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Veda's leadership team is a unique blend of investment banking, private equity investing and infrastructure financing experience.
The top management has been at the forefront of mid-market investment banking activity in the country and has developed a wide network of relationships in both the entrepreneur and investor/corporate communities.

C.Venkat Subramanyam
Founder & Director

Venkat is a co-founder of Veda and has more than 22 years of hands-on experience in the investment banking business. Venkat has been a pioneer in the investment banking space in India and has been closely associated with the growth of the Indian VC/PE industry since the mid nineties. He has an enviable track record of transaction closures in private equity as well as M&A, having crafted several defining transaction across domains such as services, infrastructure and ITeS, amongst others.

Venkat is a successful entrepreneur in his own right having co-founded Mantra Consultants in 1998 (along with Vinod Kumar), a boutique investment bank based in South India, which was subsequently acquired by Ernst & Young in 2001. He was an Associate Director at Ernst & Young before co-founding Veda in late 2003.

Venkat is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is a regular speaker in industry forums and his views on are often quoted in the business media. He enjoys strong and long standing relationships with several leading private equity funds and their managers.

Srikanth Narasimhan
Founder & Director

Srikanth is a co-founder of Veda and has over sixteen years of well-rounded experience in investment banking, private equity and corporate planning. He has advised and assisted many companies in their funding plans and M&A. He has also invested in companies, been on their boards, taken part in their growth strategies and successfully raised funds/acquired businesses for growth.

Earlier, Srikanth was with Ernst & Young, leading the private equity and M&A activities in the technology & services sectors. Prior to that, he was with ICICI Venture, the private equity arm of ICICI Bank (listed on NYSE), investing and managing a portfolio of investments in the IT/ITES sectors. He was also with RelQ Software, the leading software testing services firm in India, managing their corporate planning activities including acquisitions and fund raising. He has corporate experience as well, having worked with companies like TATA Motors and TATA Technologies.

Srikanth has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and holds an Engineering degree from BITS Pilani.

Sivaraj Sekhar
Director

Sivaraj brings to the table strong client relationships and deal execution skills. About half of the 20 deals that he has been part of over the past 10 years with Veda have been transactions with repeat clients spanning entry of PE funds, exit to PE funds or M&A opportunities. His focus areas include ITeS, healthcare & med-tech, infrastructure and education.

Prior to Veda, Sivaraj worked with Deloitte and E&Y in their Assurance and Advisory practices.

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

Vijay Kaushik
Director

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.