LVN Muralidhar has over 25 years of experience in corporate banking, equity fund management and investment banking in India. He started his career in 1986 with Canara Bank and went on to become a fund manager for Canbank Mutual Fund where he managed an equity portfolio of more than USD 270 million for over a decade. He enjoyed an excellent track record as mutual fund manager and was awarded for being the Best Performing Domestic Fund Manager for two consecutive years in 1998 and 1999. He started Lastaki in 2003 and, since then, has advised a number of small and medium-scale companies that are now leaders in their respective sectors.
LVN is a Law graduate, Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and a Member of the Indian Institute of Bankers.
Dev has over 20 years of experience with domestic and foreign financial institutions. He held director-level positions in the investment banking businesses at Credit Suisse and HSBC where he achieved significant growth in terms of revenue and market share for the businesses. As an investment banker and an institutional broker, he has successfully raised more than USD 1 billion for Indian corporates.
Dev turned an entrepreneur in 2004 as the Founder and CIO of Tricolor Advisory Services, advisor to a India-dedicated hedge fund (AUM – USD 190 million) and also advised Fortress Investment Group, a global Hedge Fund (AUM - USD 20 billion) on its India investments. In 2006, Tricolor India Fund was nominated as the best performing India hedge fund by Eurekahedge.
As Managing Partner at Lastaki since 2009, Dev has successfully advised multiple M&A transactions and raised over USD 75 million of capital. He has also been an advisor on corporate strategy and been on the board of several organizations previously.
Dev is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Reena has over 16 years of post-qualification experience, and has been with Lastaki since 2009.
Reena has extensive experience at senior finance positions with companies in India and abroad, including financial restructuring and due diligence processes. She was CFO of Tricolor Advisory Services, India (a hedge fund) for 3 years, where she managed financial operations and accounting functions of the advisory company (India), investment management company (Mauritius) and hedge fund (Mauritius). She has also been in charge of the fund accounting function of Alliance Capital Asset Management, a large domestic mutual fund in India. Prior to that, she was based in California as the financial controller of vMoksha Technologies, a US-based software consulting company.
Reena is a Commerce graduate, a Chartered Accountant, and has also cleared the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examinations from USA.
Kunal has over 7 years of post-qualification experience and has been with Lastaki since 2009.
Kunal is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in equity research, fund management, investment banking and management advisory. Prior to joining Lastaki, he was Founder Director at Foster Capital Ventures, a special situations fund focused on PIPE deals and occasional secondary market transactions. In this role, he also advised portfolio companies on business strategy, M&A, restructuring, positioning, fund raising exercises and unlocking value for stakeholders. Prior to that, he worked in the institutional research team at Motilal Oswal Securities Limited and the Audit & Business Advisory Services division at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Sandeep joined Lastaki in 2012 and is based in Gurgaon.
Sandeep started his career with ICICI Bank, as part of Project Finance, based in Mumbai and Delhi, where he was involved in the structuring and due-diligence of projects in various industries for 5 years. He then worked for BNP Paribas, initially in Delhi and then for 7 years in Singapore, where he was Managing Director in the Media & Telecom Finance group and Leveraged Finance group, Asia-Pacific. In this role, he worked with private equity funds to provide debt for their leveraged buy-outs, and media & telecom companies to fund their various capital requirements. He also spent a year working for Motorola Singapore, as Head of Structured Finance, Indian sub-continent.
Sandeep returned to India in 2007 to set up and head the Leveraged & Sponsor Finance business for GE Capital. In all, he has more than 20 years of banking experience in India and Asia-Pacific.
Sandeep is a Commerce graduate, a Cost Accountant and has done his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Deepak has been with Lastaki since 2012 and is based in Mumbai.
Deepak worked with the Indian arm of Merrill Lynch (one of the largest global investment banks) in Mumbai for 15 years. He has worked across debt & equity markets, in client facing situations, and was instrumental in setting up the commodities & debt trading desks for Merrill Lynch in India. He has also spent a few years investing Merrill's proprietary funds in unlisted companies across various sectors including wind energy, financial services, infrastructure, technology and bio-pharma. He also managed Merrill's investments in distressed assets.
Deepak was an entrepreneur for a brief period when he set up a fitness centre in Mumbai to promote a unique wellness concept.
Deepak has done his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Sarat has over 6 years of post qualification experience and has been working with Lastaki since 2008. He has been involved in deal execution and his expertise lies in equity research, business valuation, financial modelling, transaction structuring and negotiation. He has worked on a variety of transactions including M&A, Structured Debt, Equity fund raising and Strategic advisory across industries.
Sarat is a Commerce graduate, and did his MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.
Neha joined Lastaki in 2011 and currently looks after the Technology Sector. At Lastaki, she has worked extensively on capital raising, M&A and Advisory mandates and successfully concluded transactions across ITES, Software (Enterprise/SaaS), Cloud, Internet & Mobile Technology businesses.
Prior to joining Lastaki she led the research team at a Kolkata based merchant banker. She began her career in investment banking as an Analyst with Adventity Global Services, a Mumbai-based investment banking and research services provider.
Neha has an MBA in Finance and is an alumnus of ICFAI Business School, Pune. She has over 9 years of post-qualification experience.
Purvi is the CEO of Shilputsi Consulting, India
+20 years of experience in leadership development, strategic HR advisory & management
She is responsible for strategic consultancy in the areas of compensation & benefits, organization design, talent engagement and acquisition strategy, performance management as well as leadership and entrepreneurship mentoring programs
With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Patnaik was the former Executive Director of the Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Orissa where he was heavily engaged in providing equity and debt to medium and large industries as well as the development of industries and policies to help the state government attract investment. Apart from this, he has diverse experience ranging from approvals, recoveries, debt restructuring etc. across industries such as cement, steel, mining, power, textiles, sugar, hotels and hospitals, and has been on the boards of various companies in the past.
Mr. Patnaik has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He has been with Lastaki since 2008.
Satish is a banker and fund manager with over 20 years of experience. Starting off with Canara Bank as part of the credit function, he moved on to Canbank Mutual Fund as the Fund Manager managing a corpus of more than Rs. 500 crores. Later, as Vice-President, Lloyd Finance Ltd., Mumbai, he was heading the equity investment of the Group. Subsequently, he was Director, Networth Stockbroking Ltd., Mumbai (a corporate member of BSE/NSE) as Head of Equities, running the institutional broking business.
Prior to joining Lastaki, he founded and managed Ascent Advisory Services and managed HNI funds for capital market investments.
Satish is a Commerce graduate from Bangalore University and an Associate Member of Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai.
Ravi is a pioneer in the VC space and Director of Microsoft Ventures in India
Ravi has played all roles in product companies in his career, and brings a deep understanding of IP development, and delivering focused customer value through product and cloud platforms.
He has taken companies from start-up to growth to exit, several times both in the US and India. He is a founding chair of PAN-IIT in Washington DC, TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES) in Bangalore and the NASSCOM's Product Conclave in Bangalore.
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