C. Venkat Subramanyam
Founder & Director
Venkat is a co-founder of Veda and has 25 years of hands-on experience in the investment banking business. A pioneer in the investment banking space in India, he has been closely associated with the growth of the Indian VC/PE industry since the mid-90s. He has an enviable track record of transaction closures in Private Equity as well as M&A, having crafted several defining transactions across domains such as Services, Infrastructure and ITeS, amongst others.
Venkat is a successful entrepreneur, having co-founded Mantra Consultants in 1998, 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.
Venkat is a voracious reader of cricketing prose, connoisseur of test match cricket, has dabbled with cricket writing and commentating in early days, keen interest in politics and current affairs, cat lover, horse racing enthusiast and unfulfilled ambitions include penning a movie script and leading home a derby winner.
Sivaraj brings to the table strong client relationships and deal-execution skills. In the last 15 years of his journey as an investment banker, about half of the 25 deals that Sivaraj has been involved with at Veda, have been transactions with repeat clients, including 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. When not crafting presentations and brokering deals, Sivaraj dons a chef’s hat or indulges his love for reading books on spirituality or going on a long drive. His dream is to drive from Chennai to London.
Gana as he’s fondly called by us at Veda, joined the team in 2010 and comes with close to 2 decades of expertise in corporate finance & investment banking, having extensively worked on Private Equity and M&A deals with deal value totaling to over US$ 1.5 Bn across sectors including Pharma, Healthcare, Telecom, Real Estate & Hospitality.
He started his career with Aircel Corporate Strategy team (focusing on Telecom and F&B space) and later moved to Ernst & Young – Lead Advisory practice as part of the Real Estate & Hospitality team. Post joining Veda, his focus sectors include Healthcare, Pharma, Media & Entertainment & Business services & logistics and brings in superior deal management / execution skills both in M&A and Private equity space. Gana has been successful in stitching multiple marquee deals that include a control PE transaction in Anjan Drugs, PE fund raise for Rainbow Hospitals, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, DCDC Kidney Care, Global Sports Commerce Pte Ltd and M&A advisory for Global Hospital, Matrix Business Services.
Gana is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. A sports enthusiast, Gana’s other interests include watching offbeat movies, listening to film music and being active on social media.
V. P. Rajan
Rajan has more than 10 years of experience in transactions and has worked extensively on deals across Healthcare & Infrastructure space. Having concluded transactions for Global Hospitals, Raj Petro Specialities, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Agarwal’s Group and Trivitron Healthcare, Rajan brings strong execution skills and 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® charter holder and an Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Rajan’s way of ‘chilling’ is to play his guitar or just travelling to distant lands and exploring the world and its myriad facets.
Atul has over 10 years of experience in leading and managing fund raising and advisory transactions especially focusing on consumer sector. Prior to joining Veda, he worked with JM Financial’s investment banking business and KPMG’s Transaction Advisory business.
Atul completed his MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Atul is a cricket enthusiast and can engage any other cricket lover on a lively debate on the game.
T S Abinandan
Abinandan has over 12 years of investment banking experience across Technology, Healthcare , Business Services and Consumer segments. Prior to joining Veda, he worked with Broadstripe USA as part of their Corporate Development/M&A team. He has also worked with Flipkart group in their M&A/venture investments team focusing on consumer tech. He has an MBA from Washington University, USA and has completed the CFA program from CFA Institute, USA. He is also very passionate about sports & music and can be seen playing a sport or playing an instrument during his free time.