Our Team

Samir-Bahl- Head-Investment Banking
Samir Bahl - CEO, Investment Banking

Mr. Bahl has over 25 years of experience in consulting / financial services in the U.S.A. and India with a significant track record in mid-market Investment Banking. He has led a team of more than 20 equity investment banking professionals at Centrum Capital Limited for 4 years as Executive Director & Head of Investment Banking, having previously served as Joint Managing Director at Polymath Advisors.Formerly he also served as Managing Director of Thomson Financial (New York) and Country Head (India). He is a Post Graduate in Business Administration from University of Rochester's Simon School of Business Administration


Sachin Mehta-Associate Director-Financial Sponsors
Sachin Mehta - Director, Financial Sponsors

Sachin has over 11 years of experience in sourcing and execution of PE, M&A and capital market transactions in India. Prior to joining Anand Rathi, he served at Ambit Corporate Finance and Karvy Investor Services Limited. He holds an MBA from IIPM Mumbai


V. Prashant Rao - Head - ECM 
V. Prashant Rao -Associate Director Head-ECM

Prashant has extensive experience of over 11 years in capital market transactions. He has handled various transactions including IPOs, Rights, QIPs across varied sectors such as Capital Goods, Apparels, Consumer Electronics, Renewable Energy, Healthcare and Industrials.He holds an MBA from IIPM Bangalore


Bharat Birla - Head Consumer & Retail

Bharat Birla - Director 
Bharat has more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has advised and executed various transactions in the consumer & retail sector. He has formerly served into Financial advisory at HSBC. He holds an MBA from ISB Hyderabad and Bachelors from Shri Ram College (SRCC), Delhi University
IB-Ganesh Agarwal-Associate Director- Infrastructure & Capital Goods
Ganesh Agarwal - Associate Director
Ganesh has spent over 13 years in Investment Banking, having previously served with Axis Capital Limited (erstwhile ENAM Securities) and Prime Securities Limited. His diverse experience ranges across Infrastructure, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Textiles, Brands & Apparel, Education and Agricultural Commodities, having worked across the product spectrum including Private Equity, IPOs, QIPs, Business Restructuring, Structured Debt, etc. He is a Chartered Accountant.
 Vipin Singhal-Vice-President-Cross Border 
Vipin Singhal - Vice President
Vipin’s experience in Investment Banking spans over 10 years He has handled transactions across IB products including M&A (Cross border and domestic), Private equity and equity capital market products in various geographies including Japan, Indonesia, China and Australia. Formerly he worked at XYKno Capital, Credit Suisse and Sutherland Global (erstwhile Adventity). He holds an MBA from IMDR, Pune.

Gaurav Davda- Senior Vice President

Gaurav has over 13 years of experience in Investment Banking and Corporate Advisory & has worked across the entire spectrum of Investment Banking products such as M&A, ECM, PE Advisory etc. He has been involved in transactions upwards of USD 2 bn. Prior to Anand Rathi, he worked with the M&A and Corporate Strategy team at TCS Ltd and was a senior team member at SMC Capital. He holds an MBA from SPJIMR and also holds a degree in Securities Law from Government Law College, Mumbai

Atul ThakkarSenior Vice President

Atul has over 4 years of Investment Banking experience and has executed multiple transactions in the education sector. Prior to that he has spent 6 years in equity research covering education and mid-cap IT companies
He has also worked in areas like project finance and risk management. He is a Chartered Accountant


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