An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, KS is an experienced Investment banker with over 25 years of fund raising, M&A, cross sectoral and global experience with over 150 transactions across Equity Financing, Infrastructure financing and M&A. He has held senior positions across seven platforms in 25 years – SBI Capital Markets Ltd. (Mumbai& Ahmedabad), Torrent Group (a private group with interests in the power and pharma sectors), Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd., ICICI Securities Ltd., Barclays Capital Ltd., Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. & Daiwa Capital Markets India Pvt. Ltd. He last held the position of Head – Investment Banking at Daiwa, a Japanese investment banking house.
Even while he is stitching investment banking deals, KS is likely to be humming a Pancham number, relying on Gulzar’s insights into tender emotions that drive motivations, applying Sahir or Majrooh philosophy to the cyclicality, greed and fear that drive financial markets or simply trying to decode the cosmic signs stars are putting out for the moment. You can always rely upon him to quote every lyric and trivia on over 2500 Bollywood compositions or simply share the most wicked cartoon of the day.
Prerak is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years of diverse experience in Strategic Advisory and Equity Fundraising. He has significant start-up senior management experience with responsibilities of business growth and fundraising. Prerak has worked in YouFirst Ventures, Reliance ADAG Group, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, JP Morgan Chase. He last led Strategy & Investor Relations for YouFirst and joined Panini in April 2020. Prerak is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for football, technology, travelling the lesser known trails and collecting caps from around the world.
Mr. Ashok Khandelwal
Investment Banking experience of over 20 years across
industries including mergers and acquisitions advisory and equity
fundraising with over 50 completed transactions
Led the M&A Advisory practice of ICICI Securities Limited
An alumnus of IIM Bangalore and St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata