Experts

Jay Gandhi, Equity Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Jay Gandhi is a Partner with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co based out of Mumbai office. Jay’s practice encompasses Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity, Joint Ventures and Investment Funds and he has extensive experience across these areas both on cross-border and domestic deals. 

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Abhinav Bhalaik, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Mr. Abhinav Bhalaik is a Partner with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas based out of the Mumbai and a member of the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. 

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Vishal Agarwal, Partner, M&A, Deloitte India


Raja Lahiri, Partner - Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton India LLP

Raja leads the Private Equity Advisory Initiative for the Firm and covers sectors like Technology, Media and Financial Services Sector within Corporate Finance. Raja focuses on various aspects of deal making starting from deal origination and ideation, preliminary deal analysis, due diligence (financial and commercial), valuation, deal negotiation and advise on deal agreements. He also advises clients on post deal integration matters and ideation of exits for Private Equity Funds. Raja has advised and led more than 240+ deals over the past decade of transaction advisory experience and has worked with corporates (India and multinational) as well as leading Private Equity Funds.

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Karan Kalra, Senior Member, Nishith Desai Associates

Karan is a leader in the M&A and Private Equity practices at Nishith Desai Associates. He also heads the firm’s banking and financial services industry. Karan focuses largely on domestic and cross border M&As, JVs, private equity transactions and structured finance along with providing regulatory and general corporate advice across sectors.

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Sneha Prithviraj, Director - Corporate Finance, Delloite

Sneha joined Deloitte India as Director – Corporate Finance in a second stint in November 2018. She is based out of Mumbai; Her earlier stint was from June 2015 to February 2018.

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Neeraj Garg, Partner, PWC India

Neeraj anchors valuation strategy group in the western India. In his ~20 year stint with PwC India, he has provided services across the deal continuum including target identification, due diligence reviews, transaction structuring, valuation, business plan reviews, model analysis, purchase and financing agreement reviews, and post-closing consultation.

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Vivek Jhunjunwala, Associate Director, Corporate Finance, Deloitte India


Roshan Thomas, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Roshan Thomas is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and specializes in Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and General Corporate Advisory.

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Pankaj Chopda, Director, Grant Thornton India LLP

As an Associate Director in Transaction Advisory Service Pankaj advises and leads financial due diligence transactions.  A Chartered Accountant (2003), Pankaj received his Business Management Bachelor’s degree from Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College affiliated to the Bangalore University, India. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.

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Karan Kalra, Senior Member, Nishith Desai Associates

Karan is a leader in the M&A and Private Equity practices at Nishith Desai Associates. He also heads the firm’s banking and financial services industry. Karan focuses largely on domestic and cross border M&As, JVs, private equity transactions and structured finance along with providing regulatory and general corporate advice across sectors.

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Vishnu Giri, Partner, PwC India

Vishnu Giri (“Vishnu”) is Partner with PwC’s Deals sub SBU; he leads the Valuations practice for the southern region.

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