About Anand Rathi

The Anand Rathi group came into existence close on the heels of economic liberalisation. With an aim to channelise the newfound hope and financial optimism into tangible results, Mr Anand Rathi and Mr Pradeep Kumar Gupta laid the foundation of the Anand Rathi Group in 1994. From setting up a research desk in 1995 to starting a capital market lending business in 2019, we have always kept the client at the centre of our plans.

An unwavering focus on ethics, entrepreneurial zeal and innovation has helped us thrive over the years. Our umbrella of services includes stock broking, wealth management, investment banking, commodities broking, construction finance and capital market lending, amongst others. With a dedicated client base of over 6 Lac+ Registered Customers, continued trust and support of our customers has been the most valuable legacy of the Anand Rathi Group.

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Anand Rathi Investment Banking

Since its establishment in 1995, our Investment Banking practice has developed a deep understanding of the Indian market investment landscape. With the required experience, track record and domain knowledge across several industries, Anand Rathi's investment banking practice has emerged as the ‘Advisor of choice’ for both corporates and investors. Given our strong track record of several successful and marquee transactions, we are well positioned to provide best-in-class banking advice and services. Our strength lies in our long lasting relationships with clients belonging to a diverse set of industries who value our customized solutions to suit their specific needs. These relationships and the contribution we have made to their growth story continue to be the drivers of our success and pride.

Mr. Anand Rathi

Mr Anand Rathi is the founder and the soul of the Anand Rathi Group. The Gold Medallist chartered accountant is a leading financial and investment expert in India and the broader South-East Asian region.

Before laying the foundation of the Anand Rathi Group, Mr Rathi had an illustrious and fruitful career with the Aditya Birla Group. He was a core member and played a crucial role in shaping the flagship cement business of the group. Mr Rathi had spearheaded the Aditya Birla Group's entry into various manufacturing and service sectors.

In 1999, Mr Rathi was appointed the president of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange). The rapid expansion of BOLT - the BSE Online Trading System, during his tenure, speaks volumes of his farsightedness. He also set up the Trade Guarantee Fund and played a vital role in setting up the Central Depository Services (CDS). Mr Rathi is an esteemed member of the ICAI and has experience of 53 years across sectors.

Mr. Pradeep Gupta

Mr Pradeep Gupta, the co-founder, is the fuel that runs the well-oiled Anand Rathi machinery spread across India. Starting with a family-owned textile business, Mr Gupta stepped into the financial world with Navratan Capital & Securities Pvt. Ltd. After scaling up the business, Mr Gupta later joined hands with Mr Anand Rathi to establish the Anand Rathi Group.

Over two decades of rich experience in the financial sector has provided Mr Gupta a unique insight into the working of the industry. He played an instrumental role in the success of the Institutional Broking and Investment Services arms of the group and remains the driving force behind the strong network of franchisees and branches across the country. Mr Gupta's sharp acumen has made him a trusted advisor for many. He is often seen sharing his distinctive views in the media and industry forums. The Anand Rathi Group has been the recipient of several prestigious awards under the leadership of Mr Gupta. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Bombay.

OUR TEAM

SAMIR BAHL

CEO & Head- Investment Banking

Samir Bahl is the CEO & Head of Investment Banking at Anand Rathi Advisors Limited and a part of the Anand Rathi Group’s Management Committee. He has 3 decades of experience in consulting / financial services in the US & India. He was previously Executive Director & Head of Investment Banking at Centrum Capital as well as Co-Founder of Polymath Advisors. Samir has an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business in the US. He served as the Managing Director at Thomson Financial in New York, USA. He was also responsible for building Thomson Financial’s India operations as Country Director. Post that he undertook a similar assignment as India Country Head for Omgeo, a Thomson Financial Joint Venture with the DTCC. He can be reached at samirbahl@rathi.com

SACHIN MEHTA

Director & Head- Financial Institutions & Sponsors

Sachin Mehta heads the Financial Institutions sector & Sponsors at Anand Rathi Investment Banking business and has 17+ years of experience in Investment Banking with experience in sourcing & execution of PE, M&A & Capital Market transactions in India. He is primarily focussed on coverage of Financial Sponsor, Financial Institutions and Technology. Prior to Anand Rathi, he was associated with the Investment Banking & Advisory at Ambit & Karvy. Sachin has done his MBA with dual specialisation in Marketing & Finance. He can be reached at sachinm@rathi.com

BHARAT BIRLA

Director & Head – Consumer sector

Bharat Birla heads the Consumer sector with focus on food & beverages, apparel & accessories (Retail) and personal care segments at Anand Rathi business and has 16+ years of experience in the financial services industry. He has advised & executed various transactions in the consumer sector. Prior to Anand Rathi, he was associated as the financial advisory at HSBC. Bharat has done his MBA from ISB Hyderabad and Bachelors from Shri Ram College (SRCC) Delhi University. He can be reached at bharatbirla@rathi.com

V. PRASHANT RAO

Director & Head – Equity Capital Markets

Prashant Rao leads the Equity Capital Market vertical at Anand Rathi Investment Banking business and has 16+ years of experience in Investment Banking , Having spent 16 years with Anand Rathi, he has successfully concluded several equity capital market transactions including IPOs, QIPs and other corporate advisory transactions, across sectors including Defence, Industrials & Capital Goods, Apparel Consumer Electronics, Cement, Pharma & Healthcare among others. Prior to Anand Rathi, Prashant was associated with Karvy Investor Services in their Capital markets and Advisory vertical. Prashant has done his MBA from IIPM Bangalore. He can be reached at vprashantrao@rathi.com

ATUL THAKKAR

Director & Head - Education and Technology sector

Atul Thakkar heads the Education and Technology sector at Anand Rathi Investment Banking business and has overall 20+ years of experience in finance industry of which 15+ years have been with Anand Rathi. He has successfully executed multiple deals totalling ~US$ 1 Billion over the last 8 years and has spent 7years as an equity research analyst covering Large and Mid-cap IT as well as Education Stocks. Atul has previously worked in areas like Project Finance, Risk Management, Statutory Audits and Due Diligence. He is professionally qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He can be reached at atulthakkar@rathi.com

VIPIN SINGHAL

Associate Director & Head – Healthcare, Cement and Industrial sector

Vipin Singhal heads the Cement and Industrial sector at Anand Rathi Investment Banking business and has 15+ years of experience in sourcing & execution across Private equity, Structured finance, M&A and Capital market transactions. He has an extensive experience of working in Cement, Industrials, Healthcare & retail sector. Previously, he has worked with Sutherland Global, Credit Suisse & a’XYkno Capital. He has done his MBA from IMDR Pune and Bachelors from GCM, Chandigarh, Panjab University. He can be reached at vipinsinghal@rathi.com

SUMEET LATH

Senior Vice President - Equity Capital Markets

Sumeet Lath heads the ECM – Execution practice at Anand Rathi Investment Banking business and has overall 19+ years of experience in execution of Capital markets & Corporate advisory products across varied sectors. He has rich experience at enabling companies to raise funds through the Public Issue/ Rights issue route/ QIP etc. with a closure of 35+ transactions. He has played cross-functional leadership roles spanning but not limited to structuring large scale financial deals, corporate strategy, fund raising, operations, and business development. Prior to Anand Rathi he has worked with Edelweiss (IBG-Equity), Centrum Capital & UTI Securities. He has done his MBA in Finance from ENPC Institute of Management, Paris. He can be reached at sumeetlath@rathi.com

VARUN V VIJAYAN

Senior Vice President & Head – Digital & New Technology businesses

Varun Vijayan heads the Digital and New technology space at Anand Rathi Investment Banking business and has 12+ years in finance industry with experience in sourcing & execution across Private equity, M&A, Structured Finance and Capital market transactions. He has an extensive experience of working in Technology, Tech-enabled space and IT Services sector and also has been an industry thought leader in the previous firms he has worked with. Previously, he has worked with leading IB advisory boutiques like Khetal Advisors, Merisis Advisors & Singhi Advisors. He had a stint of 5 years as an equity research analyst covering large and midcap stocks in IT Services and Auto sector with MFGlobal Securities (now Phillipcapital). He has done his MBA-IB from SDA Bocconi, Milan and Bachelors from TKM, Kerala University. He can be reached at varunv@rathi.com



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