Akshay Bhimrajka, Finance Expert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Akshay Bhimrajka

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
August 27, 2019

Akshay is a Paris-based entrepreneur and private equity professional and has raised two funds of $250+ million and grown three companies to $1+ billion in enterprise value. An experienced financier and operator, he has helped raise $500+ million for companies in the telecom, real estate, oil and gas, and education sectors. Akshay freelances to help companies with M&A, modeling, and fundraising, leveraging his operational and financial expertise.

Career Highlights

Senior Associate
Aramis Partners
Alcazar Capital

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience


2017 - PRESENT
  • Founded a SaaS company, creating the product roadmap and development workflows, as well as establishing the marketing processes.
  • Established the technical product in eight months, learning full-stack web development and maintaining responsibility for incorporating customer feedback into the product roadmap.
  • Composed roadshow presentations and investor pitches along with three-year financial projections for an early-stage business for a seed round fundraise in France and India.
  • Performed equity transaction and capitalization audit for 50+ companies as part of the customer onboarding process.
Focus areas: Vue, Venture Capital, Business Planning, Business Strategy, Equity Valuation, Equity Offerings, Equity Financing, India, France, Web Design, Web Development, Product Management, Capital Structuring, Financing, Ethereum, Node.js, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Pitch Decks, Pitch Books, Startup Funding, Startups, Angel/Seed Funding, Seed Fundraising, Pricing, LTV:CAC, LTV, Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), Technology, Blockchain, SaaS, Fundraising, Corporate Finance

Senior Associate

2016 - 2017
Aramis Partners
  • Established a mid-fee segment education platform in the United Arab Emirates through the $50 million acquisition of two schools in Abu Dhabi, maintaining responsibility for financial modeling, planning, investor reporting, and fundraising.
  • Led the transaction process from inception to completion, including managing seller and investor relations, driving investment analysis, and developing closing and post-acquisition strategy.
  • Led deal diligence for the $100 million acquisition of a chain of Saudi Arabian gyms and health centers, conducting the investment analysis, investor reporting, and fundraising.
Focus areas: Education, K-12 Education, Family Office, Investment Cases, Private Placement Memoranda, Pitch Decks, Pitch Books, Forecasting, Business Models, Debt Financing, Financing, Project Finance, Joint Ventures, Limited Partnerships, Fund Formation, Fund Management, Investment Funds, Equity Financing, Debt Raises, Energy, Private Equity Secondaries, Private Equity Valuation, Private Equity, Board Decks, Fundraising, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Closing, Investor Presentations, Investor Reporting, Financial Modeling, M&A (Buy-side)


2013 - 2016
Alcazar Capital
  • Founded Irrawaddy Green Towers, a telecom infrastructure company in Myanmar, leading fundraising for $300 million in financing and managing all financial modeling, planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities.
  • Founded Golden Towers, a telecom infrastructure company in Vietnam, raising $20 million of growth capital and leading a $60 million acquisition of a competitor maintaining responsibility for all financial modeling, planning, and forecasting.
  • Established International Campus, a €100 million fund focused on student housing in Germany, modeling and presenting multi-layered private equity exit scenarios and delivering all fund-level and portfolio-level financial models and forecasts.
  • Led a global buy-side mandate for an international logistics player with $2+ billion of revenue, managing several transactions from sourcing to execution.
Focus areas: Investment Cases, Venture Capital, Family Office, Private Placement Memoranda, Pitch Decks, Pitch Books, Pricing, Forecasting, Business Models, Debt Financing, Financing, Project Finance, Joint Ventures, Limited Partnerships, Fund Formation, Fund Management, Renewables, Investment Funds, M&A (Sell-side), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Financing, Mezzanine, Debt Raises, Renewable Energy, Energy, Private Equity Valuation, Private Equity, Board Decks, Seed Fundraising, Fundraising, Logistics, Affordable Housing, Data Centers, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Budgeting, Entrepreneurship, Investor Presentations, Investor Reporting, M&A (Buy-side), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling
2017 - 2018

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in General Management

INSEAD - France

2009 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras - Chennai, India


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Level I

CFA Institute