Sumchit Anand is the Founder, Managing Director, of Acquisory and spearheads the M&A Advisory practice. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he has over 20 years of experience in M&A Advisory with Big 4 and industry leading firms. He is also a member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Sumchit's M&A advisory experience spans through the deal continuum including - Deal advisory, asset management, due diligence, valuations, business plan reviews, feasibility analysis etc. He also has extensive experience in the Operational Risk Consulting domain including - performance improvement, cost reduction, internal audits, and risk assessment. In his last assignment he set up and led the M&A risk advisory practice for Protiviti in India. His transactions experience includes advising and assisting large Private Equity funds and Strategic investors in their investment and asset management activities by providing comfort on their proposed investments and helping achieve their commercial and strategic objectives. Sumchit has worked across industry segments including - Manufacturing, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Telecom, IT & ITES, Healthcare, Education, Automobile and Media & Entertainment. His M&A advisory experience spans across geographies including the US, the UK, Germany, France, Singapore and China.
Divya Vij is the Founder, Director - Operations Consulting practice of Acquisory, A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Divya has over 18 years of experience including over 11 years with Big 4 in India. She has also worked in the UK practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers on a secondment and managed some large relationships in the UK. Divya has worked on a range of assignments, and has expertise in Operations Consulting, Audit/Assurance, Process Reengineering, Accounting and Evaluation, and Internal Audits. She set up and managed an outsourced operations team for one of the largest IT companies in the world for around 6 years, focusing on implementing processes for their marketing activities like schemes, reseller programs, wholesaler programs, computation, disbursements, review and troubleshooting. This also included continuous reporting to the marketing group and overseas parent company. Divya has worked across Industries including Information Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG, Hospitality, and Education.
Krishan is Director with Acquisory in our Delhi Office and has over 11 years of working experience with Big 4 and other industry leading firms. He has worked extensively across industry sectors such as Telecom, Power, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Media and IT. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, his experience includes Transaction advisory, Asset Management, Valuations and Transaction Support. His experience spans across China, Middle East and Africa. He has advised private equity investors across transaction ranging from USD 2 million to USD 100 million through the transaction continuum
Rajarshi is a Principal with Acquisory in our Delhi Office and spearheads the Asset Management vertical. An economist by training, Raj has more than 14 years of working experience in strategic consultancy, valuations, transaction advisory, fund based investments and asset management in real estate, infrastructure and logistics sectors. He is a member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Prior to Acquisory, Raj has worked for C B Richard Ellis, DTZ Plc, Bridge Capital Advisors and SREI, an infrastructure NBFC. Raj has managed investments of USD 100 million on behalf of Merrill Lynch and a portfolio of more than 2 million sft of industrial real estate space.
Varun is a Principal in our Noida Office and has 14 years of post-qualification experience. He is a Chartered Accountant and Graduate in Commerce.
In the past Varun has worked for the multinational Chaudhary Group of Nepal, VA TECH Finance (India) Pvt. Ltd., Delhi and Metaphor Investments Pvt. Ltd., Delhi.
He has worked extensively across various industry verticals viz Healthcare, Construction, Automotive, Hospitality, Power and others to raise Private Strategic Equity and Debt.
His core strengths lie in Business Development, Due Diligence, Asset Management, Valuations, MIS, Structuring, Strategic Consulting, Networking.
Kinnari is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (USA). She is a Principal with Acquisory in our Mumbai Office and has over 15 years of working experience with the Big 5 and other consulting firms in the Transaction Advisory Practice.
Her work experience includes areas such as- Financial due diligence, Business plan reviews, Deal and negotiation support, Vendor assistance & Data room management, Background checks on behalf of investors, Forensic reviews etc. She also had a stint as an entrepreneur where she focused on the Insolvency Practice and provided support services to Resolution professionals.
Kinnari is active in giving presentations and imparting training in various seminars including the one’s conducted by WIRC- ICAI in the forensic and transaction advisory space. She is an active member of the CII –Women Network as well and has co-authored various publications in her previous organization in the start-up & private equity space.
Benoy Varghese is a qualified MBA finance He is a Principal with Acquisory in our Bangalore office and has over 20 years of working experience with the large financial institution in the corporate finance and investment banking space.
His work experience includes areas such as debt syndication, private equity and M& A transaction and specialised in structuring debt and equity deals for Mid and Large corporates for fund raising from both domestic and overseas market. One of his previous work experience includes his tenure at Reliance Wealth Management.
Anil Mahajan is a Director heading Debt Advisory in Acquisory at Noida Office. He is a Management & Business graduate with MBA (Finance) from FMS and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.
Anil is a senior professional banker with 35 years of experience in Corporate Finance across all streams, Project Funding, Working Capital Finance, Structured Financing & Stressed Assets management. He has worked across all industry segment both in manufacturing and infrastructure such as Power, Road, Telecom, Hotel, Education & Healthcare.
Anil was also associated before joining Acquisory with investment bankers as Senior Advisor/Associate Director and consulting corporates.
Anil has rich global exposure being to Barclays Bank, London, UK; Citibank Manila and Stanford Business School, San Francisco, USA, besides being to all prestigious institutes in India.
Shruti Chaudhary is spearheading the Debt Advisory Practice for Acquisory for the Western Region and is based in Mumbai. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Shruti has over 16 years of experience in Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Syndication & Fund Raising.
Prior to joining Acquisory she has worked with leading Private Banks, a Foreign Bank & Investment Banking Firms. She is a seasoned & versatile Banking Professional with cross functional experience having lead & closed a variety of deals across industries, including some large & marquee transactions.
Roshan Parmar is a Manager in our M&A Advisory service based out of Mumbai office. Prior to Joining Acquisory, he has worked with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (audit team) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (transaction Services). He has worked across industries viz., Information Technology, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals, Power, Payments, Manufacturing, EPC Contractors, Start-ups. He is a Chartered Accountant with 6 years of experience.
Manpreet is based out of our Delhi NCR office and focusses on fraud Investigation, due diligence, digital forensics, e-discovery, anti counterfeit activities and corporate risk management. He has an experience of 7+ years spanning across digital forensics, fraud investigations, due diligence, IPR, asset tracing and risk consulting services. He has personally spear headed close to 100 successful raids for various clients across north India and closed various assignments of digital forensics, fraud investigations and asset tracing successfully.
Manpreet is a member of ACFE (association of certified fraud examiner) and a certified ISO 27001 auditor, digital evidence analyst & has trained various fraud investigation departments of top corporates, commercial banks & law enforcement agencies across India. He has worked across industry sectors including - Manufacturing, oil and gas, telecom, logistics, banking (asset tracing and pre lending checks), FMCG, healthcare, & automobile.
Adarika is a Corporate law specialist with over 11 years of diversified experience in providing expert advice and directing the company policy on broad range of legal and regulatory compliance including M&A implementation and special corporate actions. She is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a master’s degree in law with certifications in Corporate governance and IPR.
Prior to Acquisory, she has been associated with Tier I Tax and Regulatory Advisors, Dhruva Advisors LLP and was associated with large companies such as Hero Motocorp and Spice Group (Dr. Modi group of companies). She has previously worked with Senior Partner of SS Kothari & Mehta since she was a retainer with him in M&A practice and was engaged in various transactions as legal counsel by BMR Advisors and KPMG.
She has extensive experience with compliance and regulatory framework of different jurisdictions and has been successful in ensuring turnkey conceptualisation and implementation for M&A tax restructuring for various corporate houses along with the regular corporate compliances. As part of her responsibilities, she deals with regulatory affairs related to Registrar of Companies, Central Government / Regional Director, High Courts, SEBI, RBI and NCLT.
Mr. Advani is promoter director of "Quantum Tourism & Financial Vistas", a boutique investment banking company focused on the real-estate and hospitality verticals. Quantum is active in the area of acquisitions, disinvestments and corporate finance. The company has successfully mediated and advised on various large real estate and hotel transactions as also assisted in fund raising - both debt & equity - for various projects. Mr. Advani was part of the founding team that set up the Financial Institution "Tourism Finance Corporation of India" and has evaluated and appraised various projects for debt funding. He has over twenty years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking and currently advises various companies on development and expansion. He is an MBA from Virginia Tech., USA; honors graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce and Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Anil is the founder of VrikshAdvisors. He has over 30 years of work experience and has held senior management positions in public sector, domestic and multinational corporations.
In his last job, he was Director Finance/ CFO for Ireo, a real estate developer and an off-shore PE, which has invested the largest FDI for real estate development in India.
Prior to that, he worked as CFO,Punj Lloyd (Infrastructure),CFO, Bunge India (Edible Oil, Agriproducts, Trading), VP (Group Finance/ M&A), RPG Group (Diversified), Country Treasurer, Cargill India (Agriproducts, Financial Markets), AVP, Reliance Capital (NBFC), Unit Trust of India (Public Sector Mutual Fund) and Indian Oil Corporation(Petroleum Refining and Marketing) with responsibilities for accounting, treasury, capital markets, merges and acquisitions and corporate planning.
He graduated as a science student and later pursued CA, MBA and CFA.