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akasam has more than 40 professionals. The depth and breadth of our industry experience are attributes that our clients value highly. We invest significant resources in acquiring, refining and sharing these capabilities to further benefit our clients.
 
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Executive Team
Deepak H ( Lead - Merchant Banking )
Deepak is instrumental in establishing merchant banking framework at akasam. He currently heads the merchant banking division. He handles activities related to the financial analysis, IPO/FPO planning, preparation of Prospectus, M&A Due Diligence, Rights Issue and Takeover Management. He has more than 15 years of work experience in the financial services industry. Prior to akasam, he was a Senior Manager (Investment Banking) with Religare Capital Markets Limited and with IDBI Capital Market Services Limited. Deepak is a law graduate and Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Kavitha G ( Lead - Debt )
Kavitha has been assoicated with akasam since inception. She heads the debt syndication division at akasam. She has over 13 years of experience in corporate finance and has worked with a large heterogeneous clientele and handled many complex and one-of-a-kind transactions in debt syndication. She brings a different perspective to a deal with her strategic analysis, project management and transaction structuring. Kavita is a Graduate in Commerce.
Poorna Chandra Rao V ( Lead - Equity )
Poorna heads the equity division at akasam. He handled several large and complex engagements in Private Equity Syndication. He has 10 years of work experience in the financial services industry with special focus on Equity Syndication, Equity Research in the last 4 years. Prior to heading equity division he was involved in closure of many large Debt Syndication deals. Poorna is a business graduate and also has a Masters degree in commerce.
Poornima A ( Lead - Corporate Advisory )
Poornima heads the corporate advisory division at akasam. She has over 7 years of experience in corporate advisory services. Her focus areas include FEMA advisory, SEZ/STPI advisory, drafting and vetting the investment agreements and due diligence advisory. Poornima is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.
Sharda Shastry C ( Lead - Corporate Advisory )
Sharda handles the secretarial services at akasam. Her areas of expertise include secretarial due diligence and client advisory on compliance and legal matters. Sharda is a law graduate and Associate Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Venkateshwar Rao Nakka ( Lead - Tax Advisory )
A Company Secretary having 10 years of experience in overseas incorporations, international taxation & transfer pricing.Venkat is the head of International tax advisory. He supports clients on inbound and outbound investments, international businesses on tax compliance, tax planning and other tax advisory issues. His special area of focus is international tax planning and compliance for individuals, corporations and partnerships. He has 8 years of experience in taxation including 3 years in overseas incorporations, international taxation & transfer pricing. Venkat is a Graduate in Commerce.
VaraPrasad CNV ( Lead - Business Development )
Varaprasad is involved in business development and also end-to-end transaction execution. He has overall experience of 12 years in business development with around 5 years in financial consultancy and investment banking domains. Prior to akasam, his experience of working in different companies gave him heterogenous industry experience. Varaprasad is a Graduate in Business Management.
Ramana V ( Associate - Corporate Advisory )
Ramana handles ROC related matters and compliance issues. His areas of expertise include advising on Indian/overseas incorporations and corporate advisory services. He has over 15 years of rich experience in corporate law advisory. He provides customised services to clients' specific requirements. He is a a law graduate and also has a post graduate in commerce.
Vijay Grover ( Associate - Equity )
Vijay handles client advisory on issues of business strategy, private equity and providing commercial due diligence support to investors assessing opportunities. He has over 2 years of experience in corporate finance advisory services. Prior to akasam, he was a manager in ING Vysya Bank for 3 years. Vijay is a management graduate from ICFAI Business School (Silver Medalist) and is also a Certified Associate from Indian Institute of Banking and Finance.
Harshavardhan M ( Associate - Debt )
Harsha handles debt syndication and has worked on a number of funding transactions for businesses in diverse sectors. His areas of focus include telecom, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. He has 4 years of experience in corporate finance advisory services. S Harsha is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India and Associate Member of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
Sandhya Y ( Associate - Debt )
Sandhya handles debt syndication and has worked on a number of funding transactions for businesses in diverse sectors. She has special focus on the construction, infrastructure space and hospitality sectors. She has 5 years of experience in corporate finance advisory services and is instrumental in execution of several debt syndication deals. She has a masters degree in commerce.
Aparna Ravipudi (Associate-Debt)
Aparna is a management graduate from University of Hyderabad with 5 years of experience in execution areas of debt syndication. She specializes in analyzing a companys financial situation and evaluate their funding alternatives and their implications.
Hima Bindu E ( Associate - Debt )
Bindu handles project apprisals. She specializes in assessing projects, identifying business opportunities and risks and advising clients on project's economic and financial feasibility. She has over 5 years of experience in apprising business proposals. Bindu is a graduate in business management.