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
Narayan has over 18 years of experience in Investment Banking and Management Consulting. While doing second career-stint at MAPE, earlier he has worked with Centrum Capital, Singhi Advisors, Deloitte and Axis Bank. He has been Involved in several transactions/coverage across sectors. Key transactions include NISA Global Group's acquisition of Logicash Solutions and its structured finance with Clix Capital, OCS Group UK's 3 acquisitions in Indian Facilities Management Market, BNP Paribas' acquisition of Geojit Financial Services and Private Equity transactions such as Thyrocare Technologies (Cx Partners), Chetas Control Systems (Matrix Partners), Bhilwara Energy (Wachovia & NYLIM)
Narayan is a Chartered Accountant, CFA (ICFAI – Hyderabad) and M.Com from Mumbai University
Abhishek KhoslaVice President
Abhishek has more than 9 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.
Senthil KumarVice President
Senthil has over 13 years of experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity and Industry. He has worked across sectors and key transactions closed by him include the sale of BMM Cements to Sagar Cements, acquisition of Mac Charles India Ltd by Embassy Group and FIFC Real Estate PE Investment by TCG along with Starwood Capital and UIREF Fund.
Prior to MAPE, Senthil has worked with o3 Capital, TCG RE PE Fund, Goldman Sachs and Bank of New York (Inautix).
Senthil is an MBA from IIM Kozhikode and an electrical engineer from PSG Tech.
Shreyan M LVice President
Shreyan has over 13 years of experience across Industry, Management consulting & Investment banking mostly in the pharmaceutical sector. In the past, he has been involved in operational turnaround of a large bulk drug business at Wanbury, closing 6 transactions as part of global M&A lead growth strategy at Strides group & establishing the pharma vertical at Spark Capital.
Prior to joining MAPE, Shreyan has worked with Spark Capital, Strides group, Wanbury Limited & Tata Strategic Management Group.
Shreyan is a computer engineer from NIT, Karnataka and an MBA from IIM Indore.
Swaminathan RPVice President
Swami has more than 11 years of work experience including 9 years in the financial services industry across M&A, PE Fund raising and Equity capital markets. He has worked across sectors and key transactions include acquisition of Igarashi Motors by a consortium of buyers; PE investments in Manna Health Foods, Netmeds.com, Curatio and Ocean Sparkle; and IPO of Global Logistics Properties.
Prior to MAPE, he was with the M&A and Corporate Finance team at JP Morgan, Mumbai/Singapore.
Swami is an MBA from IIM Kozhikode and an Electronics and Communication Engineer from College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai.