As Founder & Managing Director, Sandeep provides overall leadership and direction to the firm. Sandeep has more than 20 years of rich experience in SME-centric private equity investing and corporate finance. His ability to identify investment trends early on has allowed him to make several successful investments across various private equity firms that he has been with, before founding Nine Rivers Capital. Some of the notable transactions to his credit include Astra Microwave, the first defence and aerospace sector private equity deal in India and Titagarh Wagons, the first rail sector private equity deal in India. Previously, Sandeep was a Partner at Frontline Ventures, an India-centric PE firm, where under his leadership, the fund delivered top quartile returns over a 5-year period. Sandeep started his private equity investing career with ICICI Ventures as Head of B2B Investments and has also had an SME focused exposure in corporate finance with a leading NBFC and a business conglomerate in the former years of his career. Sandeep holds an MBA in Finance from NMIMS, Mumbai, and a Bachelors in Engineering from Amravati University.
Nimesh co-founded the Investment Banking Group at Nine Rivers Capital. Nimesh brings 20+ years of experience in Investment Banking (PE, M&A and Structured Finance) and Corporate Advisory (Financial & Structuring Consulting). Nimesh has successfully executed 20+ transactions aggregating more than US$ 400mn in value. He has closed transactions with some of the best rated PE investors (like Warburg Pincus, Citi Ventures, ChrysCapital, India Value Fund). He has worked across sectors including Food, Consumer, Education, Infra and Water Treatment, Auto Ancillary, Chemicals, ,Engineering, Retail and Media. Nimesh was earlier a Director at Equirus Capital, a full-service investment bank. Prior to that, he was a Director at Cipher Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank focused on PE and M&A. Nimesh is a Chartered Accountant, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Anand brings over 19 years of operating, consulting and investment banking experience. Prior to Nine Rivers, he was a Senior VP with a mid-sized investment bank – Value Vision Consultants, where he was leading fund-raising activities for SMEs and private equity funds in India. Earlier, he led operational improvement projects across diversified industries in his stint as a Management Consultant with Anand Rathi Group. Previously, he was with L&T looking after new product & business development in their Eutectic Division. Anand is a CFA and a Certified Investment Banker, SCIB. He has a Bachelors in Engineering degree from VNIT, Nagpur.
Vivek brings over 17 years of investment management experience to the table. Prior to Nine Rivers Capital, Vivek was a Principal with Global Environment Fund, and Fund Manager with Quantum Asset Management Co. Pvt. Ltd. As an investor/manager, with experience spanning the public & private equity space, he understands both the financial and operational aspects of business. By temperament, Vivek is a patient and long-term investor. Vivek holds an MBA in Finance from Calcutta University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nagpur University. His other interests and belief include environment & animal welfare and endurance sports.
Pragati brings over 11 years of public market experience in equity research across multiple sectors in India and Asia, complementing NRC’s research capabilities in evaluating investment opportunities in the public markets. Previously, Pragati was the lead analyst at IIFL tracking the consumer, retail and hotel sectors. Prior to that, she was with Citi covering consumer and media sectors. During her stint at JP Morgan Chase, she was part of the Asian technology hardware team. She started her career with SBI Mutual Fund covering the auto sector. Pragati holds an MBA in finance from IIM, Calcutta and a Bachelors in Engineering from Amravati University.
Nupur brings 8 years of experience in Wealth Management and Investment Banking. She manages the Fund-raising and Investor Relations initiatives in the firm. She has spent over six years with Citibank managing HNI relationships as a part of the Citigold Wealth Management team, advising an asset book of US$ 20 million. She also had a short stint as an Associate in Investment Banking with Fortune Financial, a listed mid-sized stock brokerage firm. Nupur holds an MBA degree in Marketing from SIBM, Pune and a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Pune University.
Hanumant brings with him an experience of managing Investor Relations and Investment Banking assignments gained during his two-year stint at Seagull IR Solutions, a niche financial consultancy firm. During his brief career at Seagull, he had the opportunity to work closely with senior managements of several listed companies across sectors. Previously, Hanumant has worked for two years at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at the client site of one of their key capital market clients, National Stock Exchange (NSE). Hanumant holds an MBA in Finance from Welingkar Institute, Mumbai, and B. Tech from JNTU, Hyderabad.
Sneha brings about 2 years of experience in Investment Banking. Earlier she worked with Sapien Capital, a London-based boutique supporting cross-border M&A transactions. Sneha has also had a short stint with CRISIL in their SME Rating Division. She holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Manchester Business School, U.K., and a B.Com from HR College, Mumbai.
Heta has been with the firm since the inception and has an experience of over 23 years in areas of banking, finance and accounts. Well versed with the intricacies of investment accounting and statutory & regulatory compliances, she provides the back office assurance to the firm. Previously, Heta has been a part of Sandeep’s team as a consultant at Frontline Ventures and prior to that she was Head of Accounts at Aurionpro Solutions, an IT company. In the former years of her career, Heta was a banker having worked for over 15 years with Bank of Baroda in various capacities with major time spent in Loans & Advances. Heta is a qualified Company Secretary and a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University.
Roshni has been with the firm since the inception and has an experience of over 17 years in Office Management, Administration & Sales. She is in charge of overall administration and also supports the Managing Directors. Roshni has been a part of Sandeep’s team at Frontline Ventures in a similar capacity. Prior to that, she has worked with Godrej GE Appliances, handling Front Office Sales. Roshni is a Chemistry graduate from Mumbai University.
Gautam brings over 10 years of Investment banking experience in the areas of PE / VC fund raising,Structured Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions (domestic and cross-border). He brings in end to end transaction execution capabilities coupled with incisive business and financial analysis. He has participated in several transactions, aggregating over USD 100mn in value. He has advised clients across a range of sectors including Infrastructure & Construction, Engineering, IT/ITES, Healthcare, Food, Retail, Logistics and Real Estate. He enjoys long-standing relationships with financial and strategic investors. Prior to joining Nine Rivers Capital, he was a Director and founding team-member of Tower Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank. Gautam holds a PGDBA in Finance and a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University.
Satyajit has over 7 years of experience in Investment Banking and Management Consulting. He has advised clients in IT, Technology, Digital Media and Education sectors on fund raising and M&A transactions. Prior to Nine Rivers Capital, he had a 3+ years stint with Tower Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank and before that with Wizarth Advisors, an IT focused boutique M&A advisory firm. He started his career and worked in London with Volensis, a corporate finance boutique focused on small and medium sized businesses. Satyajit has a Bachelors in Telecommunication Engineering from PES Institute of Technology, India and a Masters in Digital Signal Processing from Lancaster University, UK