Investment Banking

Essel Finance investment banking arm ‘Essel Finance Capstar Advisory Limited’ offers comprehensive corporate and financing advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, debt financing advisory, equity capital markets advisory, private equity advisory and other specialised solutions. Our clients include corporates, promoters, private equity firms, family offices as well as financial institutions in India and globally across a broad spectrum of industries including consumer/FMCG, education, financial services, healthcare, industrials, media, real estate, retail and technology.

Our deep knowledge and expertise of local market dynamics, on-ground presence in all major Indian cities and an exclusive network of global partners enable us to structure transactions that lead to optimal enterprise value and long term mutually beneficial partnerships.

Our leadership team combines peerless regulatory and legislative experience with a high degree of credibility amongst financial institutions and investor community ensuring the most customized and effective transaction management to every client.

Board of Directors
Subodh Kumar Chairman

A 1977 batch IAS officer, Mr.Kumar has had held many noticeable and high impact positions within the Government of India during his long illustrious career. He has served as the Finance Secretary and Sales Tax Commissioner for the State of Maharashtra. He was also a Joint Development Commissioner in the Ministry of small-scale industry and a Textile Commissioner in the Ministry of Textile with the Government of India.

As ex Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Mr. Kumar is most notably credited with initiating critical modifications to the development control regulations, thereby, drastically reducing the manipulation in building industry, providing level playing field to all developers and protecting flat buyers in Mumbai.

With over 25 years of rich experience in the areas of Banking, Asset Management, Investment Banking, and Insurance, Mr. Chaturvedi has led several foremost financial companies of India such as Reliance Capital Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd., Lloyds Finance Ltd., and Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd in various capacities.

As the Managing Director and CEO, he was instrumental in transforming Dhanlaxmi Bank in a short span of 3 years from a regionally focused bank with a business size of approximately Rs.5800 crores to a pan-India bank with a business of approximately Rs.23,000 crores. Likewise, under his headship, Reliance Capital evolved into a diversified financial services conglomerate and assets under management at Reliance Mutual Fund grew from near Rs.1500 crores to over Rs.90,000 crores.

Amitabh Chaturvedi
Managing Director
Himanshu Mody

Mr. Mody currently heads finance & strategy for the Essel Group. Prior to this, he was the business head for the Essel Group’s sports business. He is also credited with the launch of the ‘Fun Republic’, chain of multiplexes in India as a senior member in its finance team & the Indian Cricket League (ICL) for the Essel Group. Having worked in various corporate strategy, fund raising & M&A initiatives in his vast 15 years of experience, he brings with him a unique combination of strategic, financial and transactional advisory expertise into the group.

Services and Solutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Our specialised team of seasoned investment banking professionals offer M&A advisory services to both, buy-side and sell-side clients. We help corporate, private equity firms and other financial entities execute a broad spectrum of M&A transactions, which includes minority investments, buyout of majority stake, joint ventures, divestments, demergers, splits and spin-offs.
      We utilize the potential of our thoroughly determined team, our global networks and partners to extend complete support for cross border transactions to our clients. Our teams enable multinational companies to penetrate into the booming Indian markets and Indian corporations to expand their business in markets globally .
  • Startups Advisory
    • We advise startups through their entire life cycle from seed feeding (from venture capital firm) to different series of findings (from PE investors) through to exit phase via listing aboard or an international strategic exit through our global affiliate network and our domestic relationships with early-stage investors.
  • Cross Border Transaction Advisory
    • We have our prime focus on cross border transactions through a unique model of affiliates globally through our Global Affiliate Network, in US, UK, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and other geographies by leveraging the relationships of our professionals in their geographies. Our aim is to serve as one point of contact in India for organizations worldwide by meeting their strategic and financial goals.
  • Financing Advisory
    • Essel Finance’s Investment Banking team provides appropriate advices on major financing and capital raising decisions to clients across sectors and industries.
      Our range of services include Debt Syndication through senior structured debt, mezzanine financing through private equity funds and other private sources such as angel investors, family businesses and high-net worth individuals (HNIs).
      Our continuous, direct engagement with lending institutions such as banks, NBFCs, financial, private equity and venture capital firms means that we do not offer template financing solutions to our esteemed clients. Instead, our team customizes transactions by examining all possible structures and alternatives and selects the solution that best suits the client’s requirements.
  • Private Equity Advisory
    • As leading consulting partners to various private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds firms, we advise them on platform acquisitions, bolt-on acquisitions and exit strategies.
      We guide our clientele through the entire investment life cycle. This begins from idea generation, sector analysis, strategic due diligence and valuation analysis and goes on to the strategy activation and value enhancement stages. We advise private equity firms on the timing, strategy and execution of exits from their existing portfolio companies.
      Our affiliates and partners, across all major global markets, help us provide our clients the direct access to key corporate relationships and flawless taxation, legal and other solutions required in the course of a transaction.
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