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The team at Veda brings together rich experience in transaction execution and strong domain knowledge.
Drawn from diverse backgrounds, the team has a holistic mix of corporate strategy, investment banking, corporate banking, audit and corporate finance experience. This team is backed by a group of associates / analysts who provide research and execution support.

Abhishek Gupta
Vice President

Abhishek is based in Hyderabad and is involved in business development and end-to-end transaction execution. He brings to the table over 14 years experience in business development and marketing across the banking, consultancy and investment banking domains. In his earlier roles he has worked with leading names like L&T, ICICI Bank and Ernst & Young.

Abhishek has a management degree from IIT Kharagpur and an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee.

K.A. Sukesh
Vice President

Sukesh has been with Veda since inception and brings with him over 12 years of experience in various facets of finance. At Veda, Sukesh has worked on a wide spectrum of clients both in private equity and in M&A. His core strengths are strategic analysis, project management and transaction structuring, having worked on many complex and one-of-a-kind transactions.

Prior to joining Veda, Sukesh served as the CFO of a couple of technology start-ups where he has successfully negotiated multiple rounds of venture funding.

Sukesh is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

M. Shajith Kumar
Consultant

Shajith handles end-to-end transaction execution and brings over 10 years of experience in corporate finance. He has played a key role in the closure of over twenty PE/M&A transactions. While he has worked across different sectors, his areas of interest and focus include retail, infrastructure and services, having worked with names such as Landmark, GKC Projects, UDS and DM Healthcare.

Prior to Veda, Shajith was with the due diligence and regulatory practice of Ernst & Young, where he has assisted investors and companies at various stages of transaction execution. Earlier, he was with Mantra Consultants, where he has handheld clients through the transaction process.

Shajith is a graduate in mathematics from the University of Madras and has completed a post-graduate programme in applied finance from IIM Calcutta.

Sivaraj Sekhar
Vice President

Sivaraj brings over 8 years of experience in the areas of due diligence, transaction support, documentation & audit. At Veda, he has been responsible for the execution and closure of over 10 PE/M&A transactions. He has worked on a variety of transactions across industries and specifically in the ITeS domain including clients such as Pharmarc, Integra and Textech. He has also worked on niche areas such as agri inputs and medical technology.

Sivaraj has prior work experience with Ernst & Young and Deloitte in the Assurance and Advisory practice, which helped him gain a deep understanding of business processes and systems of companies in the manufacturing, IT and services domains.

Sivaraj is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Vijay Kaushik
Vice President

Vijay's focus areas of interest at Veda are Banking & Financial Services, IT/ ITES and Healthcare. Having concluded marquee transactions for industry leaders like Financial Software & Systems and BharatMatrimony Group, Vijay brings robust execution skills and experience in handling structurally complex transactions.

Prior to joining Veda, he worked with ICICI Prudential in the Corporate Planning function. He was involved in pricing of products and business planning for new ventures in the insurance space.

Vijay has an MBA from IIM Lucknow and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Atul Saraogi
Associate Director

Atul has over 10 years of experience in leading and managing fund raising and advisory transactions especially in the Consumer facing and healthcare sectors

Prior to joining Veda, he worked with JM Financial’s Investment Banking business and KPMG’s Transaction Advisory Business

Atul did his MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

S. Ganapathiraman
Associate Director

Gana has over 10 years of expertise in Investment Banking having extensively worked on  Private Equity / M&A deals across real estate, healthcare, telecom & hospitality sectors. Gana started his career with Aircel (Sivasankaran's Sterling Infotech Group), and was involved in multiple fund raise / M&A deals (acquisition of RPG Cellular, divestiture of Dishnet, acquisition of Barista Coffee, fund raise for Aircel expansion, divestiture of Aircel etc) for the Group.

Prior to joining Veda, Gana was with Ernst & Young – TAS for about 5 years and had worked on a range of funding / joint venture transactions for major players across South India in the real estate and infrastructure space.

Gana is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

V. P. Rajan
Associate Director

Rajan has more than 8 years of experience in transactions and has worked extensively on deals across healthcare & infrastructure space. Having concluded transactions like Global Hospitals, Continental Hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr Agarwal's Group, Trivitron Healthcare, Rajan brings strong execution skills & experience in handling cross border / structured transactions.

He has prior work experience with Ernst & Young's Transaction Support team, where he was involved in financial due diligence across various industry verticals with focus on infrastructure transactions.

Rajan is a CFA® charterholder & an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.

T. S. Abinandan
Associate Director

Abinandan has over 8 years of experience in M&A and PE transaction execution. He has worked on transactions across industries such as manufacturing, F&B, ITeS & Healthcare

Prior to joining Veda, he worked with Broadstripe USA, a leading telecom Company in their Corporate Development/M&A team

Abinandan has an MBA from Washington University, USA and has completed all 3 levels of the CFA program from CFA Institute,USA