Jacob MathewManaging Director & Co-founder
Jacob is a seasoned investment banker with 20+ years of rich experience of driving M&A transactions. Jacob started his career with Price Waterhouse where he was instrumental in setting up their corporate finance practice. While at Price Waterhouse, he worked with a host of international majors for strategizing their India entry plans. Clients he has worked with include SAP AG, Qualcomm, British Telecom, Amway etc. Subsequently, Jacob was Vice President (M&A) at DSP Merrill Lynch where he has driven landmark deals including acquisition of Coats Viyella's garment business by AV Birla Group, sale of Burnol & Coldarin brand assets, Dr Reddy's buy-out of American Remedies etc. At MAPE, Jacob has closed deals for major corporates including Tata Sons, Dr Reddys, Wipro, Godrej, Mahindras, Cafe Coffee Day etc.
Jacob has a first degree in Engineering and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.
Ramprasad MChairman and Co-founder
Ramprasad has a rich experience of over 20 plus years in driving M&A and capital market transactions and has been engaged in several landmark transactions. Prior to Co-founding MAPE, Ram was Senior Vice President of DSP Merill Lynch heading southern India operations. Ram started his career with Essar Shipping Ltd and was involved in multi fold financing activities and acquisition of South India Shipping Corporation by Essar.Subsequently, he joined DSP Merrill Lynch and was the Senior Vice President heading southern India operations. Ram has been engaged in several landmark transactions including India Cement's acquisition of Raasi Cements, SSi's acquisition of Albion Orion Corporation and Indigo Markets, sale of SPIC Phi seeds to Dupont, acquisition of Tata Group's Hitech Drilling by Aban Loyd, Bank of Madura - ICICI Bank merger and international capital raising programmes of Dr Reddys laboratories, Sify, Satyam Computers and SSi.
Ram has a first degree in Chemistry and is an MBA from BIM, Trichy.
Sughosh MoharikarManaging Director
Sughosh is a seasoned senior M&A dealmaker who has led many of the landmark domestic and cross border transactions. Prior to joining MAPE, Sughosh was Managing Director and Head of M&A for Deutsche Bank, India. Before that, he ran the M&A business for Credit Suisse India from 2008 to 2011. Earlier, he was an Executive Director at Kotak during his tenure of 14 years with the firm, leading the advisory services arena.
His key transactions include acquisition of strategic stake in Baramulti(Indonesia) by Tata Power, sale of strategic stake in Aston Martin to InvestIndustrial group of Italy, sale of Patni to i-Gate, acquisition of Cairn by Vedanta, finalization of agreement between Heineken and United Spirits group, sale by and subsequent acquisition of Thomas Cook India by parent Thomas Cook, sale of Anchor to Matsushita, acquisition of Punjab Tractors by Mahindra & Mahindra, acquisition of Jeco and Schoneweiss by Mahindra group, among other transactions.
Sughosh is a management graduate from IIM Calcutta and has a bachelor's degree in engineering from VNIT.
Arjun has over 13 years of experience in corporate finance across M&A and private equity. He has worked primarily in the Industrials sector including cement, steel, chemicals, as well as FMCG and real estate. Some of the key transactions he has been involved in closing include Fortis's stake sale in Parkway Hospitals, Monnet Ispat's acquisition of Orissa Sponge, HeidelbergCement's acquisition of Mysore Cement, Bharti Airtel's acquisition of Hexacom Ltd, Italcementi's JV with Zuari Cement/acquisition of Sri Vishnu Cement, ICI's sale of its explosives business to Actis.
Prior to joining MAPE he has worked with Macquarie Capital, Ambit Corporate Finance and Lazard.
Arjun is an MBA from AGSM, Sydney and BA (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University.
Deepak has over 12 years experience across industry and investment banking. He has closed PE and M&A across Power ancillaries, Flow control, infrastructure ancillaries and automotive. Some of the key deals he has been involved in fund raising for C&S electric, Sale of BDK valves to Weir, Sale of Advanced Systek to GE, Fund raising from Blackstone by Igarashi Motors India.
Prior to MAPE, Deepak has worked with Avendus Capital, KPMG, Coca Cola Inc and Bangalore Stock exchange.
Deepak is a Commerce Graduate from Bangalore University and an MBA from IIM Bangalore
Anchal RastogiAssociate Director
Anchal has over 12 years of Investment Banking experience in M&A and Private Equity transaction advisory, having worked and closed transactions across sectors. She is also responsible for Financial Sponsor Coverage at MAPE.
Prior to joining MAPE, she was with Avendus Advisors. She has done her MBA in finance from Mumbai University.
Abhishek KhoslaVice President
Abhishek has more than 6 years of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Fund raising and works in the Industrials segment at MAPE. He was earlier with the M&A team of ICICI Bank focusing on Infrastructure and Agri businesses. He has closed large cross border M&A transactions in various sectors, including divestment of Profab engineers, acquisitions of Pattons Inc and Rotair spa by ELGI, sale of road projects to PLUS Expressways, Malaysia and stake sale of Leighton to Welspun.
Abhishek is an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and a Chemical Engineer.