Research & Advisory at EWPL. He has 10 years of work experience across Retail Bank Client Segmentation Strategy, Wealth Management and Investment Banking. Prior to joining EWPL, he was associated with Citibank heading their Citigold Wealth Management proposition. He also has rich experience of executing G3 Currency Bond transactions during his stint with JPMorgan. He is an alumnus of Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.
Vijay has over 20 years of experience in Infrastructure, Pharma, Healthcare and IT sector. He is currently associated with Equirus as an Advisor. Mr. Agrawal is a qualified Chartered Accountant and had worked with professional and corporate organization. He has also played a key role in leading key business process re-structuring initiatives along with concluding various successful M & A transactions and fund-raising activities successfully leading to elevated financial gains and enhanced systems parameters. His organizational strengths are being an effective communicator having excellent networking, leadership and negotiation skills with a proven track record of creating new business opportunities providing a strong sup- port system for the accomplishment of organizational goals through a positive work environment and adherence to ethics.
Vijay started his career in April 1997 as an Associate with Mr. S.S.Gupta, Chartered Accountant where he was involved in dealing with the whole gamut of taxation issues from advising clients on tax optimizations, indirect tax implications to representing clients before various appellate authorities. During this stint, he co- authored a book "How To Meet Your Obligation under Service Tax" published by Taxman. In a career spanning more than two decades, Mr. Agrawal has achieved several records in his capacity as an accomplished finance professional like starting the Indirect Tax Division of Haribhakti & Co. and building its Indirect Tax Advisory practice. He was involved in multiple M & A transactions and tax advisory services during his stint with one of the Big Four Accounting Firm. He has advised clients in various sectors like Infrastructure, Industrial, Steel, Cement, Hospitals, Hospitality, Technology etc.
Vijay has done his Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is a Commerce graduate from GS College of Commerce and Economics, Nagpur. He also attended a course in Senior Management Programme in Banking, Corporate, Finance, Management, Marketing, Strategy from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
An experienced Fixed Income and Capital Markets professional with over 30 Years of Experience in various reputed organizations including Head – Institutional Sales, Treasury – HDFC Bank Ltd, spanning interests across Capital Markets - Origination, Distribution and Management of Trading Risks, Capital Raising , Advisory Services for Investment Portfolios, Management of Intermediary services Debt Market players, He has also been Trustee of HDFC Bank Employees Provident Fund. Conducted several seminars on “Introduction to Indian debt Market” in Marathi for Treasuries of Cooperative Banks across Maharashtra and on “Effective Management of Investment Portfolio” for Retirement Trusts across India.
We are looking for Analysts with experience in equity research across sectors, having sound skills in client recognition and stock picking.
- Professional qualifications: CA/MBA (premier institutes only)/CFA
- Ability to conduct quality research and equity analysis to come up with stock picking ideas.
- Ability to take up challenges and work in a fast growth environment and interact comfortably with senior management, vendors, and various other stakeholders, and to be able to articulate his/her views competently.
Analyst should be able to deliver high quality research reports and interact with fund managers on the buy-side to resolve their queries and to pitch stock ideas for investments to them. Most importantly, candidates/incumbents should be passionate about analysis of companies and generating stock picking ideas.
We are looking for Associates who are highly motivated individuals with strong analytical skills to provide support for Equity offerings, M&A, and other Financial advisory services we offer to our clients.
Equirus provide challenging opportunities to work on multiple prestigious / exclusive and live domestic/cross border M&A mandates, capital market transactions, and PE fund raising for high growth companies. It also gives you an opportunity to get front-end deal experience with exposure to the entire deal cycle, pitching, end-to-end client interaction, managing Due Diligence and Transaction closure
- Professional qualifications : MBA's ( premier institutes only) / CA/CFA’s spiring to build an entrepreneurial career
- Having 2-3 years of experience working with IB firms, Corporate Strategy, or Transaction Advisory to be an integral part of a growing family of professionals.
Associates would be expected to get actively involved at every stage of the transaction, working closely with middle / senior management teams. They should be analytical, have the ability to multi-task, be persuasive, and should possess excellent number crunching analytical skills and have the appetite to grow both as a person and as a professional.
Sr. Associate / Associate - Investment Banking – Digital (Mumbai)
Key Role :
- Candidate should have experience working for Fintech / Enterprise SAS Transactions.
- Candidate shall be responsible assisting the leadership team in conducting & taking lead in industry research, market mapping, preparing mandate pitches, client interface be a part of end‐to‐end deal making cycle for multiple sell‐side/ buyside mandates over the years, candidate should aspire to move up the ladder, with the growing organization in building up and leading own teams independently.
Interested candidates can send resume on firstname.lastname@example.org
PMS Analyst at Ahmedabad
Key Role :
- Sharing/discussing investment ideas
- Updation of all the companies under coverage and ownership
- Portfolio management assistance across clients
- Preparing investment note for IC
- Other occasional writing assignments as and when required
Interested Candidates share resume at email@example.com
Senior Associate /Associate (Industrial Sector)-Mumbai)
Key Role :
- Assisting the leadership team in conducting & taking lead in industry research, market mapping, preparing mandate pitches, client interface.
- Be a touch point from data mining to preparation of marketing materials with command over Excel, PowerPoint, and Bloomberg.
- Be a part of end- to- end deal making cycle for multiple sell- side/ buyside mandates.
- Candidate would be expected to get actively involved at every stage of the transaction, working closely with middle / senior management teams - leading the transaction until it gets closed (client visits, meetings, bilateral discussions, commercial negotiations, due- diligence, transaction closure agreements).
- The candidate will primarily be focused on both origination and execution efforts. With respect to the origination efforts, he/she will manage the entire process of the preparation of origination materials (including writing industry themes, market updates and financial analyses) as well as assisting and playing a pivotal role in presenting ideas in meetings. With respect to the execution efforts, he/she will manage the day-to-day operations of executing all aspects of any transaction (i.e., preparation of information materials, conducting financial analyses, coordination with outside lawyers / accountants, assisting the team with client matters on a day-to-day basis, etc.) for M&A, PE as well as Capital Market txns.
Interested Candidates share resume at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Sales -Mumbai
Key Role :
- Work with Institutional Sales team in servicing existing clients, acquiring new clients, developing relationships for US geography.
- Understanding fundamental research reports written by the team and marketing them to Institutional clients.
- Person should be able to confidently pitch stock ideas to buy side fund managers and resolve their queries if any.
- We are looking for about 2‐6 years of relevant experience.
Interested Candidates share resume at email@example.com