Defence Strategy Advisory

Client Transaction Details Value
(US$ mn)
ITC Defense of unsolicited offer for VST Confidential 2001
Gesco Corporation Successful defense of Gesco Corporation using a white knight Confidential 2001
Dhanalakshmi Bank Defense of a back door takeover mounted on Dhanalakshmi Bank through its IPO Confidential 1996
Bharti Telecom Defense of an unsolicited takeover of Bharti Telecom Confidential 1996

Team Leader

Joined Kotak Mahindra Group in 1999

Specialist in M&A Advisory, Deal Structuring, Restructuring, Valuations, JVs and India Entry services. Intimately familiar with the regulatory framework for M&A (including cross-border M&A), open offers, buybacks and delisting offers.

Outbound M&A expertise has been built by liaising with international investment banks across Japan, Europe, the UK and the US, and is currently working on many initiatives covering these geographies.

Member of SEBI's Takeover Regulations Advisory Committee, which recommended a new set of Takeover Regulations for Indian listed companies in 2010.

An Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Leadership Team