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About the Business Valution Summit 2018

With a population of over 1.25 billion India is one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world - standards and professionalism are of significant importance.In the absence of standards of business valuation the valuation is more on an art based on the professional experience of the valuer rather than a science based on empirical studies and logics.At present there are no prescribed standards and codes for valuation in India, in many cases the valuation lacks the uniformity and generally accepted global valuation practices.Though the value of a business can be objectively determined employing valuation approaches, this value is still subjective, dependent on buyer and seller expectations and subsequent negotiations and use of professional judgment is an essential component of estimating value. New laws regarding Valuation are being discussed and is in the process of being drafted by government bodies. At the summit, we will have a discussion on the requirement and the importance of these laws. We will try to find out how these proposed laws will impact the current practices of the valuation profession.

We have invited experts from International Bodies like IVSC,IIBV, stakeholders from India, including different regulators, corporations and corporate affairs ministry 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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Raymond Moran
CEO
MG Valution (USA)
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Michael Badham
Executive Director
IIBV (Canada)
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Imran Jafar
General Partner
Gaja Capital
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Raj Mishra
CEO
I-Deals Network

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Abhishek Sharman
Founder & MD
Carpediem Capital
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Sandesh Hegde
Founder
SHCA
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Mr. Nalin Kumar
Head Investment Banking
IDBI Capital
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Chander Sawhney
Partner Valuation
Corporate Professionals

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B. Sridhar Rao
Managing Partner
Truscel Capital
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Rajesh Khairajani
Partner
KNAV
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Gagan Ghai
Director
Crest Capital Group Pvt Ltd
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Andrew Strickland
Consultant
Scrutton Bland Chartered Accountants (UK )

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Shashank Randev
Director
Z Nation Lab
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Dinesh Tiwari
Managing Director
Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP
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Sahil Narula
Director
RNC
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Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
CFO
Tata Communications Payment solutions Limited

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Mr. Rajkumar S. Adukia
Chairman
Competent Valuation Pvt Ltd
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Partner Valuation
BDO India
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Darshana Kadakia P
Partner
Grant Thornton India
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Piyush Goenka
Managing Director
Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd

Agenda - Business Valuation Road Ahead

Date 3rd May 2018
Event Hall Ball Room
Venue Westin Hotel
9.00 AM - 10.00AM Registeration and Welcome Remarks
10.00 AM - 10.15 AM An overview of the global valuation profession and the imperative for adopting international standards for business valuations.
i. The global eco system
ii. Speaking a common language for users of valuation reports and regulators
10.15 AM - 11.00 AM 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
11.00 AM - 11.15 AM Networking Morning Tea Break
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Valuation in Insolvency and the Bankruptcy Code
i.Role of Registered Valuers
ii.Distressed Asset Valuation
iii.Litigation arising under the I & B Code
12.00 PM - 12.30 PM Valuation of Blockchain based companies
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM 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?
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Private Equity perspective on Valuation
What factors influence valuation in PE investments?
What differentiates evaluation between an Angel Investor, VC and PE?
Key deal breakers in PE transactions specific to valuation??
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Valuation in M&A transactions
Business Valuation in M&A deals
How M&A transactions are diff from a PE transaction? What are the valuation drivers?
Different requirements of valuations in a M&A deal – price discovery, regulatory, accounting, tax, stock markets
Key deal breakers in M&A transactions?
Role of Investment Bankers in price discovery for M&A transactions?
How identify and track the KPI in M&A deals?
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Networking Evening Tea Break
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM 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
4:15 PM - 5.00 PM Role of Valuation in Fundraising
5.00 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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Michael is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, C-Suite Officer, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Board Member with over 30 years of success across professional education, finance, steel, IT staffing, multi-media, entertainment, utilities, nuclear energy, aerospace, trucking, logistics, and online education. Leveraging extensive experience in business valuations, corporate finance, angel investing, startups, and entrepreneurship, he is a valuable asset for active growth companies looking for leadership, rapid growth, change management, and fundraising. His broad areas of expertise include leadership; strategic planning; corporate financial management; forecasting; due diligence; audit reporting; M&A integration; restructuring; business and equity valuation; training; and e-learning. He is a systematic problem solver, understanding stakeholder objectives, risks and opportunities. A natural team leader, he adds value to his clients through ensuring that detailed insightful analysis of issues is communicated in a clear and compelling manner. He is the Executive Director of the International Institute of Business Valuers, Managing Director of the Georgian Angel Network, a founding partner, owner and Chair of the Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc., and part-time lecturer at Georgian College. Education: Mr. Badham attended the University of Waterloo, B Math (Hons), mathematics and business. iiBV Voluntary Involvement: Mr. Badham is currently the Executive Director of the International Institute of Business Valuers; he is on the Marketing Committee, Education Committee and on the Board of Directors. Professional Designations & Affiliations: CICBV – CBV, Business Valuations; CPA, CA


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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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Abhishek Sharman is Founder and Managing Director at Carpediem Capital Partners, an SME focused private equity firm targeting investments in consumer and services focused themes. He was previously Principal at India Equity Partners, a $350Mn India focused private equity fund. During his tenure at IEP, he worked across diverse sectors such as Healthcare, Education, Managed Services, Consumer and Financial services. He has served on the boards of Ikya Human Capital Solutions, ILFS Education, Sagar Ratna Restaurants, RG Stone Hospitals and Axiss Dental and also played key role in IEP’s investments in Coldex and Manappuram. Prior to IEP, he was an investment professional with SUN Group, a private equity firm focused on emerging markets, primarily Russia and India, with $2Bn in investments. Mr. Sharman has close a decade of experience in private equity and has played a key role in investing, portfolio management and exits across more than 15 companies. Mr. Sharman serves as a member of economic affairs sub-committee of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Mr. Sharman received a management degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and an engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi


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Imran is a General Partner at Gaja Capital (www.gajacapital.com). Gaja is India’s leading mid-market growth capital firm. Gaja’s aim is to help create India’s next generation of market leaders and has invested in sectors such as Education, Consumer and Financial Services. Imran has 17 years of experience in Private Equity, Pharmaceuticals and Technology services in India. Prior to Gaja, Imran worked in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at Dr. Reddy’s and Wipro Technologies. At Gaja, Imran leads investments in the Education and Consumer clusters. He has been closely involved with Gaja’s investments in SportzVillage (Sports management), EuroKids (Pre-K and K12), John Distilleries (AlcoBev), CL Educate (Supplemental Education), Indus World Schools (K12), Educomp (Education- diversified) and Millennium Schools (K12). Imran has post graduate degrees in software engineering from BITS-Pilani and an MBA from IIM-Bangalore


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Rajesh Khairajani is well recognized in the field of valuation and selected amongst the ‘best under 40’ valuation specialists by the NACVA USA. His specialty includes performing Financial Reporting Valuations under US GAAP, IFRS and IND AS and conducting Financial Due Diligence for cross border M&A.

  He is the Lead Valuation Partner at KNAV. 

Rajesh is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, an Indian Chartered Accountant, a US Certified Public Accountant and holds the Accredited in Business Valuation credential (ABV) from the AICPA, USA


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​With over 25 years of international experience, Vaibhav is an astute professional with exceptional focus, superb management skills and an innovative mindset. Vaibhav articulates the unique language of a business and its financial needs while delivering valuable propositions to our clients. His portfolio of clients includes owner-managed and entrepreneurial businesses, which cover small and medium enterprises, leading Indian businesses and MNCs.

He has had executive education at Harvard Business School on “Leading Professional Service Firms” and is a Certified Drucker Fellow, having being trained in management at the Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University, California. Vaibhav current teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Drucker Curriculum program in India and is also regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences and seminars organized by CII, NASSCOM, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, ICAI and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. He has also spoken at various training programs and conferences at New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, London, Dubai, Madrid, Singapore, Amsterdam and Zurich.

Vaibhav is an fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with an all India ranker position at Foundation and Intermediate level of the CA examinations and a US Certified Public Accountant. He also serves as a member of Board of Accountancy of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


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Andrew was for many years a corporate partner based in our Colchester office. He is now a Consultant to the Partnership. He is chairman of the Review Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); this committee hears appeals from two other regulatory committees of the ICAEW. Andrew has been involved in a large number of corporate finance transactions, and is accustomed to providing close support to clients through the sale of their businesses. He recognises the importance of planning in ensuring that the best possible tax result is obtained: this requires the careful management of any proceeds which are to be received on a deferred or contingent basis. Litigation support is one of the specialist services offered by Scrutton Bland and Andrew heads up this service, with a special focus on business valuation. Andrew is a member of the valuation committe of the ICAEW and of the education sub-commitee of the International Institute of Business Valuers. In addition to business valuation reports, other work has related to personal injury claims, contractual disputes and Fatal Accident Act claims. Andrew acts as an expert who is very comfortable in giving evidence in court and in being subject to robust cross-examination on that evidence. The keynote to this service is simple: any report that is produced has to be written with the awareness that it may need to be defended in detail in court.


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Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 10+ years of cross functional experience. He has worked in large companies and an investment research-data product start-up.

In 2016, he joined Z Nation Lab as Director and Zsolt Capital as Vice President to lead India operations & early stage funding. Additionally, he is a member of the Maharashtra Executive Committee at People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI).

Previously, Shashank was the founding member and Vice President of VCCEdge, the data platform by VCCircle. He led revenue, product development and growth initiatives for close to seven years at VCCEdge. VCCircle was acquired by News Corporation in 2015 where he served as business head for the division until 2016. He has also worked with NIIT Ltd. and Zensar Technologies Ltd.

Shashank holds an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Nagpur University and an MBA from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi.


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Dinesh is a private equity professional with over 25 years of experience in investing in Emerging markets, predominantly India-related businesses with significant years of Partner/leadership roles. He has been the founding member of 3 early-stage private equity franchises – India business of Standard Chartered Private Equity, Alcazar Capital and Multiples and worked with established funds like Actis and ICICI Venture. He has a strong understanding of Indian corporate/taxation regulations in the context of equity transactions.

Prior to Broad Peak Capital Advisors LLP, he was a Partner at Multiples Alternate Asset Management, an India focused private equity platform with US$ 1 billion under management. At JP Morgan, he led the India business for the US$750M Private Capital Asia group where he sourced several equity and equity related investment opportunities in India, and supported many transactions in SE Asia. He also managed the existing investment portfolio of US$ 450M and developed exit opportunities. Prior to JP Morgan, he was a founding Partner at Alcazar, an emerging markets private equity business in Dubai, where he conceptualized and launched a US$ 200M India focused fund on infrastructure services and logistics. Before Alcazar, Dinesh was with Standard Chartered Private Equity where he was part of the founding team of the India office and helped establish the private equity franchise in India.


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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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Experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Strong finance professional skilled in Risk Management, Accounting, Financial Planning, Working Capital Management, and Internal Controls.


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Introduction Dr. Rajkumar S. Adukia is an eminent Valuation Expert, Insolvency Professional, International Forensic Expert, Business Advisor, Author, Speaker and an authority on, Indian GAAP, IFRS and Ind AS. He is the Chairman of Competent Valuation Pvt. Ltd. which is a leading entity providing unerring Professional Services by delivering excellence to the clients and meeting the commitments while following the law in letter and spirit. He is a member of Institute of Valuers, India. He has successfully handled Valuation Assignments in various asset classes as well as the whole business of his clients. He has been conducting seminars and lectures across various countries on valuation and other matters.


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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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Darshana Kadakia, ACA, became a part of Grant Thornton to develop and enhance the existing valuation practice of the firm. She brings with her over 20 years of extensive valuation experience including business valuations, valuation of intangibles, Valuation for Financial Reporting Purposes, valuation of Investment Portfolio of Private Equity Funds as well as valuation for transactions. Her experience also encompasses Transaction Support Services including Accounting & Financial Due Diligence, Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Model Validation and Feasibility Studies. Her experience spans across industries such as Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Media & Entertainment, Logistics, FMCG, Retail, IT-ITeS, Auto ancillary, Textiles, Fertilizers, Stock Exchanges, Food Products, Education and Electronics. ‌


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Piyush has over 6 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to his work with Tano, Piyush was working with IL&FS Ltd. in investment banking for over 3 years and was part of the team headed by Hetal Gandhi. Before that Piyush worked with Export Import Bank of India in Corporate Banking and with First Global Securities as an equity analyst.

Piyush is a Postgraduate in Business Administration from Management Development Institute, India and a Graduate in Commerce from St. Xaviers College, India. He is also a CFA Charterholder. ‌