Akash is a hard core finance professional having 7.5 years of experience across Investment Banking, Private Equity, Corporate Finance and Strategy. His latest stint was with Credit Suisse (a Bulge Bracket Investment Bank). Akash has completed his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (highest ranked B-School in India for over 5 decades). He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant (US CPA equivalent) and has cleared all the levels of CFA (US) and FRM (US).
Relevant Total Experience: 8 years
Seniority Level: Manager
Sector Experience:Chemicals Commercial and Professional Services Consumer Durables and Apparel Consumer Services Food, Beverage and Tobacco Household and Personal Products Independent Power Producers and Energy Traders Metals and Mining Paper and Forest Products Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Retailing Transportation
Skilled in: Sell-side M&A
Technical Skills: Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Stata, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ
Part of a sector and product agnostic Investment Banking team with experience in executing M&A (Both buy side and sell side), ECM and DCM deals. Prepared Information Memorandums, worked on Valuation Models, peer benchmarking exercises, industry analysis, raised capital through institutional investors, facilitated due diligence work, executed onboarding exercise for clients etc.
Executed a PE fund-raising deal for a large Scheduled Commercial Bank in India. Landscaped the entire Banking Sector, evaluated 40+ Banks and also conceptualized all possible M&A and PE deal themes in Banking Sector.
Part of the Business Development and credit lending team for MNC clients. Managed a portfolio of 40+ clients across 15+ industries. Conceptualized transaction structure, prepared credit note and got the limits sanctioned from the Risk Committee and Top Management.
Unisavo Paper Mills
Led the capital raising team for increasing the manufacturing capacity of the company. Was the field-in-charge of the project and independently negotiated with investors and bankers for funding.
S.K. Singrodia & Co.
Strategy and Finance●
Part of the strategic finance and advisory team looking after cost optimization and process restructuring solutions for SME clients. Key projects included improving raw material yield and cost savings for clients, enhancing life span of manufacturing equipments, developing Business SOPs to prevent inventory misappropriation, optimizing production schedule etc.
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Part of the Finance Club and Economics Club. Headed the Fin Control Team for Institute's annual Business festival.
CFA Institute (USA)
Cleared all the three levels in the First Attempt.
GARP Institute (USA)
Finance and Risk Management●
Appeared for both levels together and cleared in the First Attempt.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Accounting and Finance●
The degree is equivalent of US CPA. Cleared all the three levels in the First Attempt.
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Accounting and Finance●
Secured Institute Rank 2 and Class Rank 1 in 6/6 semesters.
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