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About the Business Valution Summit 2018

International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) in collaboration with I-Deals Network are organizing the 3rd Business Valuation (BV) Summit in Delhi with International Institute of Business Valuers (iiBV), Corporate Professionals (CP) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) as Knowledge Partners. Apart from experts from IVSC, iiBV, stakeholders from India, including different regulators, corporations and corporate affairs ministry have been invited to discuss the future of Valuation in India. We also intend to invite Private Equity and Startups professionals to discuss the significance of valuation for Startups. We are expecting a 200+ audience to be part of this summit.


About International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC)

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) is an independent, not-for-profit, private sector standards organisationincorporated in the United States and with its operational headquarters in London, UK. IVSC develops international technical and ethical standards for valuations on which investors and others rely.
IVSC is responsible for developing the International Valuation Standards and associated technical guidance. To ensure that the public interest is effectively protected it also engages with other bodies active in the regulation of the financial markets to ensure that valuation issues are properly understood and reflected.In developing its standards and technical guidance, IVSC follows a process of issuing discussion papers and exposure drafts for public comment.
As of 2017, the IVSC has over 70 organisations in membership from around the world. The organisations in membership accredit and regulate the conduct of individual valuers who specialize in the valuation of many different types of assets and liabilities, such as business interests, real property, intangibles, capital equipment and financial instrumentsThe International Valuation Standards (IVS) are international standards that consist of various actions required during the undertaking of a valuation assignment supported by technical information and guidance. The IVSC Standards Board is responsible for the development and maintenance of the International Valuation Standards. .

INDIA'S LARGEST GATHERING OF VALUERS, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE EQUITY
THOUGHT LEADERS FROM INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF VALUATION

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CS Ahalada Rao Vummenthala
Vice - President
ICSI
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Raymond Moran
CEO
MG Valution (USA)
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Vikram Gupta
Founder & Managing Partner
IvyCap Ventures
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CMA Sanjay Gupta
President
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India

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Venu Yadav
Executive Director
Ernst & Young (Mumbai)
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Ravi Harodia
Chief Financial Officer
Sikka Group
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B. Sridhar Rao
Managing Partner
Truscel Capital
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Gagan Ghai
Director
Crest Capital Group Pvt Ltd

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Chander Sawhney
Partner Valuation
Corporate Professionals
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Raj Mishra
CEO
I-Deals Network
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Ak Sharma
Regional Manager
LIC of India
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Rajeev R Shah
Managing Director & CEO
RBSA Advisors.

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Rajan Wadhwan
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PwC India
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Sahil Narula
Director
RNC
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Neeraj Tyagi
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
Venture Catalysts
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Vivek Gupta
Founder & Managing Director
Equicap Asia

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Rajesh Sehgal
Managing Partner
Equanimity Investments
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Aayush Jain
Principal
Unicorn India Ventures
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Hemanth Purohit
Founder & CEO,
Parahit Technologies
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Ritu Marya
Editor-in-Chief
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SENIOR DIRECTOR
Colliers
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Mohit Agarwal
Exec. Vice President
R. K. Associates
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Anil Goel
Founder Chairman
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Vijaydeep Singh
Director
Morison SCV Consulting

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CA Rajiv K. Singh
Founder
Explico Consulting
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Abhay Mishra
Partner
ID8 VC
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Professor M. Akbar
Consultant & Teacher
IIM Lucknow
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Sunil Agarwal
Managing Director
Black Olive Realty Ventures LLP

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Director
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Vishnu Sultania
Chief Financial Officer
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Agenda - Business Valuation Road Ahead

Date 15th June 2018
Event Hall Plaza Terrace Room
Venue The Lalit New Delhi,Barakhamba Avenue Connaught Place New Delhi-110001
09.45-10.00 Keynote address by Chief Guest
10.00 AM-10.45 AM Panel 1: The need for regulation for the business valuation profession.
i. Importance of valuations in financial reporting
ii. Valuation standards – whose standards for technical methodologies, ethics and professionalism, performance standards
iii. Proposed regulations in India
iv. The future of the business valuation profession
v. International and India designations
vi. The ecosystem of the BV profession in India
vii. Protecting the public - Peer reviews and complaints processes
10.45 AM-11.00 AM Networking Morning Tea Break
11:00 PM-11:45 PM Panel II: Valuation in Insolvency and the Bankrupcy Code
i. Role of Registered Valuers
ii. Distressed Asset Valuation
iii. Litigation arising under the I & B Code
11:45 AM-12:30 PM Presentation - Real Estate Valuation
12.30 PM-1.30 PM Luncheon
01:30 PM-02:15 PM Panel llI : Valuation of Start-ups
i. How is it different from other business valuations?
Ii. Key issues and why they matter
iii. Is valuation of Techstartups a bubble?
02:15 PM-03:00 PM Panel lV : Valuation in M&A transactions
i. Business Valuation in M&A deals
ii. How M&A transactions are diff from a PE transaction? What are the valuation drivers?
iii. Different requirements of valuations in a M&A deal – price discovery, regulatory, accounting, tax, stock markets
iv. Key deal breakers in M&A transactions?
v. Role of Investment Bankers in price discovery for M&A transactions?
vi. How identify and track the KPI in M&A deals?
03:00 PM- 03:45 PM Panel V : Private Equity perspective on Valuation
i. What factors influence valuation in PE investments?
ii. What differentiates evaluation between an Angel Investor, VC and PE?
iii. Key deal breakers in PE transactions specific to valuation??
03:45 PM-04:00 PM Networking Evening Tea Break
04.00 PM-04.45 PM Panel VI : Best Practices in Business Valuations
i. Valuation methodologies and challenges
ii. Determining the cost of capital in India
iii. Complex financial instruments
iv. Contingent consideration
04:45 PM-05:00 PM Q & A
05.00 PM Closing Remarks

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Nick has been the CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council since August 2016, following a previous 10 month period as a part-time interim CEO to bring a new strategy to the organisation. Prior to this he had a global director role in professional body RICS helping develop their professionalism offering around the world. This followed an extensive amount of time working internationally as a senior consultant with Ernst and Young and then KPMG from the 90s through to 2011. Nick also has non executive roles for a Legal Chambers in London and the charity arm of a global pharmaceutical company. He speaks 3 languages and has lived in a number of different countries. Outside of work Nick has a strong media and speaker profile for his mountaineering and fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis charities having set a record on his Everest climb in 2016. A number of media and organisations have recognised his endeavours and he has received a Point of Light award from the British Prime Minister.


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Raymond Moran, ASA, MRICS is CEO of MG Valuation LLC, and has 35 years’ experience with International valuation and accounting firms. He serves on the Board of the International Institute of Business Valuers (“iiBV”), Chair of the IIBV Marketing Committee, past Member of ASA and RICS Valuation Committees, and frequent speaker and author on global valuation and accounting topics. Ray has spent much of the past 15 years in Asia/Pacific, focusing on improving education and coordination amongst valuation professionals and VPO’s. He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and has testified in United States Bankruptcy Court. Prior to his current position with MG Valuation, he was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director- Asia/Pacific with American Appraisal, and served with PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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Vikram Gupta is the Founder, Managing Partner and Investment Committee Member at IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited. He has about 16 years of experience in Private Equity, Business Consulting, M&A, Strategy and Operations in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Education, Consumer Goods and other industries. He has held leadership positions across various well-known companies in India and Abroad.

Prior to founding IvyCap, Mr. Gupta was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with IndiaVenture Advisors Private Limited, a Private Equity Fund Management company sponsored by the Ajay Piramal Group. Mr. Gupta conceptualized, raised and deployed the first PE fund from the group, a Healthcare and Life Sciences Focused PE fund. He raised the entire fund from a large base of institutional and HNI (High Networth Individual) investors in India. He managed all the aspects of the Private Equity business including Fund Raising, Investors Relationship Management, Deal Sourcing, Deal Evaluation, Deal Closure, Fund Portfolio Management, Value Creation, Risk Management and Exits.


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Sr Elvin Fernandez, PPRISM, FRISM, FRICS Sr Elvin Fernandez is a Registered Valuer (V-170) and Estate Agent (E-82) and presently the Managing Director of the Khong & Jaafar Group Of Companies. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sunway REIT, a Fellow of RICS, UK, the President of the Business Valuers Association Malaysia, an Exco Member of the Private Valuers Association (PEPS) and the Secretary General of the ASEAN Valuers Association. Sr Elvin is Life Fellow of the Institution of Valuers and Member of the Practising Valuers Association (India), the Institute of Philippine Real Estate Appraisers, the National Association of Romanian Valuers, the Indonesian Society of Appraisers and China Appraisal Society. He is a Past President of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), PEPS and a Past Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council. He also served as a Member/Exco Member of the Board of Valuers from 1993-2007. In appreciation of his invaluable contribution to the valuation profession, he was awarded “Property Consultant of the Year 2005” by the Board of Valuers, “Professional Excellence” Award in the “Engineering, Construction & Property” Category on 20 May 2011 by the Malaysian Professional Centre, “Valuer of the Year 2013” Award on 10 January 2014 by the Valuation Division of RISM, Honorary Membership of the International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA) on 12 December 2015 by IACVA, “Million Dollar Roof Top” Award on 1 October 2016 by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents and the RISM Excellence Award 2017 “Malaysian Surveyor of the Year by RISM on 20 May 2017.


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Venu is leading Tangible Assets Valuation Practice in EY India for last 12 years. He is an Engineer, MBA Finance and internationally accredited and certified in valuation of real estate valuation from Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and have a global certification as “Accredited Senior Appraiser” in Machinery & Technical Specialities from American Society of Appraisers, USA. He is also a certified “Chartered Engineer”. He has more than 22 years of relevant national and international valuation experience ranging across all major sectors in India, USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He has handled more than 500 valuation engagements with aggregate value of more than USD 4000 Billion covering valuation of assets, useful lives assessment, fixed asset register preparation, componentization etc.

His core competencies include winning and managing large and complex engagements, client management and valuation of assets for various purposes such as mergers & acquisitions, IBC, secured lending/ debt restructuring, JVs / foreign collaborations, financial reporting (impairment testing, Purchase Price Allocation (PPA) as per USGAAP / IFRS / Indian GAAP/ Ind –AS, PPE specific conversion to IFRS/ Ind- AS, insurance, tax etc.


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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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D S Vivek is a Chartered Accountant and Principal Consultant of Annveshan Business Solution. He has more than 20+ years of experience in providing Out of the Box solutions to challenges faced during Business Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions . Known for providing Practical solutions with a 360 degree perspective of all regulations impacting M & A . He is passionate about working with Start Ups with Unique Business Models exploring unchartered regulatory paths . His skills and assessments on Business Valuations have stood the test of time by India’s top Court and Regulatory agencies. He is a Partner for the last 18 years at Suresh & Co, Bangalore, a reputed Chartered Accountant firm. In his capacity as a partner he heads a team of 120+members. The firm has been an epitome of reliability & value generator for its clients and has demonstrated stability over the past 49 years. He was earlier working with consulting firm M/s PriceWaterHouseCoopers Ltd in their Tax & Business Advisory Division. His other areas of specialization are Tax and regulatory advice, Transaction Support , FEMA Consultancy, Corporate Law Consultancy, Domestic & International Tax Structuring & Corporate Business Consultancy He has handled various projects at domestic and international levels which include due diligence and advisory functions relating to German , UK, Laos, Dubai & US based companies


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Ajay is a founding member of the Firm and was closely involved in setting up the Firm. He has over 24 years of professional experience and brings a deep understanding of Indian entrepreneurs, capital markets, financial structuring, and matters relating to taxation and regulations. He also brings a considerable network of relationships with the banking community, financial institutions and regulatory bodies. At Ascent Capital, Ajay focuses on investments in consumer, pharmaceuticals, technology, and agri sectors. Besides, raising funds from institutional investors has been part of his responsibilities across all the three funds. Previously, Ajay worked with UTI for nearly seven years across diverse fund management roles. In his last stint there, he managed the India Access Fund, the first India dedicated offshore index fund. He played a key role in UTI’s investment monitoring team and was involved in restructuring several companies across diverse sectors. Ajay qualified as a Chartered Accountant where he was amongst the top rankers in India. He holds a B.Com. from Shri Ram College of Commerce and is also a qualified Cost Accountant.


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Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a versatile and passionate leader with 2+ decades of global experience (decade in the USA and a decade+ in India). As a full time angel investor, invested in 21 start-ups and seen 4 exits. Spearheaded Impact thinking in Indian Angel Network and co-founded IAN Impact. His personal mantra is “Start-ups should focus on India’s strength – people, problems, Tech (PPT)”


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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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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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Sridhar Rampalli has been in the financial services industry for more than 16 years with varied experience in banking ,wealth and investment management. He started his career with ITC Limited and worked with ICICI Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Yes Bank and was a Senior Vice President in Wealth Management Division at Anand Rathi Financial Services Limited prior to founding Blue Ocean, a boutique investment advisory services firm. His strengths are Business ,investments and Financial Strategy with strong analytical mind and passion for numbers. He is an economics graduate and a diploma holder in hospitality management from IHM-Hyderabad.


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Srini Vudayagiri is partner director at Peepul Capital which is a private equity platform with about US$700 million under management. Peepul Capital is a growth-focused private equity fund with close to 50 investments across consumer services, consumer products, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment and technology. As one of the early entrants into Indian private equity industry, Srini started his private equity career as part of founding team of ACTIS India (then known as Commonwealth Development Corporation). Over the last 20 years in the industry, Srini played a key role at Intel Capital (as partner of South Asian operations), Thomas Weisel International (as founding head of Indian operations) and Lightspeed Ventures (as founding Managing Director of Indian operations). As an active investor, Srini has been involved in investing close to $300 million across 15 companies. He was instrumental in identifying, making and managing some of the early PE investments in sectors like education, power and financial services. Srini currently serves on the boards of Maiyas Foods, Vishal Personal Care, Unibic Foods and Innovative Foods. In the past, he has invested and served on the boards of ECom Express, Motherhood Hospitals, BPL Cellular, Career Launcher, Netkraft and Accel Frontline among others.


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Kumar Ganjam is a descendant of the family that founded, built and owns the famed heritage jewelry brand-Ganjam. Completing 128 years of existence in 2017, Ganjam is a heritage brand built over seven generations. As the co-owner and Joint Managing Director of Ganjam Group of Companies:
• Under Kumar's leadership the company has grown at a CAGR of over 35% in past 6 years. He has been instrumental in establishing 3 boutique retail outlets in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi.
• He has also built the hospitality business of the Group (Restaurant and Stay) in India (currently in 3 locations) and is on course to operate 150 units in the next 3 to 5 years.
Kumar’s formed Stridam Global Ventures Pte Ltd, with sector agnostic business interests, headquartered in Singapore. Through Stridam Global, Kumar intends to identify and promote economically viable, durable and scalable venture opportunities.
Kumar is a graduate in Jewelry manufacturing and techniques from the University of Central England, Birmingham. He is a Graduate Gemologist from Gemological Institute of America. Kumar is also a MBA alumnus from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.


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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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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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Mr. Gagan Ghai, a qualified Business Appraiser & eminent Valuation expert is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Associate member of Institute of Management Accountants of India (ICMAI), Fellow Life member of Institute of Valuers, Associate member of The International Association of Consultants, valuers & analysts. From last 20 years, he has been involved in analyzing businesses, companies and assisting in key management decisions in constantly evolving ecosystem. He 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 holistic approach & rich background, he brought lot of value across asset class for clients. His key valuation segments include Corporate & business valuation for compliance & transactional purposes. With his multidisciplinary expertise across various industry segments, he brought clarity to difficult and complex valuation situations and provides defendable reports to more than 1000+ cases. . ‌


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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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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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Over 23 years of experience in various key positions specializing in market & risk analysis, strategy formulation and execution. Over 5 years’ experience of leading and managing independent divisions as Senior Divisional Manager. Currently working since 2016 as Regional Manager (Marketing) in Zonal Manager Cadre at Eastern Zone (EZ) where the Zone has catapulted from 4 th ranking in India to 2 nd rank (behind Western Zone, Mumbai) both in terms of Policies and First year premium (from INR 3819 Cr to INR 7185 Cr.). Eastern Zone has not only procured all time high First Premium but bettered the previous high by whopping 1150 Cr in FY18. ‌


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Rajeev leads the teams involved in Investment Banking, Transaction Advisory, Financial Valuations, Business Development and spearheads the major client interactions. His role spans across various verticals ranging from managing the overall development & operations of the company with leadership roles across Business Strategy, Business Development, and Management of various Advisory Practices of RBSA.

Rajeev specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Valuations, Due Diligence, Fund Raising Advisory etc.He has also been involved with some of the major Mergers & Acquisition engagements in India, as well as the major Disinvestment and Privatization assignments on behalf of Government of India.

He has also specialized further in Valuation and accredited himself as a Master of Valuation in Real Estate (Gold Medalist) and Master of Valuation in Plant & Machinery (Gold Medalist). Rajeev is also an Eminent Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), UK. ‌


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Advising clients on M&A transactions, fund-raise, JVs and capital restructuring Specialties: Valuation, M&A advisory, diligence


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Rajan is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Delhi and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 20 years of professional experience on advising domestic and international clients on valuations, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and financial restructuring, purchase price allocation, business plan reviews, transaction support and modalities, finance raising, regulatory assessments and corporate requirements of doing business in India.

He leads the Valuation & Strategy national practice at PwC. He has worked for a broad range of top tier Indian and Overseas clients and has extensive experience in the supervision of large valuation and merger and acquisition assignments across industry segments. He has extensive experience of working on cross border acquisitions. Rajan has served as a special invitee to the committee set up by the Govt of India to frame valuation related guidelines. He has also authored the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s of India technical guide on “Estimation of Future Cash Flows and Discount Rates for the purpose of Impairment of Assets”.


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Mr. Sahil Narula is a techno commercial professional who is heading the valuation division of Rakesh Narula & Company (RNC). He is a third generation entrepreneur and has been instrumental to leapfrog RNC into Valuations for IBC.

Mr. Sahil Narula is a member of INSOL, Institution of Engineers & Indian Institute of Valuers. Under his leadership, RNC's valuation services have grown exponentially in terms of team size, international quality of reports, client base and geographical locations.

Today, RNC is a preferred consultant for the best industries in the country, having three decades of experience in the field of valuation of Assets for M&A, Bank Lending, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Financial Reporting, Statutory Compliances etc.

Mr. Sahil Narula has been a speaker at various conferences and summits and has shared his views on Valuations for Insolvency & Bankruptcy and newly framed Registered Valuer.


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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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CS Ahalada Rao Vummenthala is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India. He was an Associate Member of Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, U.K. Science graduate from Osmania University, Master of Law from Osmania University and Master in Financial Management from Pondicherry University. He further completed Certificate course on “Business Valuation and Corporate Restructuring” which is conducted by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He is currently pursing detailed Research Study on Valuation of Intangible Assets of Indian Companies.

CS Ahalada Rao Vummenthala has overall 20 years of corporate experience and has spread various expert opinions and advice on all the matters of Corporate Laws, served as Advocate during the year 1999- 2001. Representing before the Company Law Board and Consumer Forums. From 2001 till date, he has rich experience in Secretarial works. He is empanelled as Mediator and Conciliator with Ministry of Corporate Affairs for East, West, North, Northwest, South and Southeast Regions.He was the Secretary of All India Federation of Tax Practitioners south zone for the year 2010-2011.He is a Certified SEBI Financials Resource Person. He was also a Member of Secretarial Standard Board of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, 2014-2016.


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Rajesh is the Founder and Managing Partner of Equanimity Investments, after having made 22 angel investments since 2007 and having had a ringside view of the overall startup ecosystem over the past decade.

He is an active member of Mumbai Angels and is also the Founding and current Chair of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum. He is a TiE Charter Member and is the Co-Chair of the FinTech Special Interest Group at TiE Mumbai. He is a member of the Steering Committee of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups.

Rajesh has been an active secondary market investor for the last 24 years, 17 years of which, he worked with the emerging markets group of Franklin Templeton. He was also managing Templeton’s private equity investments over these 17 years.

A Wharton alumnus, Rajesh has earlier obtained a management degree from XLRI specialising in Finance and Marketing. He is a CFA charter holder and has earned a post graduate diploma in securities law.


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Aayush Jain is Principal and Founding Member at Unicorn India Ventures. He comes with over 8 years of experience in corporate and product strategy, capital raise, business/corporate development and M&As across sectors including technology, media, cloud, digital, consumer and education. Aayush heads Unicorn’s Delhi operations and partners with portfolio entrepreneurs in recruiting talent, acquiring customers and partners, performance monitoring, capital raising, strategic brainstorming and business modeling.

Prior to this, Aayush was Head of Corporate Strategy, Investments and New Initiatives at PlanetCast Media Services (formerly Essel Shyam Communication), India’s largest technology-led solution provider to the media and broadcasting industry. Aayush focused on strategic investments, acquisitions, corporate strategy, product strategy and portfolio monitoring. He was instrumental in setting up company's Southeast Asian operations and in launching a cloud-based distribution and an Over-the-Top digital streaming product platform for the company.


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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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Ms. Ritu Marya is the Editor-in-Chief for Franchise India Media, a group company of Franchise India. She leads the editorial desk which comprises four business magazines including The Franchising World, Retailer, Estate World, Entrepreneur and The Men’s Health. She also directs leading consumer and business forums across education, beauty & wellness, e-retail, home, food & beverages, among others. She has led more than 300 such conferences across metros, tier1 and tier 2 cities at Franchise India Events. Besides, she is a regular speaker at several external Summits including Vodafone Business Summit, E-360 organized by NEN, India Beauty Expo etc, and World’s largest Franchise Expo in Paris. She also addressed academic sessions on Franchising at the TERI University, ISB Hyderabad, Birla Institute and IIPM-New-Delhi, amongst others


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From last 20 years, he has been involved in analyzing businesses, companies and assisting in key management decisions in constantly evolving ecosystem. I has worked in 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 holistic approach & rich background, he has bring lot of value across asset class for clients. His key valuation segments includeCorporate & business valuation for compliance & transactional purposes. Asset Valuation including land & building, plant & machinery, furniture & fixtures, etc. for insurance, bank lending, M&A transaction or for IFRS purposes. IPR valuation including brand, trademarks, copyrights, logos etc. for M&A transaction, funding, brand building purposes. Furnishing valuation opinions, swap & exchange ratios determination. M&A execution support services including ESOP valuations. Liquidation valuation of all assets under bankruptcy and Insolvency Code 2016


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Mr. Ayush Lohia is the CEO of Lohia Auto Industries (LAI), an automobile company that offers traditional as well as green energy mobility solutions. Lohia Auto Industries is a part of the diversified business conglomerate, Lohia Global, which has business interests in Manufacturing, Exports, Retail, Real Estate, Energy and Automobiles.

Mr. Lohia has around 20 years of experience and almost 10 years in Auto sector. Before joining Lohia Auto in August 2008, he spent nearly 9 years in different companies of Lohia Global, leading strategic fronts and fostering engagements with brands like Wal-Mart, Tesco, IKEA, Pottery and Barns, Target and others. The initial Years at Designco, a handicraft—export arm of Lohia Global, were of great importance for Ayush in his learning. With his acumen and hard work, the company became a highest export award winning company in metal decorative trade. He has strategically expanded the portfolio of Lohia Global by acquiring the stainless steel manufacturing unit, where he roped in an exposure to the production and development of the raw steel. During his association with the stain-less steel unit he developed his perspectives about the production and development science.


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Maneesh Gupta heads valuations business in Colliers International India. Maneesh has over 16 years of experience in Real Estate encompassing Mortgage Finance, Brokerage, Valuation and Consultancy spread across India, Sri Lanka &Bangladesh Prior to joining Colliers Maneesh has worked in ICICI Bank (Mortgages), Emaar MGF Land Ltd. as well as with Reality Business Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.

Maneesh has provided valuation and advisory services to diverse range of clients on real estate spread across India and Sri Lanka. He has also project managed large multi city projects in Colliers  Developers: DLF, Soma, Mantri, HCC, Homex… Financial Institutions: AIG, Sun Apollo,MPC Synergy, Azure Capital…  Industrial: Maruti Suzuki, Areva, SabMiller, Om Logistics, Chevron…  Banks: Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank…  Asset Reconstruction Companies: ARCIL, JM Financial ARC…


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Has worked in the Senior Project Management positions in few of the world largest conglomerates of the world like GE, Xerox before joining R.K Associates. For R.K Associates he is successfully driving the business interests of the company as Vice President (Projects, Business Planning & Strategies Group). Mr.Agarwal has been instrumental in creating new business verticals for the company and creating new business opportunities in the area of advisory & consulting. His vision is to make R.K Associates as ‘Center of Excellence’ and one of the finest & leading Valuation & techno-engineering consulting companies of India which can give strong competition to the International consulting organizations. He has played a key role in bringing business transformation and systematic changes in the company by implementing strong Process, Policy, Standards, Strategy oriented work, to achieve higher efficiency in the deliveries and work processes. This ensured that each and every delivery passes through Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with highest level of quality and error free reporting services. He has also been instrumental in bringing many new technology driven innovations in this field to minimize the error gaps, achieve higher efficiency, more accuracy, better data processing. He has handled various prestigious Valuations/ LIE/ TEV Infrastructure Projects in sectors like Power, Road, Tunnel, Milk Processing, Real Estate etc. with the total Project cost ranging from Rs.250 cr. to Rs.2500 cr.


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CA. Anil Goel, Chartered Accountant in Practice as Senior partner of AKG & Co., have been engaged in raising funds, structuring, restructuring, rehabilitation and have handled more than 500 cases. CA. Anil Goel is Founder and Chairman of AAA Insolvency Professionals LLP, one of the first two ‘Insolvency Professional Entity’ (IPE) recognised by ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India’ (IBBI). AAAIP is the largest IPE in the Country handling more than 30 assignments as IRP/RP/Liquidator with Ten partners located at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Raipur and Ahmedabad.

CA Anil Goel is also the Founder and Chairman of AAA Capital Services Private Limited (AAACS), a company engaged the profession of ‘Resolution and Enforcement Agents’ under Sarfaesi Act, having operation across 19 states of the Country. AAACS is also the largest company of the Country under this domain, having handled more than 15,000 cases under Sarfaesi Act and have taken more than 4,000 physical possessions of secured assets.


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Vijaydeep Singh is a Director with Morison SCV India (P) Ltd. He operates out of Delhi office and has over 20 years of professional experience in conducting Due Diligence reviews, Valuations, Business Plan and Working Capital reviews, fund raising, for multi-national clients as well as various private and public sector clients. Prior to Morison SCV, Vijaydeep has worked with reputed outfits like BDO International (5 years), Deloitte (3 years), HCL Technology (2 years) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (14 years).Vijaydeep has worked across a range of sectors such as Telecommunication, Pharmaceuticals, Media, IT/ ITeS, Education, Automotive, Aviation, Retail and other general manufacturing industries.He is a regular speaker at various industry & investor forums

Vendor Due Diligence of a leading Indian pathology & diagnostics service provider.Acquisition Due Diligence of a leading KPO on behalf of a Fortune 500 US based MNC.Valuation of businesses/shares of leading domestic and MNC companies for regulatory and transaction purposes.Key clients worked for include Moody’s Corporation, SBI Caps, Khazanah, Relegare Group, Tata Steel, Copal Partners, Fortis Hospital, Chemtura Corporation, Scripps Network, Brose Corporation, Credit Suisse, Arcapita, MTNL, Bharti, Agies BPO, CAE Canada, ADB, Hitachi, Darby Private Equity, TPG Growth Fund, Claris Lifesciences, Mahale Group, Moser Baer, Indo Solar, SAIL, IHG, JSPL


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Amrish Garg is a Co-Founder and Partner in Finvox Analytics LLP, a boutique financial advisory firm specializing in valuation services and transaction advisory. He has over 12 years of experience in business valuations, fund raising, and mergers & acquisitions.

Mr. Garg has performed a diversity of valuation and consulting engagements including valuation of complex instruments, intangible assets, operating businesses, purchase price allocation, equity fund raising, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate finance consulting engagements. He has experience in valuing companies, across geographies such as India, USA, Singapore etc., and across industries such as logistics and supply chain, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, consumer goods, hospitality etc. His technical skills include valuation of complex instruments and different classes of units/ shares by applying option pricing models such as Black-Scholes model, Binomial model etc.


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Rajiv is a recognized expert on business valuation, banking, M&A and forex risk management. Rajiv uniquely blends his in-depth academic specialisation in valuation with his long years of practical exposure as consultant and trainer. Over the past twenty two years, he has carried out complex transactional valuation analyses, transfer pricing valuation, fair value measurement for IFRS/Ind-AS/NFRS/Singapore-FRS, valuation for FEMA, and intangible asset valuation. He has experience, serving as either an expert witness or consultant in array of valuation related to litigation including economic damages. He has been retained and testified as an expert witness before Arbitral Tribunal consisting of Hon’ble (RETD.) Chief Justices of Supreme Court of India, and ITAT in leading valuation cases relating to economic damages/transfer pricing.

Rajiv is a fellow member of the ICAI and is on the Board of Union Bank of India. He is a qualified Certified Information system auditor (USA) and also a qualified Valuer from the ICAI. He cherished his role as the first Joint Technical Director and Visiting Professor of Valuation and Masters in Business Finance courses of the ICAI. He has been actively working with leading law firms in India and USA in relation to valuation matters. He has served more than 200 valuation clients in India, USA, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Mauritius, Nepal and Dubai, and is frequently retained in complex valuation disputes.


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Abhay is an entrepreneur at heart, a believer in dreams, startup enthusiast, go-to-market specialist and passionate about setting & scaling new businesses. He is currently open to helping startups with GTM and Fund Raising activities.

He has worked across multiple domains like Financial Services, Venture Captial and Private Equity, ITeS, B2B Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Banking etc. The common thing that has tied him to all these roles is the underlying Data driving decisions in these domains. He has helped entrepreneurs understand how they can scale quickly using data to make better decisions.

With his stint at Tracxn, Abhay helped build the $46M pipeline for the company using E-mail marketing as the core tool for the execution. He helped onboard investors for the Tracxn Syndicate. With multiple processes that he built, he was able to reduce the operations cost to up to 70% in some of the projects. These processes helped in onboarding investors for Tracxn Syndicate at the fastest rate.


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Professor M. Akbar has done his M.Sc. & M. Phil. (Statistics) from AMU Aligarh and M. Phil. and Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship) from JNU, New Delhi. He is a scholar, consultant and teacher/trainer in the strategic management & Entrepreneurship area of IIM Lucknow for last 28 years with 33 years’ experience of teaching/ training in Indian and foreign Institutions . Currently he is Adjunct professor and Managing Director, IIM Lucknow Enterprise Incubation Centre based out of Noida Campus.

He has conducted/participated and consulted with top 100 company management programmes in India. About 12 students have completed / or are in the process of completing their thesis work. He teaches Strategy at Doctoral and Postgraduate levels. He has authored two books on entrepreneurship and strategy. He is recipient of 2 best paper awards and 1 best paper nomination by international organizations . He has written over 60 articles, research papers and 40 case studies published in refereed national & many top tier international journals and conferences. He is editor on 4 academic journals, and is a reviewer in top tier national/ international journals/ conferences like SMS, AIB, and AOM. The key areas of interest are the strategy, entrepreneurship, new ventures, family business, emerging markets, diversification and internationalization.


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HIGHLIGHTS & SKILL SET

Ove 23 years of work experience in real estate
Strong Track Record of Turnaround Management
Responsible for turning start-up’s into Profitable Businesses / Business Verticals
Ability to create and develop strong teams
360 degrees expertise in real estate , i.e., Investments, Land Acquisition, Development, Asset Management,
Corporate Real Estate,Strategy, Advisory, Transactions, & Education
Experience of working in Multinational, Local firms and funds
Familiar with Residential, Commercial, Retail& Hospitality Asset Classes in Real Estate
Extensively travelled within India & familiar with most Indian micro markets
Development experience in more than five Indian States
Industry thought leader, mentor and trainer
Featured in annual “Realty Plus” 2010 edition as Professional for the Year internationalization.


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Mukul is leading a start-up venture which will provide an online marketplace for construction services and solutions.

He is experienced in steering large format, complex, mixed use, multi-phase mega project portfolios through a combination of structured processes and value added systemic interventions.

He has practical knowledge of relationships between partners, consultants, vendors, contractors and sales people as well as legal and financial terms with them.

He has experience in business planning and financial modelling of construction projects and completed assets. He has given training on Valuation techniques at seminars in Saudi Arabia.


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CMA Sanjay Gupta has been elected as President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for the year 2017-18. CMA Sanjay Gupta is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

A combination of youth, dynamism, experience, Leadership Skills and excellence with more than 19 years of impeccable professional standing and proven track record, his achievements are as below

Elected to the Central Council for two consecutive terms (2011-15, 2015-19) Former Vice President of the Institute (2016-17) Chairman of NIRC of the Institute (2009-10) Chairman of WTO and International Affairs Committee of Institute (2011- 2016) Effectively contributed to the cause of the profession as a member of the Risk Management and Corporate Governance Committee, Finance Committee, Infrastructure & Information Technology Committee, Committee for Accounting Technicians, Committee for Advanced Studies, Committee for Members in Industry, IT Committee, Journal Committee, Direct Taxation Committee and many other committees in the past. Director of ICWAI Management Accounting Research Foundation Director of the Insolvency Professional Agency of Institute of Cost Accountants of India A proponent of putting Costing & Management Accountancy Profession on global map, represented the profession on the international front at a number of global meetings and conferences like Integrated Reporting necessary for Sustainability, Reporting of usage of Natural Resources, Cultural Diversity and its impact on Sustainable Business, Integration of Sustainability with Financial Reporting etc. Partner of Sanjay Gupta & Associates, Cost Accountants Insolvency Professional registered under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.


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Vivek currently heads business operations for Equicap Asia in South Asia Region. He is involved in originating and executing transactions within infrastructure space on behalf of InfraCo Asia Development Pte Ltd.

Previously, Vivek was responsible for origination, review, structuring and execution of investments for the South Asian Infrastructure Deal Team of Nexif. Vivek joined Nexif in 2011 and served on the Board of several investment companies of InfraCo Asia (under management of Nexif until December 2015). Vivek was responsible for managing Nexif’s day-to-day activities in India and led the execution of its investment strategy in the region.

Prior to joining Nexif, Vivek spent five years with 'The AES Corporation' focusing on project development, structuring financing transactions and M&A in the energy industry. In this role, he originated, evaluated and executed multiple power generation and water desalination investments in the MENA and Asia region. While at AES, Vivek played key role in successful M&A transactions, including the acquisition of the Masinloc 600 MW coal fired power plant in the Philippines and the sale of AES’ interests in 3 power and power/desalination plants in the Middle East and Pakistan totaling 1,900 MW of power generation and 60 MIGD of water desalination.

Prior experience includes project financing with Power Finance Corporation in India, where he was responsible for project appraisal for power projects in India.

Vivek is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and has received a Bachelor of Engineering from Mumbai University.


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Have diverse industry experience with leading brands like Airtel, Shree Cements, Park Hotels, Sikka in sectors like cement manufacturing, power, real estate, hospitality, automobile, F&B etc.

• Have successfully raised funds to the tune of USD 600 Million (domestically & internationally in form of FDI), have been instrumental in the creation of a national hospitality brand & its further expansion, benchmarking costs with the best in industry standards, achieving optimum operational efficiencies, creation of effective & efficient framework for internal control and assurances.

• Lead several acquisitions and turnaround of distressed assets through robust P&L management.

• Have been able to achieve best in industry operating margins.


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Vishnu Sultania is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary and has more than two decades of experience working with reputed multinationals having sizeable operation. He started his career in Eastern Europe as Financial Controller and grown as Board member overseeing multi country operations.

He is a pioneer in building companies and has acquired a number of companies in India and Overseas. He has raised funds from international market and has laid the strategic and financial functions of public traded company.

He was associated with Agio of Singapore, Rostel of UK, Telstra of Australia, Verint of USA, and OCS Group of UK, BCL and Mortice Ltd (Singapore) at strategic leadership position.

Currently he is working as Chief Financial Officer of Bharat Connect Technology and Venture of Kanoria Foundation having diversified business interest. Most recently has been awarded to be amongst the best 100 CFO of India for his exceptional calibre and contribution in the field of finance.

He takes keen interest in academics and provides guidance to UPSC candidates and contributes at policy level on security matters.