Sumchit Anand is the Founder, Managing Director, of Acquisory and spearheads the M&A Advisory practice. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he has over 28 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 17 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 18 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 Director with Acquisory in our Mumbai Office and has over 17 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. She is also a board member of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS - India Chapter).
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.
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.
Ashish heads Acquisory’s Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics practice and has 14+ years of experience spanning Implementation, Audits, and Governance of Information Security & cyber forensics projects. Ashish is an expert in developing security-related strategies, policies, systems, and security controls for large organizations to integrate their disparate security program components into a holistic system of information protection. His experience spans Banking & Financial Services (BFSI), Manufacturing, Retail, Insurance, Stock Exchange & Depository, Media and Manufacturing. He has expertise in the design of Cyber Forensics Lab, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, BCP/DRP, ISO 20000, Project Management, and execution. Through his strategies our clients have attained the objective of change management required for effective information security program implementation. Ashish is a B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering and holds a Certificate in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC). In addition, he is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) & Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
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).
Saurabh is a Manager in our M&A Advisory practice and is based out of Delhi office. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (USA – awaiting license) with more than 8 years of working experience. Prior to joining Acquisory, he had worked with Deloitte USI (Risk Advisory practice). His work experience includes areas such as Financial Due Diligence, Asset Monitoring, Process Re-engineering, Risk Advisory, etc. across industry sectors such as Manufacturing, Real Estate, NBFCs, Healthcare, Retail, Energy, Start-ups, etc.
Sunaina is a Knowledge Manager in our firm and is based out of Mumbai. A Company Secretary and CFA by qualification, she has over 10 years of experience in Corporate Secretarial, Finance. She is also working for the Knowledge Management in Acquisory and writes newsletters, Articles for the firm, also handles the Digital Marketing profile. Prior to joining Acquisory she has worked with law firm and Company.
She has worked as Company Secretary for the Listed Company. She is associated for quite a long time with Acquisory and has worked on deals and transactions as well. Also, working on the NRI services for Acquisory.
Fateh is in our Forensics practice and is based in Delhi NCR. He is a qualified B-Tech (IT) with 10+ years of experience in ITCG, Cyber Forensics projects encompassing ISO 27001 implementation & adherence, IT security posture audit, Cyber Forensic Investigation (Encase) and Email Forensics (Intella) .
Fateh has handled Cyber Forensic investigative projects using proprietary methodologies and cyber forensic tools for major corporate clients wherein collected digital evidence and maintained the CoC with end-to-end case analysis & drafting the management report. He has worked on projects with business units to facilitate IT Security framework development, Risk Assessment & Management processes and Third-Party IT Risk Management. He is a Certified Internal Auditor for InfoSec and has performed IT Audits based on ISO 27001:2013, ITCG & ISO 27002 cybersecurity frameworks.
Ranjit is a Seasoned Professional with 12+ years of experience in Business Consulting and Risk Assurance Services in Media & Entertainment, Manufacturing domain with a focus on Revenue Assurance, Billing, Systems and Process Audit, Process Re-engineering, Data Analytics. Ranjit is the Manager at Acquisory Mumbai base.
Having done his post-graduation in Financial Management from NMIMS University, his expertise includes solutions in Movie Productions, Broadcasting, Over-the-top (OTT), and Media Distribution.
Ranjit has conducted Digital Addressable System (DAS) audits since 2015 for Big4 companies and other notable firms. He has worked on an array of production shoot audits, internal audits, process validations, and risk assessments across industry sectors, gaining functional experience, and understanding business nuances and operating risks. Some of his marquee clients include India’s leading production houses, the world's best OTT player, and the leading Broadcasters, MSOs, and DTH players.
Ranjit has worked in a Big4 consulting in the Risk Assurance domain in the Media & Entertainment industry, where he helped the firm to set a new solution i.e Production Shoot Monitoring. He not only introduced the product into the firm but also trained resources, handled clients independently, and helped the management in liaising with big names in the industry using his contacts.
Shashank Goyal is a Chartered Accountant by profession and an expert Corporate Financial Controller and MIS specialist. He has 14 years of professional experience. His core areas of interest include Financial Reporting, Consolidation, Taxation, Financial Projections and MIS Reporting with Data Analytics.
Before joining Acquisory, in Delhi, he was with Cardekho.com in MIS Reporting and Data Automation. Prior to that, he worked in an Indian Agri-conglomerate “Sharp Group” looking at Internal MIS reporting, presentations, and external reporting with foreign Investors/Banks. Previously, he worked for an Investment Advisory firm in Delhi as Financial Controller. His career is focused on Accounting & Finance domain learning through multiple Industry experiences, viz., Argo-processing, FMCG, Information Technology, Insurance, Cosmetics, Manufacturing as well as Trading. He specializes in team handling, monitoring proper and timely updating of accounts, tax compliances, audit coordination and routine accounting processes for the smooth functioning of companies. In his consulting and advisory role, he has worked on financial controlling, setting-up proper accounting processes and robust MIS systems for better decision-making. Previously, he was also associated with Wipro Limited as part of the Corporate Finance Team.
Sumit is a Valuation Lead in our Bangalore Office and has 17 years of post-qualification experience. He is a MBA Finance and an ACMA.
In the past Sumit was associated with firms like Deloitte, KPMG, RBSA, BDO and Grant Thornton and has an intensive experience in the Valuation Advisory space.
His work experience includes areas such as - Valuation Advisory, Financial Planning & Analysis, transaction support, (including negotiation support and review of diligence findings), Fairness Opinions and Business plan reviews, etc.
Ami is a Senior Manager in our M&A Advisory practice and based out of Mumbai Office. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of working experience. Prior to joining Acquisory, she has worked with Ernst and Young (tax team) and boutique transaction advisory firm focused on impact sector.
Her work experience includes area such as Financial Due Diligence, Vendor assistance and Data Room Management, Process Re-engineering, CFO advisory, Statutory Audit, Background Checks across industry sectors such as Manufacturing, Real Estate, NBFCs, Fintech, Healthcare, Retail, Energy, Start-ups, Education, IT & ITES etc. She has also worked on global/international assignments including Financial Due Diligence on on US companies for foreign investors and Impact sector diligence for Companies in Bangladesh.
Niladri is a Private Equity transaction Lead in our Mumbai Office and has 14 years of post-qualification experience. He is a MBA Finance and holds NISM X-B (Investment Advisor).
In the past Niladri was associated with Firms like Eques Capital (AIF, Cat-II Fund), Sadaram Fund (PMS Fund), Sun Capital and Bank of Rajasthan.
His work experience includes areas such as - Asset Management (AIF/ PMS), end to end transaction advisory on: Capital Market, Private equity and Mergers and Acquisition branches of Investment banking.
His core strengths lie in raising capital for AIF through institutions and Family offices, end to end transaction advisory on Private Equity, M&A and Capital Market for sectors such as - Financial Services, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Deeptech etc.