Sourav Mallik

Joint Managing Director
Kotak Investment Banking

Sourav Mallik is Joint Managing Director, Kotak Investment Banking and also heads the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Practice.

Sourav started his career in 1995 and joined the Kotak Mahindra Group in 1999. During his career as an investment banker, he has advised a wide range of clients on their growth strategies, M&A and restructuring plans.

This includes Lafarge, CRH, CIE Automotive, Hitachi, Toshiba and Kokuyo on their India entry and acquisition strategies; Owens-Illinois on restructuring of their India business; Abbott Laboratories on their India growth and consolidation strategy; Godrej Consumer, United Breweries, Mastek, Mahindra Systech and GE Shipping on restructuring; the promoters of Micro Inks and Gokaldas Exports on divestment; Tech Mahindra's acquisition of Satyam, and ING Vysya's merger with Kotak Mahindra Bank. He has also advised many Indian and multinational companies on open offers, buybacks and delisting offers, including Citigroup's delisting of e-Serve, Huber group's delisting of Micro Inks and iGate's delisting of Patni.

Sourav's outbound M&A expertise has been built by liaising with international investment banks across Japan, Europe, the UK and the US. He has assisted M&M, Micro Inks and Raymond in their overseas acquisitions/restructuring and is currently working on many initiatives covering these geographies.

Sourav is a specialist in M&A Advisory, Deal Structuring, Restructuring, Valuations, Joint Ventures and India Entry services. He is also very familiar with the regulatory framework for M&A (including cross-border M&A). Sourav was a member of the SEBI's Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee, which recommended a new set of Takeover Regulations for Indian listed companies in 2010.

Sourav brings to bear a multi-disciplinary background, being an Engineer (IIT, Delhi) and MBA (IIM, Ahmedabad) with an M&A and Advisory services experience of over 20 years in investment banking. Sourav is widely quoted and interviewed in the Indian media on topics related to M&A.

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