Amit is a highly successful, and sought-out financial advisor in M&A, debt and equity raising, and strategic finance deals totaling $35 billion. He established Standard Chartered's U.S. M&A business, and led Morgan Stanley's Indian FIG group, advising and mentoring companies, ranging from startups to MNCs, globally. Amit now independently advises a broad spectrum of clients on critical financial and business development initiatives.
Provided independent advisory on financial management, capital raising and M&A transactions to clients and transactions in the $20 million to $500 million range.
Engaged by clients to raise capital for an enterprise software startup ($20 million), a cross-border management buy-in in the infrastructure industry ($60 million), and the acquisition of a US home products company in bankruptcy ($220 million.).
Assisted clients through the complete deal lifecycle - creation of marketing documents, modeling, due diligence, setting deal strategy, negotiation and closing.
Advised clients on market entry and alliances across the globe, including the key international markets of Japan and India.
Invested in and mentored startups in the eCommerce, business services, and capital equipment distribution spaces.
Set up the US M&A business for the bank focused on cross-border M&A and capital raising, including hiring and building out a team of five bankers.
Advised clients on all aspects of their strategic initiatives related to the Americas including valuation, management and board presentations, marketing to investors, as well as negotiation and documentation.
Joined six other members to start the South Asian M&A and leveraged finance business in an earlier sting with the bank. In the first full year of operations, the group topped the league table for cross-border M&A.
Created bespoke structured debt solutions and financed multiple event-driven transactions including a $350 million real estate backed transaction and a $95 million mid-market cross-border acquisition.
Created and participated on M&A and financing deals in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa in the technology, business services, industrials, consumer and mining sectors.
Worked with top Asian and multi-national names including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, the Sterling Group, Amcor, the Mahindra Group and the Birla Group.
Engaged on several mandates including the $100 million sale of non-ferrous ore mine in Africa, $500 million capital raise for a new mobility company, and the $125 million carve-out and sale of a public specialty financial service company's Asian processing division.