Anuj Verma, Finance Expert in Gurugram, India
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Anuj Verma

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Gurugram, India
Toptal Member Since
September 12, 2022

Anuj is a corporate finance expert with extensive experience in financial modeling, PE cash flows, FP&A, and equity research. He's worked closely with C-suite executives and investment professionals at a PE fund with an AUM of over $3 billion sponsored by institutes like the IMF and GIC. During the last six years, Anuj has helped multiple billion-dollar financial firms execute transactions worth over $1 billion, focusing on real estate, consumers, and the financial services industry.

Career Highlights

Delivery Lead, Equity Research
Acuity Knowledge Partners
Associate, Investments
HDFC Property Ventures

Education Highlights

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
Bachelor's Degree
Shri Ram College of Commerce

Case Studies

Work Experience

Delivery Lead, Equity Research

2020 - 2022
Acuity Knowledge Partners
  • Led a team of equity research associates in providing end-to-end support to a portfolio manager at a buy-side firm having an AUM of over $180 billion.
  • Created long-term KPI-based industry and company-specific financial models in focused industries: financial services, real estate, consumers, and automobiles.
  • Made a research project to enable data-oriented forecasting methods and applied that in the valuation model to come up with better forecasts during QTD periods. The database model aided the portfolio manager's sound and quick investment actions.
  • Conducted a discounted cash flow valuation and carried out a financial analysis of the stocks, including a return analysis, sensitivity analysis, and risk assessment for around 20+ stocks in the coverage.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Database Modeling, Equity Research, Sales Forecasting, P&L Forecasting, Valuation, Industry Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Zoom, Private Equity, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Investment Research, Financial Analysis, Financial Management, DCF Valuation

Associate, Investments

2019 - 2020
HDFC Property Ventures
  • Assisted in opportunity identification and deal sourcing in the residential real estate sector and ended up with a cumulative deal pipeline of over $100 million in a year.
  • Developed financial models and performed sensitivity analysis and stress testing to examine the impact on growth plans, valuation, and returns on existing as well as proposed investments.
  • Assisted in managing the due diligence process, including commercial, strategic, operational, financial, and legal due diligence.
  • Built strategic exit options for an underperforming investment in a chain of resorts. Advised to club specific low growth resorts and sell them to another investor. Prepared deal presentations and carried out the valuation of individual properties.
  • Oversaw the strategic initiatives under the CEO’s office for risk assessment and performance improvement in the company, including return and cash flow analysis at each fund and cost structure.
  • Prepared a financial model to review the business performance in a quasi-equity investment of $16 million in a residential project and performed a valuation of resorts in an equity investment of $13 million in a chain of resorts.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Private Equity, Investment Funds, Financial Modeling, Cash Flow, Valuation, Due Diligence, Investment Monitoring, Fund Structure, Deal Structuring, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Industry Analysis, Financial Analysis

Associate, Equity Research

2015 - 2017
  • Provided complete research support in various areas, including equity research and credit research to one of the leading investment banks in the UAE region.
  • Tracked Gulf region equities and analyzed fundamentals on a regular basis of over 25 large and mid-cap stocks spread over varied industries, including financial services, telecom, oil & gas, real estate, airlines, medical, and ceramics.
  • Managed a team of two analysts that was responsible for creating and publishing daily and weekly equity market reports for the Dubai Financial Market and Abu Dhabi Exchange. The report included daily market behavior, commentary, news, and other stock market KPIs.
  • Prepared company and sector-specific investment notes for quick snapshot analysis before including the stock in portfolio coverage. The notes covered the fundamental analysis, business performance, profitability, growth, and credit risk assessment.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Equity Research, Accounting, Industry Analysis, Credit Risk, Investment Research, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Financial Reporting, P&L Forecasting, Sales Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Valuation, Financial Management, DCF Valuation
2017 - 2019

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

2011 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Finance

Shri Ram College of Commerce - New Delhi, Delhi, India

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