V Jayasankar

Senior Executive Director & Head of Equity Capital Markets
Kotak Investment Banking

V Jayasankar is Senior Executive Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets at Kotak Investment Banking.

Jayasankar has been with Kotak Mahindra Group for 25 years. He has worked in diverse areas within investment bank encompassing Capital Markets, Private Equity, and M&A. Jayasankar has advised and raised equity finance for several companies belonging to marquee conglomerate groups such as Aditya Birla, Godrej, HDFC, Mahindra & Mahindra, State Bank, Tata, among others.

Jayasankar has been instrumental in Kotak Investment Banking establishing leadership role in ECM business across IPOs, follow-ons and blocks. During Fiscal Year 2018, Kotak Investment Baking helped its clients raise over a record Rs.1 lakh crore through Equity Capital Market transactions, representing 50% of all Equity Offerings during that year. (Source: Prime Database)

As the Head of Equity Capital Markets, Jayasankar has worked on several pioneering and industry-defining transactions such as Embassy Office Parks REIT that have helped strengthen Kotak Investment Banking's leadership position in the industry. In the last two years, he has advised several clients on equity fund raise. These include Apollo Tyres, Bajaj Finance, Bandhan Bank, CreditAccess Grameen, DLF, HDFC, HDFC AMC, IEX, Indostar, ING, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mahindra Finance, Metropolis, Polycab, Piramal Enterprises, Shell, State Bank, SBI Life, Tata Steel, to name a few.

Jayasankar has been equally involved in landmark Disinvestment / PSU deals such as Coal India, NTPC, General Insurance Corp of India, New India Assurance and Oil India.

Jayasankar is an Engineer (IIT, Madras) and MBA (IIM, Bengaluru) with total work experience of 30 years in financial advisory services.

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