Bachelor's Degree ( Mechanical Engineering ) from Mangalore University
Alumni of St Stephens College and Mayo College Ajmer
Pankaj has over 22 years eperience in corporate & investment banking and founded Maple Capital in 2010.
Pankaj was Partner and Head of M&A/Lead Advisory at Grant Thornton in India, which he established from start in 2006 (2006- Dec 2009).
Part of start up team at Rabo India in 1998 which emerged as one of the leading Corporate finance and Investment banks in the country. Joined as Manager responsible for North India and progressed to Director with roles in Structured Debt, M&A and Relationship Management.(1998-2006).
Worked in BNP Paribas(1995-1998) starting with CEO office covering new initiatives like Merchant Banking, Private Banking and progressed to lead Credit in North India and Relationship Management.
Established track record in financing & M&A in India with emerging and large corporate across key sectors like Telecom, Food and Agribusiness, Infrastructure, Pharma and Manufacturing.
Key M&A Deals
Acquisition of Bell Ceramics by Orient Tiles and merger
Joint Venture of Manish Arora and Biba Apparels
Merger of Nelson India and Best Interiors
Acquisition of Mag Industries by Sandhar Technologies
Acquisition of RR Enterprises by Kuehne & Nagel
American & Efird India investment and Vardhman Joint Venture
Focus Brands (Cinnabon) -India Partner and Master Franchise
WPP Group acquisition of Châteaux Hospitality
Part acquisition-Grover Vineyards by Brindco
Key Structured Finance/PE Deals
USD 35 mn Structiured finance for Radisson Mysore by Edelweiss Capital
USD 20 mn Private Equity B round in Awfis
Private Equity in Nutrihealth Systems by One Health Ventures.
Structured finance for Shubham housing by Kotak Mahindra Bank
Equipment finance for Jaipuria Beverages from Tata Capital & PNB
Structured finance for Pearl Beverages by Ambit Finance
Structured term facility to Shubham Housing Development Finance Company by Religare Finvest Limited
Term Loan for Brownfield expansion to HTW by Kotak Mahindra Bank
Working Capital finance to Nelson Planning & design from Tata Capital
Divestment of Hospitality business in Uttaranchal
Divestment of cold chain logistics business to Gati
Acquisition of Burnol from Reckitt Benckiser
Divestment of Dumex India business (Protinex/Farex) to Wockhardt
CTEL –offshore acquisition
Divestment of Farex for Heinz
Divestment of Eli Lilly brands to Nicholas
Divestment of Max India-Pharma business to Jubilant Organosys
Divestment of biscuits business for Nestle
Term Loan for Brownfield expansion to Orient Bell Limited by Tata Capital
Structured term debt facility for Biba Apparels Pvt Ltd by Tata Capital
USD 60 mn acquisition finance for Bharti Televentures
Term & promoter financing for Ranbaxy US operations & its promoters
Acquisition financing for Jubilant Organosys US Clinical research business
Bridge financing for Max India
USD 25 mn structured finance for Modi’s/Distacom investment in Spice Telecom
Advised USD 20 mn equity and debt in Saraya Industries by Clearwater Capital
Acquisition financing for HTL acquisition by HFCL
USD 40 mn equity capital raise for Morepen Laboratories
Punj Lloyd- Structured financing for Highway projects
Term and Working capital financing to over 100 corporates
MBA - Finance from FMS, Delhi
B.Tech in Information Technology
Nitin has 10 years of experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity and Structured Debt Investment and leads structured finance.
He was a part of the founding team which set up the Structured Debt Investment division at Tata Capital Ltd. - the financial arm of Tata Group.
Has extensive experience in fund raising and fund deployment across wide range of sectors including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, real estate and NBFCs.
Prior to MBA, he had worked with Satyam computers for 2 years in the dedicated vertical for GE Energy and GE Consumer Finance, USA.
Cees Jan Bevers
Master business law (LLM) Erasmus University Rotterdam the Netherlands
At present Cees-Jan Bevers is Managing Director of Sahasra Europe, responsible for the European market strategy and operations of EMS Group Sahasra Electronics India.
He previosuly worked with KPN International as Project Director in Indonesia
He has served two terms as the President of the Bilateral Business Association India - The Netherlands
Has personally advised a number of companies on EU and India business affairs
B.Com (H) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.
Abhinav has 8 years of Work Experience in the field of Investment Banking and currently leads the accelerator initiative.
He was part of the initial team at Maple Capital Advisors
He began his career as a Management Trainee in the Mergers & Acquisitions division at Grant Thornton and worked his way up the firm to the position of a Senior Analyst
He has also been trained at Pepsico India Ltd and Indcap Financial Services